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  • Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

    Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 9:47 AM EDT2015-04-28 13:47:28 GMT
    National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
    National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.
  • Gene Grawe Fund nears $1 million mark in tuition assistance for Quincy's Catholic schools

    Gene Grawe Fund nears $1 million mark in tuition assistance for Quincy's Catholic schools

    Monday, April 27 2015 12:07 AM EDT2015-04-27 04:07:09 GMT
    More than 500 families will receive tuition assistance to be used at Quincy's Catholic schools next year, thanks to scholarships from the Gene Grawe Fund. Fund administrators announced Sunday that $188,609 was made available to 523 families for the 2015-16 school year, bringing the total raised since 2005 to $959,955.
    More than 500 families will receive tuition assistance to be used at Quincy's Catholic schools next year, thanks to scholarships from the Gene Grawe Fund. Fund administrators announced Sunday that $188,609 was made available to 523 families for the 2015-16 school year, bringing the total raised since 2005 to $959,955.
  • Pike leaning toward west Pittsfield site for ambulance building; no action taken on landfill proposal

    Pike leaning toward west Pittsfield site for ambulance building; no action taken on landfill proposal

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 11:57 AM EDT2015-04-28 15:57:33 GMT
    The Pike County Board is leaning toward a site on the western edge of Pittsfield for a new ambulance building rather than renovating the service's current home near Illini Community Hospital. In addition, board members took no action Monday on the proposed host county agreement with Hickory Ridge Landfill after listening to questions and concerns from residents.
    The Pike County Board is leaning toward a site on the western edge of Pittsfield for a new ambulance building rather than renovating the service's current home near Illini Community Hospital. In addition, board members took no action Monday on the proposed host county agreement with Hickory Ridge Landfill after listening to questions and concerns from residents.
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