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  • Hull woman dies in Friday morning fire

    Hull woman dies in Friday morning fire

    Friday, December 26 2014 5:57 PM EST2014-12-26 22:57:40 GMT
    A Hull woman died Friday morning in a fire at her single-story residence .Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as county coroner, said April L. Priest, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 400 block of Loy Street at 11:55 a.m.
    A Hull woman died Friday morning in a fire at her single-story residence .Pike County Sheriff Paul Petty, who also serves as county coroner, said April L. Priest, 32, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 400 block of Loy Street at 11:55 a.m.
  • Rankin recalls 'incredible moment' of being involved in Christmas Mass

    Rankin recalls 'incredible moment' of being involved in Christmas Mass

    Friday, December 26 2014 8:44 AM EST2014-12-26 13:44:52 GMT
    Quincy native Dominic Rankin will never forget the Christmas of 2014. Rankin is a 21-year-old seminarian studying in Rome for the priesthood and was involved in the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve that was celebrated by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica. "As the Holy Father pronounced the words of consecration, ‘This is my body… this is my blood ...,' repeating the words that Our Lord pronounced so long ago ... it was an incredible moment," Rankin said.
    Quincy native Dominic Rankin will never forget the Christmas of 2014. Rankin is a 21-year-old seminarian studying in Rome for the priesthood and was involved in the Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve that was celebrated by Pope Francis at St. Peter's Basilica. "As the Holy Father pronounced the words of consecration, ‘This is my body… this is my blood ...,' repeating the words that Our Lord pronounced so long ago ... it was an incredible moment," Rankin said.

  • Four area cases among 179 clemency petitions granted by Gov. Quinn

    Four area cases among 179 clemency petitions granted by Gov. Quinn

    Friday, December 26 2014 11:53 AM EST2014-12-26 16:53:09 GMT
    Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas, including four cases from West-Central Illinois. But thousands of other applicants are anxiously awaiting word during the Democrat's final weeks in office.
    Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas, including four cases from West-Central Illinois. But thousands of other applicants are anxiously awaiting word during the Democrat's final weeks in office.
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