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  • YOUR TOWN: This year marks 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia

    YOUR TOWN: This year marks 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-10-01 18:34:59 GMT
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- Members of the Missouri Union regiment tasked with facing Confederate guerillas in Centralia in September 1864 were called to carve out their place in Civil War history. The two-week-old regiment,...
    SHELBINA, Mo. -- Members of the Missouri Union regiment tasked with facing Confederate guerillas in Centralia in September 1864 were called to carve out their place in Civil War history. The two-week-old regiment,...
  • Concerns raised on city's cost for Newcomb project

    Concerns raised on city's cost for Newcomb project

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:06:17 GMT
    The price tag associated with a potential development on the site of the former Newcomb Hotel is a concern for some Quincy aldermen. Hobart Historic Restoration of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has proposed building a five-story...
    The price tag associated with a potential development on the site of the former Newcomb Hotel is a concern for some Quincy aldermen. Hobart Historic Restoration of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has proposed building a five-story...
  • Manufacturing expo at JWCC targets both students, community

    Manufacturing expo at JWCC targets both students, community

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-10-01 15:57:07 GMT
    More than 300 area high school students and the general public alike will have an opportunity Friday to get a glimpse of manufacturing's future. John Wood Community College is hosting a manufacturing expo at the...
    More than 300 area high school students and the general public alike will have an opportunity Friday to get a glimpse of manufacturing's future. John Wood Community College is hosting a manufacturing expo at the...
  • QU's Concert Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall in March

    QU's Concert Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall in March

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-10-01 15:54:22 GMT
    Quincy University's Concert Choir will travel to New York in March to perform in Carnegie Hall. The 30-member singing group has been selected to take part in a performance with several other university choirs from...
    Quincy University's Concert Choir will travel to New York in March to perform in Carnegie Hall. The 30-member singing group has been selected to take part in a performance with several other university choirs from...
  • Changes might be coming to enterprise zone program as renewal process continues

    Changes might be coming to enterprise zone program as renewal process continues

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-10-01 15:50:20 GMT
    Final approval of the Quincy/Adams County Enterprise Zone is moving forward, and officials plan to host a public hearing on the plan this month. Chuck Bevelheimer, Quincy's director of planning and development, said...
    Final approval of the Quincy/Adams County Enterprise Zone is moving forward, and officials plan to host a public hearing on the plan this month. Chuck Bevelheimer, Quincy's director of planning and development, said...
  • Cremated remains from Colorado funeral home found in drug suspect's car in Louisiana, Mo.

    Cremated remains from Colorado funeral home found in drug suspect's car in Louisiana, Mo.

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-10-01 14:07:16 GMT
    A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said. A Pike County sheriff's deputy found the ashes in four plastic boxes after police in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana arrested James Robert Lee II, 39, on methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia charges. Lee went to Louisiana City Hall on Sept. 23 and told officers his GPS system indicated ...
    A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said. A Pike County sheriff's deputy found the ashes in four plastic boxes after police in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana arrested James Robert Lee II, 39, on methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia charges. Lee went to Louisiana City Hall on Sept. 23 and told officers his GPS system indicated ...
  • Newsboys returning to Quincy Nov. 4 at Oakley-Lindsay Center

    Newsboys returning to Quincy Nov. 4 at Oakley-Lindsay Center

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:24:57 GMT
    Spread the news. The Newsboys are returning to Quincy for a 7 p.m. concert Nov. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, providing the area with a second major contemporary Christian music event in a little more than three months....
    Spread the news. The Newsboys are returning to Quincy for a 7 p.m. concert Nov. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, providing the area with a second major contemporary Christian music event in a little more than three months....
  • Aldermen approve purchase of more downtown trees

    Aldermen approve purchase of more downtown trees

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:21:50 GMT
    An additional 20 trees will be bought for the city of Quincy's fall planting program to replace trees that have died in the downtown district. Aldermen approved the $4,772 plan Monday after hearing from a...
    An additional 20 trees will be bought for the city of Quincy's fall planting program to replace trees that have died in the downtown district. Aldermen approved the $4,772 plan Monday after hearing from a...
  • Billy Graham's grandson to speak Oct. 29 at Hannibal-LaGrange

    Billy Graham's grandson to speak Oct. 29 at Hannibal-LaGrange

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:20:38 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Will Graham, a grandson of famed U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, will speak Oct. 29 at Hannibal-LaGrange University. He will lead the 10 a.m. chapel service at Parker Theater inside the Roland Fine Arts...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Will Graham, a grandson of famed U.S. evangelist Billy Graham, will speak Oct. 29 at Hannibal-LaGrange University. He will lead the 10 a.m. chapel service at Parker Theater inside the Roland Fine Arts...
  • $900,000 street-surfacing project underway in Quincy

    $900,000 street-surfacing project underway in Quincy

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:17:58 GMT
    Crews from Diamond Construction started work Monday on a nearly $900,000 street milling and resurfacing project on Quincy streets. The company is expected to finish the project in six weeks. The City Council approved the...
    Crews from Diamond Construction started work Monday on a nearly $900,000 street milling and resurfacing project on Quincy streets. The company is expected to finish the project in six weeks. The City Council approved the...
  • School Board agrees to small raises for non-union workers, administrators

    School Board agrees to small raises for non-union workers, administrators

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:12:59 GMT
    The Quincy School Board decided Tuesday to give raises of between 1 and 2 percent to employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements. The raises are in line with recent contracts approved for various unionized...
    The Quincy School Board decided Tuesday to give raises of between 1 and 2 percent to employees not covered by collective bargaining agreements. The raises are in line with recent contracts approved for various unionized...
  • Local boards against teacher tenure amendment in Missouri

    Local boards against teacher tenure amendment in Missouri

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-09-30 15:38:27 GMT
    LEWISTOWN, Mo. -- A handful of Northeast Missouri school boards have adopted resolutions opposing a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with teacher tenure. The Lewis County C-1 School Board voted unanimously this...
    LEWISTOWN, Mo. -- A handful of Northeast Missouri school boards have adopted resolutions opposing a proposed constitutional amendment dealing with teacher tenure. The Lewis County C-1 School Board voted unanimously this...
  • Developer seeks city incentives for project with commercial space, apartments on former Newcomb Hotel site

    Developer seeks city incentives for project with commercial space, apartments on former Newcomb Hotel site

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-09-30 12:50:12 GMT
    A Cedar Rapids, Iowa developer is proposing that a five-story mixed-use building be placed at the former site of the Newcomb Hotel at 400 Maine. However, it will require significant investment -- potentially $3 million -- from the downtown Quincy TIF district. Hobart Historic Restoration's $3.9 million proposed development, Newcomb Lofts, would have approximately 4,777 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor with 20 market-rate apartments on the four upper stories.
    A Cedar Rapids, Iowa developer is proposing that a five-story mixed-use building be placed at the former site of the Newcomb Hotel at 400 Maine. However, it will require significant investment -- potentially $3 million -- from the downtown Quincy TIF district. Hobart Historic Restoration's $3.9 million proposed development, Newcomb Lofts, would have approximately 4,777 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor with 20 market-rate apartments on the four upper stories.
  • Salvation Army breaks ground for new thrift store

    Salvation Army breaks ground for new thrift store

    Monday, September 29 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-29 16:59:21 GMT
    Quincy Salvation Army officials hope to have their new Family Thrift Store open by July 1. Ground was broken Monday morning for the facility, a 25,000-square-foot project that will replace -- and double the space of --...
    Quincy Salvation Army officials hope to have their new Family Thrift Store open by July 1. Ground was broken Monday morning for the facility, a 25,000-square-foot project that will replace -- and double the space of --...
  • Rice credits WGCA 'consistency' for listeners' support

    Rice credits WGCA 'consistency' for listeners' support

    Monday, September 29 2014 11:41 AM EDT2014-09-29 15:41:19 GMT
    Bruce Rice had no problem recreating the feeling of the WGCA-FM radio staff when the Sharathon funrdaising goal was reached. "It was euphoria. Everyone in the room exploded," Rice, the non-profit contemporary Christian...
    Bruce Rice had no problem recreating the feeling of the WGCA-FM radio staff when the Sharathon funrdaising goal was reached. "It was euphoria. Everyone in the room exploded," Rice, the non-profit contemporary Christian...
  • Pike County grant to help address youth health

    Pike County grant to help address youth health

    Monday, September 29 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-09-29 15:35:24 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pike County Community Health Partnership wants to put greater emphasis on alcohol and tobacco awareness among the school-aged population thanks to a grant from Southern Illinois School of Medicine. ...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- The Pike County Community Health Partnership wants to put greater emphasis on alcohol and tobacco awareness among the school-aged population thanks to a grant from Southern Illinois School of Medicine. ...
  • Participants find FCA clinic a good way to spend the day

    Participants find FCA clinic a good way to spend the day

    Monday, September 29 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-09-29 13:17:28 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- On a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon, there were plenty of other ways that Hannibal-LaGrange University junior Chris King could have been spending his time. Instead of hanging out with friends or...
    On a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon, there were plenty of other ways that Hannibal-LaGrange University junior Chris King could have been spending his time. Instead of hanging out with friends or catching up on a little sleep after a busy week of classes, King used his day to fuel one of his passions. King donated his time to help a group of area high school and middle school students learn what the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is all about during a leadership clinic.
  • City of Quincy sees spending on professional services fall $300,000 in three years

    City of Quincy sees spending on professional services fall $300,000 in three years

    Sunday, September 28 2014 12:56 AM EDT2014-09-28 04:56:37 GMT
    Spending on professional services in the city of Quincy has fallen by about $300,000 over the last three years, but the city still spends more than $1.2 million a year on services from no-bid vendors. The professional...
    Spending on professional services in the city of Quincy has fallen by about $300,000 over the last three years, but the city still spends more than $1.2 million a year on services from no-bid vendors. The professional...
  • Critics say proposed EPA water rule would reach far beyond the farm

    Critics say proposed EPA water rule would reach far beyond the farm

    Sunday, September 28 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-09-28 04:34:17 GMT
    It's easy to think of recent commercial developments while driving along Quincy's 54th Street, not water issues. But Pat Poepping worries that a water issue could hamper future development there and on the east...
    It's easy to think of recent commercial developments while driving along Quincy's 54th Street, not water issues. But Pat Poepping worries that a water issue could hamper future development there and on the east...
  • On the Street: Lights volunteer, favorite subjects, taking the gold and sticky situations

    On the Street: Lights volunteer, favorite subjects, taking the gold and sticky situations

    Sunday, September 28 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-09-28 04:21:23 GMT
    Brad Billings, retiring CEO and president of Blessing Corporate Services, was a good sport for a good cause last week. Billings agreed to be duct-taped to a wall in the Blessing Hospital lobby to help promote the second annual Duct Tape Ball.Brad Billings, retiring CEO and president of Blessing Corporate Services, was a good sport for a good cause last week. Billings agreed to be duct-taped to a wall in the Blessing Hospital lobby to help promote the second annual Duct Tape Ball.
    HAPPY TO HELP: Bob Scott is one many people who has spent years volunteering to help with the "Avenue of the Lights" display at Wavering and Moorman Parks. At this month's Quincy Park Board meeting, Scott was one of...
    HAPPY TO HELP: Bob Scott is one many people who has spent years volunteering to help with the "Avenue of the Lights" display at Wavering and Moorman Parks. At this month's Quincy Park Board meeting, Scott was one of...
  • Monroe City police make biggest marijuana bust in Marion County history

    Monroe City police make biggest marijuana bust in Marion County history

    Saturday, September 27 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-09-27 21:45:32 GMT
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- A simple traffic stop Friday night resulted in what law enforcement officials in Marion County are calling the biggest marijuana seizure in the county's history. Julisa Ramirez, 38, of Boston, was...
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- A simple traffic stop Friday night resulted in what law enforcement officials in Marion County are calling the biggest marijuana seizure in the county's history. Julisa Ramirez, 38, of Boston, was...
  • Tiny Griggsville congregation to celebrate remaining faithful to Episcopalian Church

    Tiny Griggsville congregation to celebrate remaining faithful to Episcopalian Church

    Saturday, September 27 2014 1:47 AM EDT2014-09-27 05:47:55 GMT
    GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- The Rev. William Roeger looks toward the heavens as he talks about the ministry at St. James Episcopal Church. Work underway on a new roof, along with installation of a new carpet runner, "shows to...
    GRIGGSVILLE, Ill. -- The Rev. William Roeger looks toward the heavens as he talks about the ministry at St. James Episcopal Church. Work underway on a new roof, along with installation of a new carpet runner, "shows to...
  • Lovelace enters not guilty plea in first-degree murder case

    Lovelace enters not guilty plea in first-degree murder case

    Saturday, September 27 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-27 05:42:03 GMT
    Curtis LovelaceCurtis Lovelace
    Through one of his lawyers, Curtis Lovelace has entered a not guilty plea in his first-degree murder case. Jay Elmore, one of two Springfield-based lawyers that Lovelace has hired to represent him, entered a not guilty...
    Through one of his lawyers, Curtis Lovelace has entered a not guilty plea in his first-degree murder case. Jay Elmore, one of two Springfield-based lawyers that Lovelace has hired to represent him, entered a not guilty...
  • Shepherd puts out call for more foster families in Northeast Missouri

    Shepherd puts out call for more foster families in Northeast Missouri

    Saturday, September 27 2014 1:38 AM EDT2014-09-27 05:38:07 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Missouri 10th Circuit Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd says the need for foster families is growing in Marion, Monroe and Ralls counties. Shepherd said during a Friday news conference at the Missouri Heart...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Missouri 10th Circuit Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd says the need for foster families is growing in Marion, Monroe and Ralls counties. Shepherd said during a Friday news conference at the Missouri Heart...
  • Park District offering free Fall Festival Saturday at Moorman Park

    Park District offering free Fall Festival Saturday at Moorman Park

    Friday, September 26 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-09-26 20:31:52 GMT
    The Quincy Park District wants to give people one last chance to enjoy the Batting Cage area before it closes for the season. The Park District will hold its first Fall Festival from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at The Batting...
    The Quincy Park District wants to give people one last chance to enjoy the Batting Cage area before it closes for the season. The Park District will hold its first Fall Festival from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at The Batting...
  • Unemployment rates fall once again in August; Illinois rate at six-year low

    Unemployment rates fall once again in August; Illinois rate at six-year low

    Friday, September 26 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-09-26 16:13:39 GMT
    Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metropolitan area during August, and all 102 counties showed year-to-year declines for the third month in a row. Nationally, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits...
    Unemployment rates fell in every Illinois metropolitan area during August, and all 102 counties showed year-to-year declines for the third month in a row. Nationally, the number of people seeking unemployment benefits...
  • Citywide cleanup set for Saturday

    Citywide cleanup set for Saturday

    Friday, September 26 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-09-26 14:57:03 GMT
    Thousands of Quincy residents are expected to take place in the citywide cleanup from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the disposal site at Front and Delaware streets. Residents should use Payson Avenue starting at Sixth...
    Thousands of Quincy residents are expected to take place in the citywide cleanup from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the disposal site at Front and Delaware streets. Residents should use Payson Avenue starting at Sixth...
  • Pittsfield looks to review proposed preservation ordinance in October

    Pittsfield looks to review proposed preservation ordinance in October

    Friday, September 26 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-09-26 14:55:17 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Chris Davenport says he's ready to sit down with the Pittsfield City Council to talk about historic preservation. Davenport chairs the city's historic preservation advisory committee, which...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Chris Davenport says he's ready to sit down with the Pittsfield City Council to talk about historic preservation. Davenport chairs the city's historic preservation advisory committee, which...
  • Quinn announces $1.6 million Hancock County road project

    Quinn announces $1.6 million Hancock County road project

    Friday, September 26 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-26 14:53:58 GMT
    A Hancock County highway project worth nearly $1.6 million was announced Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn. A new driving surface and shoulders will be installed along Ill. 96 from 0.2 miles south of Warsaw Road to north of...
    A Hancock County highway project worth nearly $1.6 million was announced Thursday by Gov. Pat Quinn. A new driving surface and shoulders will be installed along Ill. 96 from 0.2 miles south of Warsaw Road to north of...
  • Power outage affects Adams Electric customers

    Power outage affects Adams Electric customers

    Friday, September 26 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-09-26 13:17:33 GMT
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Nearly 2,800 Adams Electric customers experienced a brief power outage Thursday afternoon. The Camp Point-based utility said 2,776 customers in the eastern part of its territory -- including Mount...
    CAMP POINT, Ill. -- Nearly 2,800 Adams Electric customers experienced a brief power outage Thursday afternoon. The Camp Point-based utility said 2,776 customers in the eastern part of its territory -- including Mount...
  • 'It opens your eyes': Volunteers blanket northeast Missouri to help United Way agencies

    'It opens your eyes': Volunteers blanket northeast Missouri to help United Way agencies

    Friday, September 26 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-09-26 13:14:24 GMT
    After an early breakfast at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Thursday, volunteers traveled to some of the United Way for the Mark Twain Area's 35 member agencies to paint, clean, landscape and do any other work the agencies might have needed. It was part of the 19th annual Day of Caring.
    After an early breakfast at Hannibal-LaGrange University on Thursday, volunteers traveled to some of the United Way for the Mark Twain Area's 35 member agencies to paint, clean, landscape and do any other work the agencies might have needed. It was part of the 19th annual Day of Caring.
  • Sheriff: Safety concerns led to Lovelace being housed in neighboring county jail

    Sheriff: Safety concerns led to Lovelace being housed in neighboring county jail

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:37:18 GMT
    Curtis Lovelace has been housed in the Hancock County Jail in Carthage since he was arrested last week on first-degree murder charges. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said keeping Lovelace out of the jail in the Adams...
    Curtis Lovelace has been housed in the Hancock County Jail in Carthage since he was arrested last week on first-degree murder charges. Adams County Sheriff Brent Fischer said keeping Lovelace out of the jail in the Adams...
  • Detective's interest in Lovelace case led to grand jury indictment

    Detective's interest in Lovelace case led to grand jury indictment

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:35:23 GMT
    Only one thing about Cory Lovelace's death in 2006 concerned Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. "At that time, I don't recall anything that really caused me great alarm," Copley said. "Was it concerning that they couldn't make a determination on cause of death? Yes, because that leaves the case open." That open case led a member of the Quincy Police Department's detective unit to take another look at the case late last year.
    Only one thing about Cory Lovelace's death in 2006 concerned Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley. "At that time, I don't recall anything that really caused me great alarm," Copley said. "Was it concerning that they couldn't make a determination on cause of death? Yes, because that leaves the case open." That open case led a member of the Quincy Police Department's detective unit to take another look at the case late last year.
  • Quincy attorney and former School Board member indicted for first-degree murder in wife's 2006 death

    Quincy attorney and former School Board member indicted for first-degree murder in wife's 2006 death

    Thursday, September 25 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-09-25 19:33:46 GMT
    Football star. School board member. Lawyer. National Guard member. Father. Husband. All of those describe Curtis Lovelace. On Wednesday morning, an Adams County grand jury indicted the 45-year-old Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his first wife, Cory Didriksen Lovelace. During Lovelace's first court appearance Thursday, the indictment read by Judge Scott Butler said that Cory Lovelace was suffocated.
    Football star. School board member. Lawyer. National Guard member. Father. Husband. All of those describe Curtis Lovelace. On Wednesday morning, an Adams County grand jury indicted the 45-year-old Lovelace on first-degree murder charges in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his first wife, Cory Didriksen Lovelace. During Lovelace's first court appearance Thursday, the indictment read by Judge Scott Butler said that Cory Lovelace was suffocated.

  • QU receives $1.5 million -- more than $800,000 above what it was expecting

    QU receives $1.5 million -- more than $800,000 above what it was expecting

    Thursday, September 25 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-09-25 16:16:57 GMT
    Quincy University received a nice surprise Wednesday night. A nice, big surprise. Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $1.5 million investment in QU as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, a figure that was about $840,000 more than the school originally expected.
    Quincy University received a nice surprise Wednesday night. A nice, big surprise. Gov. Pat Quinn announced a $1.5 million investment in QU as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital program, a figure that was about...
  • Quincy School District unveils 'digital conversion' plan

    Quincy School District unveils 'digital conversion' plan

    Thursday, September 25 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-09-25 15:45:39 GMT
    The Quincy School District unveiled a plan at Wednesday night's School Board meeting to make sweeping improvements to technology offerings as part of the "Digital Conversion for Teaching and Learning Initiative." ...
    The Quincy School District unveiled a plan at Wednesday night's School Board meeting to make sweeping improvements to technology offerings as part of the "Digital Conversion for Teaching and Learning Initiative." ...
  • Renowned pathologist being used by Lovelace prosecution

    Renowned pathologist being used by Lovelace prosecution

    Thursday, September 25 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-09-25 15:06:02 GMT
    One of the top forensic pathologists in America reviewed information in connection with the 2006 death of Cory D. Lovelace and determined the Quincy woman had been suffocated. Dr. Michael Baden, known for his work...
    One of the top forensic pathologists in America reviewed information in connection with the 2006 death of Cory D. Lovelace and determined the Quincy woman had been suffocated. Dr. Michael Baden, known for his work...
  • Deaf Awareness Week dinner lets QU students interact in sign language

    Deaf Awareness Week dinner lets QU students interact in sign language

    Thursday, September 25 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-09-25 14:34:44 GMT
    A dinner fundraiser Wednesday night at Quincy University showed the difficulties deaf people have when ordering food at a restaurant. Jane Meirose, director of QU's interpreter training program, said she was happy 70 people turned out for the event, which was part of Deaf Awareness Week.
    A dinner fundraiser Wednesday night at Quincy University showed the difficulties deaf people have when ordering food at a restaurant. Jane Meirose, director of QU's interpreter training program, said she was happy 70 people turned out for the event, which was part of Deaf Awareness Week.
  • Quincy School Board approves deficit budget, new health insurance policy

    Quincy School Board approves deficit budget, new health insurance policy

    Thursday, September 25 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-09-25 13:57:59 GMT
    The Quincy School Board on Wednesday approved a $70.2 million budget for the 2014-15 school year. The spending plan reflects only $68.9 million in revenue, producing a deficit of $1.3 million. However, a big part of that shortfall is associated with life-safety construction projects totaling $1.3 million for which the funding was received last fiscal year and will be spend this fiscal year. Joel Murphy, the district's business manager, said total revenue ...
    The Quincy School Board on Wednesday approved a $70.2 million budget for the 2014-15 school year. The spending plan reflects only $68.9 million in revenue, producing a deficit of $1.3 million. However, a big part of that shortfall is associated with life-safety construction projects totaling $1.3 million for which the funding was received last fiscal year and will be spend this fiscal year. Joel Murphy, the district's business manager, said total revenue ...
  • Police search for blue car involved in crash with 12-year-old on bike

    Police search for blue car involved in crash with 12-year-old on bike

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-24 21:58:27 GMT
    A driver left the scene of a car-bicycle accident Wednesday morning at 12th and Kentucky that slightly injured a 12-year-old Quincy boy, police said. The Quincy Police Department reported that a blue four-door midsize...
    A driver left the scene of a car-bicycle accident Wednesday morning at 12th and Kentucky that slightly injured a 12-year-old Quincy boy, police said. The Quincy Police Department reported that a blue four-door midsize car turned south onto 12th from Kentucky and collided with the bicyclist at 6:59 a.m.
  • Training for Hannibal police officers focuses on mental health, for public and themselves

    Training for Hannibal police officers focuses on mental health, for public and themselves

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-09-24 20:08:45 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Police Department officers looked at different facets of mental health and law enforcement Tuesday through training sponsored by a Northeast Missouri agency. Officers participated in three...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Police Department officers looked at different facets of mental health and law enforcement Tuesday through training sponsored by a Northeast Missouri agency. Officers participated in three...
  • Quincy School District faces 5.34 percent increase in health insurance costs

    Quincy School District faces 5.34 percent increase in health insurance costs

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-09-24 20:06:10 GMT
    The Quincy School District will be facing higher costs for health insurance next year. The School Board's Finance Committee learned Tuesday that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, the district's current...
    The Quincy School District will be facing higher costs for health insurance next year. The School Board's Finance Committee learned Tuesday that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, the district's current...
  • Consultant says current Adams County jail insufficient, new facility would cost around $24 million

    Consultant says current Adams County jail insufficient, new facility would cost around $24 million

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-09-24 15:37:16 GMT
    A consultant who previously worked with Adams County officials on feasibility studies in both 2004 and 2009 on whether a new jail should be built said Tuesday it would likely cost around $24 million for a new 184-bed...
    The cost of a 184-bed jail facility in Adams County would likely cost around $24 million, according to a Springfield consultant who previously worked with county officials on feasibility studies in both 2004 and 2009 on...
  • Pipeline informational meeting set for Thursday night in Jacksonville

    Pipeline informational meeting set for Thursday night in Jacksonville

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-09-24 15:28:55 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- An informational meeting for landowners who would be affected by a pipeline proposed by a Texas energy company will be held Thursday night in Jacksonville. The meeting for landowners in Morgan,...
    JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- An informational meeting for landowners who would be affected by a pipeline proposed by a Texas energy company will be held Thursday night in Jacksonville. The meeting for landowners in Morgan,...
  • Adams, Pike coroners also quit using pathologist who worked on Lovelace case

    Adams, Pike coroners also quit using pathologist who worked on Lovelace case

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-09-24 14:09:41 GMT
    Two local coroners said they stopped several years ago using the services of Dr. Jessica Bowman, the pathologist who performed the autopsy of Cory Lovelace in 2006. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as the county's coroner said: "There were four or five cases that she did that really upset me." Former Adams County coroner Gary Hamilton also stopped sending cases to her. Bowman now works as a pathologist at Keokuk Area Hospital.
    Two local coroners said they stopped several years ago using the services of Dr. Jessica Bowman, the pathologist who performed the autopsy of Cory Lovelace in 2006. Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as the county's coroner said: "There were four or five cases that she did that really upset me." Former Adams County coroner Gary Hamilton also stopped sending cases to her. Bowman now works as a pathologist at Keokuk Area Hospital.
  • Electrical fire damages control room at J.M. Huber

    Electrical fire damages control room at J.M. Huber

    Wednesday, September 24 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-09-24 14:01:05 GMT
    An electrical fire in one of J.M. Huber Corporation's control rooms Tuesday morning caused a shutdown in a portion of the milling operations at the plant at 3150 Gardner Expressway. No one was injured. Tri-Township...
    An electrical fire in one of J.M. Huber Corporation's control rooms Tuesday morning caused a shutdown in a portion of the milling operations at the plant at 3150 Gardner Expressway. No one was injured. Tri-Township...
  • Pedestrian hit while trying to cross street

    Pedestrian hit while trying to cross street

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-09-23 21:57:01 GMT
    A Quincy driver was ticketed Tuesday morning after hitting a pedestrian on the west side of the city. The Quincy Police Department reported Melissa Turner, 34, 2825 Vermont, was driving east on Jefferson Street at 7:31 a.m. when she hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Sixth and Jefferson.
    A Quincy driver was ticketed Tuesday morning after hitting a pedestrian on the west side of the city. The Quincy Police Department reported Melissa Turner, 34, 2825 Vermont, was driving east on Jefferson Street at 7:31 a.m. when she hit a pedestrian at the intersection of Sixth and Jefferson.
  • Building Committee learns how district's facilities proposal would save money on life-safety projects

    Building Committee learns how district's facilities proposal would save money on life-safety projects

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-09-23 19:46:06 GMT
    The Quincy School Board's Building Committee received clarification Monday on the projected costs and savings associated with the district's $89 million facilities bond issue appearing on the Nov. 4 ballot. If...
    The Quincy School Board's Building Committee received clarification Monday on the projected costs and savings associated with the district's $89 million facilities bond issue appearing on the Nov. 4 ballot. If...
  • Neighbor concerned over Madonna House food pantry operation

    Neighbor concerned over Madonna House food pantry operation

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-23 15:18:35 GMT
    A neighbor of the Madonna House is concerned about the organization's growth and expansion in the residential neighborhood. Teresa Humes, who lives next to the organization's 405 S. 12th facility, told the Quincy City Council Monday that zoning should be enforced at the site where a food pantry is operating.
    A neighbor of the Madonna House is concerned about the organization's growth and expansion in the residential neighborhood. Teresa Humes, who lives next to the organization's 405 S. 12th facility, told the Quincy City Council Monday that zoning should be enforced at the site where a food pantry is operating.
  • Quincy Rotary planning to celebrate centennial with two projects

    Quincy Rotary planning to celebrate centennial with two projects

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-09-23 14:19:37 GMT
    Quincy's Downtown Rotary Club wants to celebrate its 100th anniversary in May in style, so the club decided the best way to do that is to continue doing what it always has done -- lend a hand to the community. ...
    Quincy's Downtown Rotary Club wants to celebrate its 100th anniversary in May in style, so the club decided the best way to do that is to continue doing what it always has done -- lend a hand to the community. ...
  • Pathologist who did Lovelace autopsy has history of discredited work in central Illinois counties

    Pathologist who did Lovelace autopsy has history of discredited work in central Illinois counties

    Tuesday, September 23 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-09-23 13:06:28 GMT
    A central Illinois newspaper is reporting that the pathologist who is believed to have performed the autopsy on Cory Lovelace after she died on Valentine's Day in 2006 is so discredited in Sangamon County that the...
    A central Illinois newspaper is reporting that the pathologist who is believed to have performed the autopsy on Cory Lovelace after she died on Valentine's Day in 2006 is so discredited in Sangamon County that the...
  • No one injured when airplane makes emergency landing on Mo. 19

    No one injured when airplane makes emergency landing on Mo. 19

    Monday, September 22 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-09-22 20:46:50 GMT
    Mechanical problems forced a single-engine airplane to make an emergency landing on Mo. 19 near Perry Monday afternoon. Ralls County Chief Deputy Chris Flynn said the plane was flying from Texas to Quincy...
    Mechanical problems forced a single-engine airplane to make an emergency landing on Mo. 19 near Perry Monday afternoon. Ralls County Chief Deputy Chris Flynn said the plane was flying from Texas to Quincy...
  • QSFA hopes mall event will help promote local arts programs

    QSFA hopes mall event will help promote local arts programs

    Monday, September 22 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-22 18:27:25 GMT
    Lenny Bart wants to put a new twist on what was a Quincy tradition. For 25 years, Arts/Quincy Riverfest was a September fixture on the riverfront, but poor weather and funding problems eventually led to the event's...
    Lenny Bart wants to put a new twist on what was a Quincy tradition. For 25 years, Arts/Quincy Riverfest was a September fixture on the riverfront, but poor weather and funding problems eventually led to the event's...
  • Two local bridges closed or restricted after annual inspections

    Two local bridges closed or restricted after annual inspections

    Monday, September 22 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-09-22 17:18:53 GMT
    Bridges in Northeast Missouri are getting attention from the Missouri Department of Transportation this fall. MoDOT District Engineer Paula Gough last week announced that the Champ Clark Bridge, which carries U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, is now posted to restrict the weight limit to 40 tons.
    Bridges in Northeast Missouri are getting attention from the Missouri Department of Transportation this fall. MoDOT District Engineer Paula Gough last week announced that the Champ Clark Bridge, which carries U.S. 54 over the Mississippi River at Louisiana, is now posted to restrict the weight limit to 40 tons.

  • Off-duty Blessing nurse comes to aid of man suffering from heart condition

    Off-duty Blessing nurse comes to aid of man suffering from heart condition

    Monday, September 22 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-09-22 14:21:27 GMT
    Tim Fuller feels lucky to be alive. Fuller, a retired employee of the Peoria County Sheriff's Department who now lives in Quincy, was mowing the lawn of a friend on Aug. 21 along North 24th Street when he lost consciousness and fell off a riding lawn mower. Diana Weatherford, a nurse on Blessing Hospital's cardiovascular operating room team, was driving by when she saw Fuller on the ground.
    Tim Fuller feels lucky to be alive. Fuller, a retired employee of the Peoria County Sheriff's Department who now lives in Quincy, was mowing the lawn of a friend on Aug. 21 along North 24th Street when he lost consciousness and fell off a riding lawn mower. Diana Weatherford, a nurse on Blessing Hospital's cardiovascular operating room team, was driving by when she saw Fuller on the ground.
  • 'It's a long-term thing': Bethel farmer with brain injury continues working with help from Missouri program

    'It's a long-term thing': Bethel farmer with brain injury continues working with help from Missouri program

    Sunday, September 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-09-21 04:23:36 GMT
    BETHEL, Mo. -- Chris Allen remembers coming to in a hallway at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia in the midst of the medical staff's conversation. "They were talking about this poor guy who had a hemorrhagic...
    BETHEL, Mo. -- Chris Allen remembers coming to in a hallway at the Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia in the midst of the medical staff's conversation. "They were talking about this poor guy who had a hemorrhagic...
  • Rowers, paddlers take on higher, faster water for Quincy Five Miler

    Rowers, paddlers take on higher, faster water for Quincy Five Miler

    Saturday, September 20 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-09-21 02:02:37 GMT
    The wind from the southwest may have been strong at times and the occasional jumping Asian carp may have surprised participants, but nearly 30 took on the Mississippi River Saturday morning for the Quincy Five Miler. ...
    The wind from the southwest may have been strong at times and the occasional jumping Asian carp may have surprised participants, but nearly 30 took on the Mississippi River Saturday morning for the Quincy Five Miler. ...
  • Niekamp to run again, Erwin likely won't; School Board candidates can start circulating petitions Tuesday

    Niekamp to run again, Erwin likely won't; School Board candidates can start circulating petitions Tuesday

    Saturday, September 20 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-09-21 01:53:35 GMT
    Tuesday is the first day prospective school board candidates in Illinois can begin circulating petitions for the April 7, 2015, elections, and at least one Quincy School Board member has firmly decided to seek re-election. ...
    Tuesday is the first day prospective school board candidates in Illinois can begin circulating petitions for the April 7, 2015, elections, and at least one Quincy School Board member has firmly decided to seek re-election. ...
  • Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

    Fall retreat planned Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods

    Saturday, September 20 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-09-20 06:03:46 GMT
    TIMEWELL, Ill. -- A Fall Retreat in the Woods will be offered Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell. The retreat will include worship, a Battle of the Praise Bands, horseback riding, hiking, archery, fishing,...
    TIMEWELL, Ill. -- A Fall Retreat in the Woods will be offered Sept. 27-28 at Jensen Woods Camp near Timewell. The retreat will include worship, a Battle of the Praise Bands, horseback riding, hiking, archery, fishing,...
  • Liberty farmer says he's 'one of the lucky ones'

    Liberty farmer says he's 'one of the lucky ones'

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:42:38 GMT
    LIBERTY, Ill. -- Randy Sims had his morning all planned out. Haul a load of corn. Get new tires on the semi. Pick up a load of lime. Unload the lime. Head home for lunch. "I never got home to lunch," Sims said. ...
    LIBERTY, Ill. -- Randy Sims had his morning all planned out. Haul a load of corn. Get new tires on the semi. Pick up a load of lime. Unload the lime. Head home for lunch. "I never got home to lunch," Sims said. ...
  • Gas prices expected to fall 15 to 30 cents as autumn hits

    Gas prices expected to fall 15 to 30 cents as autumn hits

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:42:03 GMT
    As owner of his own lawn care business, Quincy's Larry Brooks doesn't pay much attention to gas prices. Going to the gas station up to three times a week to buy gas for his equipment is just a way of life. "I...
    As owner of his own lawn care business, Quincy's Larry Brooks doesn't pay much attention to gas prices. Going to the gas station up to three times a week to buy gas for his equipment is just a way of life. "I...
  • Lovelace hires Springfield attorneys to represent him in murder case

    Lovelace hires Springfield attorneys to represent him in murder case

    Saturday, September 20 2014 1:35 AM EDT2014-09-20 05:35:47 GMT
    Two Springfield lawyers will represent former Adams County assistant state's attorney and former Quincy School Board president Curtis Lovelace, who faces first-degree murder charges. James Elmore, a Quincy native, and Jeff Page have been hired to represent Lovelace, who was indicted by an Adams County grand jury in connection with the death of his wife, Cory D. Lovelace, on Feb. 14, 2006.
    Two Springfield lawyers will represent former Adams County assistant state's attorney and former Quincy School Board president Curtis Lovelace, who faces first-degree murder charges. James Elmore, a Quincy native, and Jeff Page have been hired to represent Lovelace, who was indicted by an Adams County grand jury in connection with the death of his wife, Cory D. Lovelace, on Feb. 14, 2006.
  • Pikeland adopts deficit budget; superintendent concerned about transportation fund

    Pikeland adopts deficit budget; superintendent concerned about transportation fund

    Friday, September 19 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-09-19 20:47:51 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two months into the fiscal year, the Pikeland School District is on track with spending projections, a trend that will need to continue since projected spending tops revenues. The School Board adopted...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Two months into the fiscal year, the Pikeland School District is on track with spending projections, a trend that will need to continue since projected spending tops revenues. The School Board adopted...
  • Folk Life Festival to show how people lived in earlier generations

    Folk Life Festival to show how people lived in earlier generations

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:37 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:37:24 GMT
    The 19th annual Folk Life Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, will show visitors how people lived in previous generations. Barbara Wilkinson-Fletcher, the museum's executive...
    The 19th annual Folk Life Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Quincy Museum, 1601 Maine, will show visitors how people lived in previous generations. Barbara Wilkinson-Fletcher, the museum's executive...
  • Family Fun Day in Palmyra moved from Fourth of July weekend to Sept. 20

    Family Fun Day in Palmyra moved from Fourth of July weekend to Sept. 20

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:35:51 GMT
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- July heat and coinciding summer activities have prompted a seasonal move for the third annual Family Fun Day in Palmyra. Chairman Mary Schaible said she opted to push the event from the Fourth of July...
    PALMYRA, Mo. -- July heat and coinciding summer activities have prompted a seasonal move for the third annual Family Fun Day in Palmyra. Chairman Mary Schaible said she opted to push the event from the Fourth of July...
  • Quality of life, cost of living top-ranked in second annual business survey

    Quality of life, cost of living top-ranked in second annual business survey

    Friday, September 19 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-19 15:33:30 GMT
    Quality of life and cost of living remain Quincy's greatest strengths, according to results from a survey conducted by the Great River Economic Development Foundationn in partnership with the city of Quincy and the Adams County Board.
    Quality of life and cost of living remain Quincy's greatest strengths, according to results from a survey conducted by the Great River Economic Development Foundationn in partnership with the city of Quincy and the Adams County Board.
  • 'Tough choices had to be made': Nixon explains school funding fight during visit to Highland

    'Tough choices had to be made': Nixon explains school funding fight during visit to Highland

    Friday, September 19 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-19 14:07:58 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stressed to Highland Junior-Senior High School students Thursday they face tough educational standards and global workforce competition, but students returned the pressure by asking the governor about withholding education funding and a potential presidential bid.
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon stressed to Highland Junior-Senior High School students Thursday they face tough educational standards and global workforce competition, but students returned the pressure by asking the governor about withholding education funding and a potential presidential bid.
  • Fire severely damages Hannibal home

    Fire severely damages Hannibal home

    Friday, September 19 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-09-19 13:00:26 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A small home in the 900 block of Fulton Avenue was severely damaged by fire Thursday morning, but no one was injured. The occupant, Debra Wilson, was not at home when the fire was reported to the...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A small home in the 900 block of Fulton Avenue was severely damaged by fire Thursday morning, but no one was injured. The occupant, Debra Wilson, was not at home when the fire was reported to the...
  • Gems still lose money, but not as much, during final season owned by Civic Center Authority

    Gems still lose money, but not as much, during final season owned by Civic Center Authority

    Thursday, September 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-09-18 16:00:36 GMT
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority still lost money in its final season of operating the Quincy Gems, but not nearly as much as it did last year. Financial reports made available during Wednesday's monthly meeting show the team lost $16,359 this season - considerably less than the $92,283 it lost last season.
    The Quincy Civic Center Authority still lost money in its final season of operating the Quincy Gems, but not nearly as much as it did last year. Financial reports made available during Wednesday's monthly meeting...
  • Adams County Ambulance to celebrate 40 years of service Saturday

    Adams County Ambulance to celebrate 40 years of service Saturday

    Thursday, September 18 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-09-18 15:33:11 GMT
    The Adams County Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services will celebrate its 40th year of service to the community with a celebration starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wavering Park in Quincy. A picnic-style chicken supper...
    The Adams County Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services will celebrate its 40th year of service with a celebration starting at 4 p.m. Saturday at Wavering Park in Quincy. A picnic-style chicken supper will be served at...
  • Hannibal public schools see fourth straight year of enrollment gains

    Hannibal public schools see fourth straight year of enrollment gains

    Thursday, September 18 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-09-18 14:03:09 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal School District recorded its fourth consecutive year of enrollment increases in 2014-2015, building off a major slump in 2010-2011. Superintendent Susan Johnson announced enrollment figures...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal School District recorded its fourth consecutive year of enrollment increases in 2014-15, building off a major slump in 2010-11. Superintendent Susan Johnson announced enrollment figures at...
  • Water service to be shut off Thursday in part of downtown Quincy

    Water service to be shut off Thursday in part of downtown Quincy

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-17 23:09:22 GMT
    Water service will be stopped Thursday, Sept. 18, for an area in downtown Quincy. Customers on Second Street from Hampshire to Vermont, Third Street from Broadway to Vermont and Vermont from Front to Third will have no...
    Water service will be stopped Thursday, Sept. 18, for an area in downtown Quincy. Customers on Second Street from Hampshire to Vermont, Third Street from Broadway to Vermont and Vermont from Front to Third will have no...
  • Pittsfield council donates lot for Higbee memorial

    Pittsfield council donates lot for Higbee memorial

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-09-17 16:38:31 GMT
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Plans for a proposed Higbee School memorial moved a step forward Tuesday when the Pittsfield City Council agreed to donate a vacant lot on the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets to the Pike County...
    PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Plans for a proposed Higbee School memorial moved a step forward Tuesday when the Pittsfield City Council agreed to donate a vacant lot on the corner of Jackson and Jefferson streets to the Pike County...
  • Hannibal Police Department to retire police dog Charger because of health issues

    Hannibal Police Department to retire police dog Charger because of health issues

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-09-17 13:42:43 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council voted Tuesday to retire a 7-year-old Hannibal Police Department canine and release him to his partner. Police Chief Lyndell Davis said German shepherd Charger is suffering from...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council voted Tuesday to retire a 7-year-old Hannibal Police Department canine and release him to his partner. Police Chief Lyndell Davis said German shepherd Charger is suffering from...
  • Hannibal City Council approves purchase of fire engine

    Hannibal City Council approves purchase of fire engine

    Wednesday, September 17 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-09-17 13:19:56 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council greenlighted the purchase of a multimillion-dollar fire engine Tuesday after concerns over the outcome of last week's Missouri Legislature veto session seemed to lessen. The...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal City Council greenlighted the purchase of a multimillion-dollar fire engine Tuesday after concerns over the outcome of last week's Missouri Legislature veto session seemed to lessen. The...
  • Clark County Mule Festival set for Sept. 19-21

    Clark County Mule Festival set for Sept. 19-21

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:45:37 GMT
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- Mike Schantz said making good mules requires three things: a good mare, a good jack and plenty of time with the donkey-horse hybrids. "The more you work with them, the more they become one with you," he...
    KAHOKA, Mo. -- Mike Schantz said making good mules requires three things: a good mare, a good jack and plenty of time with the donkey-horse hybrids. "The more you work with them, the more they become one with you," he...
  • Hannibal teen charged with theft, assaulting officer

    Hannibal teen charged with theft, assaulting officer

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:06:34 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal woman was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly assaulted a police officer. A news release from the Hannibal Police Department said Breanna M. Sparks, 18, was arrested after police were...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal woman was arrested on Sunday after she allegedly assaulted a police officer. A news release from the Hannibal Police Department said Breanna M. Sparks, 18, was arrested after police were...
  • Northeast Missouri man charged in stabbing death of his service dog

    Northeast Missouri man charged in stabbing death of his service dog

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:11:03 GMT
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A northeast Missouri man is charged with animal abuse for allegedly stabbing a pit bull to death. The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 29-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Vance of Kirksville is jailed on the felony charge.
    KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A northeast Missouri man is charged with animal abuse for allegedly stabbing a pit bull to death. The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 29-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Vance of Kirksville is jailed on the felony charge.
  • JWCC petitions to run for board seats available starting Monday

    JWCC petitions to run for board seats available starting Monday

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:05:50 GMT
    Nominating petitions to run for two seats on the John Wood Community College Board will be available at the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday. Two seats on the board will be filled in the April 7...
    Nominating petitions to run for two seats on the John Wood Community College Board will be available at the Quincy campus at 48th and Harrison beginning Monday. Two seats on the board will be filled in the April 7...
  • 'Hollywood Snapshots' outlines Hannibal man's career as publicist

    'Hollywood Snapshots' provides photographic insight to Hannibal man's career as publicist

    Saturday, September 13 2014 2:03 AM EDT2014-09-13 06:03:09 GMT
    The late Steve McQueen was one of Mike Marx’s favorite acquaintances during his time in Hollywood working as a publicist. Marx’s book consists of pictures he took of some of the stars he worked with. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Marx).The late Steve McQueen was one of Mike Marx’s favorite acquaintances during his time in Hollywood working as a publicist. Marx’s book consists of pictures he took of some of the stars he worked with. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Marx).
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mike Marx said he was encouraged by a friend to put "Hollywood Snapshots" together. It's a good thing he listened. The soft-cover booklet, about the size of an old-fashion phone book, is now in its...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Mike Marx said he was encouraged by a friend to put "Hollywood Snapshots" together. It's a good thing he listened. The soft-cover booklet, about the size of an old-fashion phone book, is now in its...
  • Missouri veto override allows schools to arm teachers, adminstrators

    Missouri veto override allows schools to arm teachers, adminstrators

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:52:34 GMT
    Missouri school districts may now authorize teachers and administrators to carry concealed firearms in schools, but at least two Northeast Missouri superintendents say the measure needs more consideration. The Missouri...
    Missouri school districts may now authorize teachers and administrators to carry concealed firearms in schools, but at least two Northeast Missouri superintendents say the measure needs more consideration. The Missouri...
  • Pike County Memorial Hospital to add radiology services

    Pike County Memorial Hospital to add radiology services

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:53:07 GMT
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Pike County Memorial Hospital will soon add radiology services to those offered at its Eastern Missouri Health Services office in Bowling Green. Chief Operating Officer Justin Selle said the...
    BOWLING GREEN, Mo. -- Pike County Memorial Hospital will soon add radiology services to those offered at its Eastern Missouri Health Services office in Bowling Green. Chief Operating Officer Justin Selle said the...
  • Ralls County Electric Cooperative getting $3.14 million loan from USDA for upgrades

    Ralls County Electric Cooperative getting $3.14 million loan from USDA for upgrades

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:25:48 GMT
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a Northeast Missouri electric cooperative a multimillion-dollar loan through an initiative designed to improve power delivery in rural areas. The Ralls...
    NEW LONDON, Mo. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted a Northeast Missouri electric cooperative a multimillion-dollar loan through an initiative designed to improve power delivery in rural areas. The Ralls...
  • Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

    Drop in farmland prices around state hasn't hit Western Illinois yet

    Friday, September 12 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-09-12 14:24:03 GMT
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
    Farmland prices have dropped in Illinois, according to a statewide survey, but one local bank representative says prices are staying stable locally. "With a drop in commodity prices, we'll probably see a correction...
  • 'I never thought I would be calling off school in the fall': Rain forces four school districts to cancel classes

    'I never thought I would be calling off school in the fall': Rain forces four school districts to cancel classes

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:25:22 GMT
    Heavy flooding across Northeast Missouri prompted dozens of road closures and at least four school districts to call off classes Wednesday. Storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumped upward of 10 inches of rain in...
    Heavy flooding across Northeast Missouri prompted dozens of road closures and at least four school districts to call off classes Wednesday. Storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning dumped upward of 10 inches of rain in...
  • Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Scott Stone

    Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Scott Stone

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:52:10 GMT
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? The Adams County clerk and recorder's office is a critically important office. There are fundamental mistakes being made that we need
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? The Adams County clerk and recorder's office is a critically important office. There are fundamental mistakes being made that we need to correct. I have...
  • Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Becky Weed

    Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Becky Weed

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:52:07 GMT
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? First, I want to make a positive difference in our county government. Second, my experience in business and county government equips
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County clerk and recorder? First, I want to make a positive difference in our county government. Second, my experience in business and county government equips me to bring solutions...
  • Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Chuck Venvertloh

    Adams County Clerk/Recorder Q&A: Chuck Venvertloh

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:52 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:52:03 GMT
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County Clerk and Recorder? I have always been very active in my community. I am the president of the Quincy Exchange Club, past president and current board member
    Why are you seeking the job of Adams County Clerk and Recorder? I have always been very active in my community. I am the president of the Quincy Exchange Club, past president and current board member of the Catholic...
  • Three GOP candidates line up to replace Volm

    Three GOP candidates line up to replace Volm

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:51:37 GMT
    Three candidates are vying to become the Republican nominee for Adams County clerk and recorder in the March 18 primary. The winner of the race featuring Scott Stone, Becky Weed and Chuck Venvertloh will face Democrat...
    Three candidates are vying to become the Republican nominee for Adams County clerk and recorder in the March 18 primary. The winner of the race featuring Scott Stone, Becky Weed and Chuck Venvertloh will face Democrat...
  • GOP candidates in for Illinois House District 94 tout experience

    GOP candidates in for Illinois House District 94 tout experience

    Monday, March 17 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-03-17 16:25:24 GMT
    Both men campaigning for the 94th House District seat that state Rep. Jil Tracy is leaving vacant believe Illinois government is broken and say they want to help turn the state around. Tracy, a Quincy Republican, has...
    Both men campaigning for the 94th House District seat that state Rep. Jil Tracy is leaving vacant believe Illinois government is broken and say they want to help turn the state around. Tracy, a Quincy Republican, has...
  • The Meth Mess: Laws, logs try to slow drug's expansion

    The Meth Mess: Laws, logs try to slow drug's expansion

    Monday, January 20 2014 9:37 AM EST2014-01-20 14:37:45 GMT
    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Scott Walden couldn’t guess what percentage of his daily court docket is made up of methamphetamine cases, but he admits, “It’s a significant portion of what we’re dealing with today.” Illinois has severely stiffened its meth laws since Walden joined the bench in 1996.
    Adams County Circuit Court Judge Scott Walden couldn’t guess what percentage of his daily court docket is made up of methamphetamine cases, but he admits, “It’s a significant portion of what we’re dealing with today.” Illinois has severely stiffened its meth laws since Walden joined the bench in 1996.
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  • Cremated remains from Colorado funeral home found in drug suspect's car in Louisiana, Mo.

    Cremated remains from Colorado funeral home found in drug suspect's car in Louisiana, Mo.

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-10-01 14:07:16 GMT
    A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said. A Pike County sheriff's deputy found the ashes in four plastic boxes after police in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana arrested James Robert Lee II, 39, on methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia charges. Lee went to Louisiana City Hall on Sept. 23 and told officers his GPS system indicated ...
    A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said. A Pike County sheriff's deputy found the ashes in four plastic boxes after police in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana arrested James Robert Lee II, 39, on methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia charges. Lee went to Louisiana City Hall on Sept. 23 and told officers his GPS system indicated ...
  • Newsboys returning to Quincy Nov. 4 at Oakley-Lindsay Center

    Newsboys returning to Quincy Nov. 4 at Oakley-Lindsay Center

    Tuesday, September 30 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-30 16:24:57 GMT
    Spread the news. The Newsboys are returning to Quincy for a 7 p.m. concert Nov. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, providing the area with a second major contemporary Christian music event in a little more than three months....
    Spread the news. The Newsboys are returning to Quincy for a 7 p.m. concert Nov. 4 at the Oakley-Lindsay Center, providing the area with a second major contemporary Christian music event in a little more than three months....
  • Culver-Stockton College encouraging more students to study abroad

    Culver-Stockton College encouraging more students to study abroad

    Wednesday, October 1 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-10-01 16:20:05 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College officials hope to increase the number of students taking part in study abroad opportunities by joining the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad...
    CANTON, Mo. -- Culver-Stockton College officials hope to increase the number of students taking part in study abroad opportunities by joining the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad...
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