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  • 'Things got pretty exciting': Tuesday incident was 19th ‘shots fired’ call in July

    'Things got pretty exciting': Tuesday incident was 19th ‘shots fired’ call in July

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 10:16 PM EDT2015-07-29 02:16:54 GMT
    Tuesday morning started off like any other for Jim Elder, owner of Elder Auto Body at 814 York. He was working inside the garage near the southeast corner of Eighth and York when he saw a scuffle start in the alley to the east of his business. Elder said he didn’t think much of the situation as he went to the west of his building to grab some parts out of his truck. That’s when the silence of the morning was shattered by the sound of gunshots.
    Tuesday morning started off like any other for Jim Elder, owner of Elder Auto Body at 814 York. He was working inside the garage near the southeast corner of Eighth and York when he saw a scuffle start in the alley to the east of his business. Elder said he didn’t think much of the situation as he went to the west of his building to grab some parts out of his truck. That’s when the silence of the morning was shattered by the sound of gunshots.

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Tuesday
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  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:07 am
  • Sunset: 08:21:42 pm
  • Humidity: 90
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7-Day Forecast: Macomb

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Currently in Macomb as of

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  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:57:39 am
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  • Humidity: 95
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
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7-Day Forecast: Pittsfield

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Currently in Pittsfield as of

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  • Wind: W @ 3 mph
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  • Sunrise: 06:00:23 am
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  • Visibility: 10 mi.
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7-Day Forecast: Hannibal

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Plenty of sun

Tuesday
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Afternoon thunderstorms

Wednesday
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A few thunderstorms possible

Currently in Hannibal as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: W @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.14 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:02:54 am
  • Sunset: 08:21:20 pm
  • Humidity: 68
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
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Dearwester named Adams County Fair queen

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Beck named president, CEO of Broadcast Electronics

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Tom Beck has been named president and CEO of Broadcast Electronics.  More>>

Day care providers hit by Illinois budget stalemate

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After getting burned in the past, Renae Von Burg now requires cash payments from parents of children who she cares for in her home and their care is paid for by the state of Illinois."If and when the state does pay, I'll get their money back to them. More>>

Group working to restore Washington Theater plans for the future

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The group working to restore the 90-year-old Washington Theater is developing fundraisers that could generate significant revenue. More>>

Quincy native part of internationally recognized ad campaign team

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A Quincy native was part of a team that received international recognition for its campaign on keeping the memory of victims of gun violence alive. More>>

Plan Commission endorses three proposals that will go to City Council

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Neighborhood residential zoning southeast of 36th and Harrison was endorsed by the Quincy Plan Commission Tuesday night and will go to the City Council for a final decision. More>>

Big Brothers Big Sisters group hopes to find 100 mentors in 100 days

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St. Jude Quincy to Peoria runners 'close' to $115,000 goal

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Brittany Vermeire says the St. Jude Quincy to Peoria Run volunteers are close to their goal of raising a record $115,000. More>>

ICC forum hears pros, cons of Grain Belt Express transmission line

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Supporters touted jobs and business benefits of Clean Line Energy's proposed Grain Belt Express transmission line while opponents stressed the negative impact on farming and farmland owned for generations. More>>

Budget stalemate an issue at rural health roundtable in Pittsfield

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Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti came to Illini Community Hospital on Tuesday afternoon to talk about health care in rural communities. More>>

Area tourism spending rising, though funding for visitors bureau in limbo

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Tourism spending grew by more than $7 million in the region in 2014, though support for tourism agencies throughout the state is in limbo. More>>

Quincy Plan Commission to consider zoning change, sign size

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Members of the Quincy Plan Commission will consider neighborhood residential zoning for land southeast of 36th and Harrison, vacating utility easements on the Monroe School property and a larger sign near Stoney Creek Inn tonight. More>>

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  • Celebrity 'morons' can't hide from their words

    Celebrity 'morons' can't hide from their words

    Thursday, July 30 2015 9:13 AM EDT2015-07-30 13:13:27 GMT
    Once a year when putting together the monthly "Morons of the Month" feature, I like to pay tribute to our celebrity friends, those famous faces we see (way too) frequently on television and on the covers of the gossip magazines at the supermarket checkouts.
    Once a year when putting together the monthly "Morons of the Month" feature, I like to pay tribute to our celebrity friends, those famous faces we see (way too) frequently on television and on the covers of the gossip magazines at the supermarket checkouts.
  • E. HUSAR: Lessons were learned during July 13 windstorm

    E. HUSAR: Lessons were learned during July 13 windstorm

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 8:56 AM EDT2015-07-29 12:56:31 GMT
    The devastating windstorm that sucker-punched Quincy two weeks ago is gradually fading in the rear-view mirror. In retrospect, valuable lessons were learned along the way. For one thing, many folks quickly discovered the value of having plenty of extra flashlight batteries on hand.
    The devastating windstorm that sucker-punched Quincy two weeks ago is gradually fading in the rear-view mirror. In retrospect, valuable lessons were learned along the way. For one thing, many folks quickly discovered the value of having plenty of extra flashlight batteries on hand.
  • O'BRIEN: Disaster preparations help home health care provider survive latest storm

    O'BRIEN: Disaster preparations help home health care provider survive latest storm

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 10:00 AM EDT2015-07-28 14:00:22 GMT
    When the windstorm hit earlier this month, a disabled Quincy man thought he might be left in the dark. Mike needs help getting in and out of his wheelchair every night. With his power out after the storm hit in early evening of July 13, Mike figured he might be sleeping in his wheelchair. But he called his home service care provider, hopeful that they might be able to help.
    A disabled Quincy man thought he might be left in the dark when the wind storm hit July 13. Mike needs help getting in and out of his wheelchair every night, but with no power after the storm hit, Mike figured he might...
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  • Monroe City man facing felony sex, invasion of privacy charges

    Monroe City man facing felony sex, invasion of privacy charges

    Friday, July 31 2015 12:35 AM EDT2015-07-31 04:35:59 GMT
    A Monroe City man is facing felony charges in two counties after an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jeremy D. Wilson, 39, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor in Marion County and invasion of privacy in the first degree in neighboring Monroe County. Wilson's bond in each case was set at $100,000 cash only. He is being held in the Marion County Jail.
    A Monroe City man is facing felony charges in two counties after an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Jeremy D. Wilson, 39, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor in Marion County and invasion of privacy in the first degree in neighboring Monroe County. Wilson's bond in each case was set at $100,000 cash only. He is being held in the Marion County Jail.
  • Hannibal man faces up to 120 years in prison after drug conviction

    Hannibal man faces up to 120 years in prison after drug conviction

    Friday, July 31 2015 12:35 AM EDT2015-07-31 04:35:00 GMT
    Hannibal man was convicted of five felony drug charges by a Marion County jury on Monday. Jimmy D. Atteberry was found guilty on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.Atteberry, 43, faces up to 120 years in prison at a Sept. 15 sentencing hearing before Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd in Palmyra, Mo.
    Hannibal man was convicted of five felony drug charges by a Marion County jury on Monday. Jimmy D. Atteberry was found guilty on two counts of distribution of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver.Atteberry, 43, faces up to 120 years in prison at a Sept. 15 sentencing hearing before Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd in Palmyra, Mo.
  • FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: William Bence

    FUGITIVE OF THE WEEK: William Bence

    Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers needs your help in apprehending a fugitive.
    Quincy Regional Crime Stoppers needs your help in apprehending a fugitive.
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  • Quinsippi Stamp Club to meet Aug. 5

    Quinsippi Stamp Club to meet Aug. 5

    Thursday, July 30 2015 8:54 AM EDT2015-07-30 12:54:27 GMT
    The Quinsippi Stamp Club will have its sixth meeting of the year Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison in Quincy.
    The Quinsippi Stamp Club will have its sixth meeting of the year Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison in Quincy.
  • Wavering pool to close on Sunday

    Wavering pool to close on Sunday

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 10:50 AM EDT2015-07-29 14:50:35 GMT
    The Quincy Park District will close Wavering Aquatic Center for the season -- and for good -- on Sunday.
    The Quincy Park District will close Wavering Aquatic Center for the season -- and for good -- on Sunday.
  • Special Olympics to benefit from lunch

    Special Olympics to benefit from lunch

    Wednesday, July 29 2015 10:19 AM EDT2015-07-29 14:19:54 GMT
    A fundraiser for the Special Olympics Illinois will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 5120 Broadway.
    A fundraiser for the Special Olympics Illinois will be held Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Texas Roadhouse, 5120 Broadway.
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  • Eighth annual PhillyFunFest parade to be held Aug. 15

    Eighth annual PhillyFunFest parade to be held Aug. 15

    Thursday, July 30 2015 2:13 PM EDT2015-07-30 18:13:51 GMT
    The eighth annual PhillyFunFest and parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
    The eighth annual PhillyFunFest and parade will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
  • Benefit set for Aug. 16 in Ursa

    Benefit set for Aug. 16 in Ursa

    Thursday, July 30 2015 11:23 AM EDT2015-07-30 15:23:00 GMT
    Proceeds from a homemade ice cream social at the Ursa Christian Church will benefit a couple who are experiencing unexpected expenses since the premature birth of their first child.
    Proceeds from a homemade ice cream social at the Ursa Christian Church will benefit a couple who are experiencing unexpected expenses since the premature birth of their first child.
  • Blue moon viewing event Friday at Mark Twain Lake

    Blue moon viewing event Friday at Mark Twain Lake

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 11:30 AM EDT2015-07-28 15:30:25 GMT
    Mark Twain State Park will hold a special blue moon viewing event starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Buzzard's Roost on Mark Twain Lake. July's blue moon is the second full moon of the month, which will not occur again until 2018 and, after that, until 2037.
    FLORIDA, Mo. -- Mark Twain State Park will hold a special blue moon viewing event starting at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Buzzard's Roost on Mark Twain Lake. July's blue moon is the second full moon of the month, which...
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