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  • Task force officers arrest one man, seek second in home invasion

    Task force officers arrest one man, seek second in home invasion

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:24:38 GMT
    Quincy police said Thursday morning that an arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Chadwick H. Kelly. Police said Kelly is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said Kelly is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His bond has been set at $100,000.
    Quincy police said Thursday morning that an arrest warrant has been issued for 23-year-old Chadwick H. Kelly. Police said Kelly is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. Police said Kelly is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 165 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. His bond has been set at $100,000.

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Lynsey Whitaker of Quincy named 49th Adams County Fair Queen

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Lynsey Whitaker of Quincy was named the 49th Adams County Fair Queen late Wednesday night.The 20-year-old Whitaker was one of 14 young women competing for the title, representing six different Adams County towns. The pageant was witnessed by a crowd of about 1,000. More>>

Low jobless rate turns focus to training programs

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Another month of low unemployment rates in Western Illinois and Northeast Missouri means employers will need to keep scrambling to find workers. "We've got a pretty low and stable unemployment rate. That's a good... More>>

Koster: Amendment 1 will keep Missouri globally competitive in ag industry

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TAYLOR, Mo. -- During a farm visit Thursday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said a ballot question that would protect Missouri farmers from what he called "arbitrary" and "unreasonable" regulations would not... More>>

School Board may take another look at students performing community service

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Some Quincy School Board members don't want to give up on the idea of launching a community service element into the local school system. The board's Discipline Committee on Tuesday agreed to table a proposal to... More>>

Adams County Mobile Food Pantry set for Saturday morning at Madonna House

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Joanne Dedert is expecting a big turnout. Make that a huge turnout. "We're anticipating long lines," said Dedert, the executive director of Madonna House, which is coordinating an Adams County Mobile Food Pantry on... More>>

Quincy School Board approves 10-cent increase in school lunch prices

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The Quincy School Board agreed Wednesday to increase the district's school lunch prices by 10 cents in the 2014-15 school year. The increase was recommended by Jean Kinder, the district's food service director.... More>>

Country singer returns to area for Thursday night concert

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Bridgette Tatum said she was put on earth to make music. "It's what I love and what I do," Tatum said. The singer/song writer will have a chance to do just that on Thursday when she takes the stage at the Adams... More>>

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  • LIESEN: Is it really 'just a phase'?

    LIESEN: Is it really 'just a phase'?

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:51:05 GMT
    I've been going through several new phases lately which has really made me think about my lengthy history. Recently, my favorite foods and interests seem to change more frequently than the weather. Also, I'd like...
    I've been going through several new phases lately which has really made me think about my lengthy history. Recently, my favorite foods and interests seem to change more frequently than the weather. Also, I'd like...
  • EIGHINGER: Treat email with respect; DON'T YELL AT PEOPLE

    EIGHINGER: Treat email with respect; DON'T YELL AT PEOPLE

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:56:05 GMT
    Unfortunately, I remember the day like it was yesterday and it will always be filed under the "10 dumbest things Steve has ever said or done." Well, at least the "said" part. The exact date escapes me, but it was in the early 1990s when personal computers were more of an oddity than a requirement.
    Unfortunately, I remember the day like it was yesterday and it will always be filed under the "10 dumbest things Steve has ever said or done." Well, at least the "said" part. The exact date escapes me, but it was in the early 1990s when personal computers were more of an oddity than a requirement.
  • O'BRIEN: Don't fret if you missed National Junk Food Day

    O'BRIEN: Don't fret if you missed National Junk Food Day

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:39:46 GMT
    We've all had times where we've tried to eat more healthfully. You'd grab a fiber bar instead of a Milky Way or reach for a Vitamin Water instead of a Mountain Dew. However, many of us opt for the unhealthful...
    We've all had times where we've tried to eat more healthfully. You'd grab a fiber bar instead of a Milky Way or reach for a Vitamin Water instead of a Mountain Dew. However, many of us opt for the unhealthful...
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  • Coatsburg man gets eight-year prison term in four felony cases

    Coatsburg man gets eight-year prison term in four felony cases

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:23:28 GMT
    A Coatsburg man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges in four different felony cases, including aggravated battery of a child, in Adams County Circuit Court. Isaiah Murray Jr.,...
    A Coatsburg man was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to charges in four different felony cases, including aggravated battery of a child, in Adams County Circuit Court. Isaiah Murray Jr.,...
  • Perry, Mo., woman gets 20-year prison sentence on number of charges

    Perry, Mo., woman gets 20-year prison sentence on number of charges

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:24:53 GMT
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- A Perry woman originally charged with second-degree murder in the 2011 death of a Ralls County woman was sent to prison Thursday after a hearing in Ralls County Circuit Court. Judge Rachel Bringer...
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- A Perry woman originally charged with second-degree murder in the 2011 death of a Ralls County woman was sent to prison Thursday after a hearing in Ralls County Circuit Court. Judge Rachel Bringer...
  • Quincy man sent to prison after using gun in trap league

    Quincy man sent to prison after using gun in trap league

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:12:48 GMT
    A Quincy man pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of weapon by a felon and was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after he after he participated in a local trap-shooting league. Thomas E. Veihl, 48, was scheduled...
    A Quincy man pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of weapon by a felon and was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday after he after he participated in a local trap-shooting league. Thomas E. Veihl, 48, was scheduled...
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  • Mental error, wild pitch cost Gems victory against Dans

    Mental error, wild pitch cost Gems victory against Dans

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:32:18 GMT
    Brandon Shirley caught the Quincy Gems off guard. That allowed the Terre Haute Rex to catch up a little, too. Shirley, the Danville Dans center fielder who led off the ninth inning Wednesday night with a walk...
    Brandon Shirley caught the Quincy Gems off guard. That allowed the Terre Haute Rex to catch up a little, too. Shirley, the Danville Dans center fielder who led off the ninth inning Wednesday night with a walk...
  • Cavemen looking to put together season-ending win streak

    Cavemen looking to put together season-ending win streak

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:48 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Cavemen have yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but the players understand the outlook is bleak. Still, Josh Griffith is confident the Cavemen can finish the season...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. — The Hannibal Cavemen have yet to be mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but the players understand the outlook is bleak. Still, Josh Griffith is confident the Cavemen can finish the season...
  • QU basketball player's court case continued

    QU basketball player's court case continued

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:34 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:34:32 GMT
    A preliminary hearing for Quincy University men's basketball player Scott Bruxvoort scheduled for Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court was continued to Aug. 6. Bruxvoort, 21, made a brief appearance before Judge...
    A preliminary hearing for Quincy University men's basketball player Scott Bruxvoort scheduled for Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court was continued to Aug. 6. Bruxvoort, 21, made a brief appearance before Judge...
  • Today's Poll

  • The Library of Congress has honored Billy Joel with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song for lifetime achievement in music. What's your favorite Billy Joel hit?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll. Here are the results so far:

    Piano Man
    26%
    74 votes
    Just the Way You Are
    6%
    16 votes
    She's Always a Woman
    5%
    13 votes
    You Might Be Right
    6%
    16 votes
    It's Still Rock and Roll to Me
    12%
    32 votes
    She's Got a Way
    5%
    13 votes
    Tell Her About It
    1%
    2 votes
    Uptown Girl
    19%
    52 votes
    An Innocent Man
    2%
    6 votes
    Only the Good Die Young
    18%
    50 votes
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  • Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead

    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore...
    Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a...
  • Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says operating costs for the service's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time.
    Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday.
  • Today in History

    Today in History

    By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.
    By The Associated Press Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.
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  • Texas Roadhouse to hold Special Olympics fundraiser on Friday

    Texas Roadhouse to hold Special Olympics fundraiser on Friday

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:34:24 GMT
    The Quincy Police Department will hold a fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. A free lunch of a pulled pork sandwich, corn and fresh bread will be served with...
    The Quincy Police Department will hold a fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois Friday, July 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse. A free lunch of a pulled pork sandwich, corn and fresh bread will be served with...
  • Cooling centers open at Salvation Army; fans needed

    Cooling centers open at Salvation Army; fans needed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:58:32 GMT
    The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Family Services office are open as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued. The Family Services office at 501 Broadway will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through...
    The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Family Services office are open as cooling centers on days when heat advisories are issued. The Family Services office at 501 Broadway will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through...
  • Culvert work begins Wednesday on U.S. 24 near Quincy

    Culvert work begins Wednesday on U.S. 24 near Quincy

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:47:00 GMT
    U.S. 24 will be closed 1.7 miles west of Interstate 172, northeast of Quincy, for nearly four weeks starting Wednesday. The Illinois Department of Transportation has hired County Contractors Inc. of Quincy to replace two...
    U.S. 24 will be closed 1.7 miles west of Interstate 172, northeast of Quincy, for nearly four weeks starting Wednesday. The Illinois Department of Transportation has hired County Contractors Inc. of Quincy to replace two...
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  • Host families needed for German wind ensemble

    Host families needed for German wind ensemble

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:33:49 GMT
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Host families are needed in the Carthage area in August to house members of the German Youth Wind Ensemble, Jugendorchester Wertinger. The 54-member instrumental group, ages 13-19, will visit Carthage...
    CARTHAGE, Ill. -- Host families are needed in the Carthage area in August to house members of the German Youth Wind Ensemble, Jugendorchester Wertinger. The 54-member instrumental group, ages 13-19, will visit Carthage...
  • Extension offers West Nile program in Quincy, Rushville

    Extension offers West Nile program in Quincy, Rushville

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-23 14:58:03 GMT
    The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes. The program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Adams and Schuyler county...
    The Four Seasons Gardening program from University of Illinois Extension continues with a session titled West Nile Virus and Mosquitoes. The program will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Adams and Schuyler county...
  • Florence Bridge to close Saturday for repairs

    Florence Bridge to close Saturday for repairs

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:23:00 GMT
    Transportation officials say the Florence Bridge and Ill. 106 over the Illinois River will closed for repair work on Saturday. The Illinois Department of Transportation expect the bridge to be closed down from 8 a.m. to...
    Transportation officials say the Florence Bridge and Ill. 106 over the Illinois River will closed for repair work on Saturday. The Illinois Department of Transportation expect the bridge to be closed down from 8 a.m. to...
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