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  • Volunteers respond to report of theft to build new wheelchair ramp for veteran

    Volunteers respond to report of theft to build new wheelchair ramp for veteran

    Monday, October 20 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-10-20 04:58:50 GMT
    Roger Rupp was incredulous when he learned his wheelchair ramp had been taken from his home two weeks ago. Rupp, a U.S. Army veteran, has multiple sclerosis. The 10-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp helped him access a garage at the rear of his 11th Street house -- or at least it did. Quincy Police say the ramp and two handrails were swiped sometime between Oct. 5 and 6. "I really couldn't believe it," Rupp said. Neither could a group of local volunteers. After hearing about the ramp's ...
    Roger Rupp was incredulous when he learned his wheelchair ramp had been taken from his home two weeks ago. Rupp, a U.S. Army veteran, has multiple sclerosis. The 10-foot by 3-foot aluminum ramp helped him access a garage at the rear of his 11th Street house -- or at least it did. Quincy Police say the ramp and two handrails were swiped sometime between Oct. 5 and 6. "I really couldn't believe it," Rupp said. Neither could a group of local volunteers. After hearing about the ramp's ...
  • ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant 'Big Vinny' visits Quincy to promote music in schools

    ‘Biggest Loser’ contestant 'Big Vinny' visits Quincy to promote music in schools

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-10-21 22:37:29 GMT
    At first, Vinny Hickerson had to help himself. Now he's busy helping others. Hickerson — also known as “Big Vinny” — gained national fame three years ago when he lost 205 pounds on the NBC reality weight-loss series “Biggest Loser.” Now he is a motivational speaker, part of the Trailer Choir country band and advocate for keeping music in schools through his connection to the non-profit “Music With A Mission” project.
    At first, Vinny Hickerson had to help himself. Now he's busy helping others. Hickerson — also known as “Big Vinny” — gained national fame three years ago when he lost 205 pounds on the NBC reality weight-loss series “Biggest Loser.” Now he is a motivational speaker, part of the Trailer Choir country band and advocate for keeping music in schools through his connection to the non-profit “Music With A Mission” project.
  • Tennessee man identified as tugboat worker who drowned in Mississippi River

    Tennessee man identified as tugboat worker who drowned in Mississippi River

    Tuesday, October 21 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-10-21 22:00:10 GMT
    The body found Monday afternoon in the Mississippi River across from La Grange, Mo., has been identified as 20-year-old Jacob Climer of Henderson, Tenn.
    The body found Monday afternoon in the Mississippi River across from La Grange, Mo., has been identified as 20-year-old Jacob Climer of Henderson, Tenn.
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