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  • Lovelace murder trial pushed back to June 29

    Lovelace murder trial pushed back to June 29

    Monday, January 26 2015 5:28 PM EST2015-01-26 22:28:07 GMT
    QUINCY, Ill. — The first-degree murder trial of Curtis T. Lovelace has been pushed back to June 29. Lovelace's next appearance in courtwill be April 30 for a status hearing. Lovelace, 45, was arrested in August 2014 in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his wife, 38-year-old Cory D. Lovelace, in their home at 1869 Kentucky.
    QUINCY, Ill. — The first-degree murder trial of Curtis T. Lovelace has been pushed back to June 29. Lovelace's next appearance in courtwill be April 30 for a status hearing. Lovelace, 45, was arrested in August 2014 in connection with the Feb. 14, 2006, death of his wife, 38-year-old Cory D. Lovelace, in their home at 1869 Kentucky.
  • UPDATE: Suspect involved in Hannibal police shooting identified as DaMark Rudd

    UPDATE: Suspect involved in Hannibal police shooting identified as DaMark Rudd

    Monday, January 26 2015 10:27 AM EST2015-01-26 15:27:23 GMT
    Investigators Monday morning were still trying to piece together what happened Saturday night that led to a Hannibal police officer firing a shot at a vehicle in the city's downtown historic district. The Hannibal Police Department on Sunday identified a suspect involved in the incident, but no formal charges have been filed. DaMark L. Rudd, 24, of Hannibal, was identified as the driver of the vehicle attempting to flee from police.
    Investigators Monday morning were still trying to piece together what happened Saturday night that led to a Hannibal police officer firing a shot at a vehicle in the city's downtown historic district. The Hannibal Police Department on Sunday identified a suspect involved in the incident, but no formal charges have been filed. DaMark L. Rudd, 24, of Hannibal, was identified as the driver of the vehicle attempting to flee from police.
  • Unique new office shows off Michelmann Steel's 150-year history

    Unique new office shows off Michelmann Steel's 150-year history

    Sunday, January 25 2015 1:02 AM EST2015-01-25 06:02:34 GMT
    Customers stepping into the newly remodeled sales office of Michelmann Steel, 137 N. Second, immediately see evidence of the company's purpose and its 150-year history.
    Customers stepping into the newly remodeled sales office of Michelmann Steel, 137 N. Second, immediately see evidence of the company's purpose and its 150-year history.
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