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  • Detectives still piecing together fatal shooting of 12-year-old

    Detectives still piecing together fatal shooting of 12-year-old

    Monday, March 30 2015 10:40 AM EDT2015-03-30 14:40:20 GMT
    Quincy Police Department investigators worked throughout the weekend to try to determine who shot and killed 12-year-old Rayshone "Ray" Humphrey Jr., early Saturday morning on the city's northwest side. "We're still actively looking for anything from the public," Lt. Dina Dreyer said. "We're getting information, but we need it to keep coming."
    Quincy Police Department investigators worked throughout the weekend to try to determine who shot and killed 12-year-old Rayshone "Ray" Humphrey Jr., early Saturday morning on the city's northwest side. "We're still actively looking for anything from the public," Lt. Dina Dreyer said. "We're getting information, but we need it to keep coming."
  • 'Help me, Landa, help me': Quincy woman describes scene after 12-year-old boy is shot, killed

    'Help me, Landa, help me': Quincy woman describes scene after 12-year-old boy is shot, killed

    Saturday, March 28 2015 11:59 PM EDT2015-03-29 03:59:48 GMT
    Orlanda Abbey heard the gunshot and raced out of the apartment complex on Quincy's northwest side. "It was so loud, and we ran outside," she said. "I heard his mom crying and asked her what was wrong. When I looked down, he was on the ground. She was like, ‘Help me, Landa, help me.' " Abbey said she saw Rayshone "Ray" Humphrey Jr. laying motionless on the ground. She said she tried to help his mother, Tynisa Nebe, move Humphrey, but they couldn't get him to budge.
    Orlanda Abbey heard the gunshot and raced out of the apartment complex on Quincy's northwest side. "It was so loud, and we ran outside," she said. "I heard his mom crying and asked her what was wrong. When I looked down, he was on the ground. She was like, ‘Help me, Landa, help me.' " Abbey said she saw Rayshone "Ray" Humphrey Jr. laying motionless on the ground. She said she tried to help his mother, Tynisa Nebe, move Humphrey, but they couldn't get him to budge.
  • 2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area first-team bios

    2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area first-team bios

    Sunday, March 29 2015 9:44 AM EDT2015-03-29 13:44:37 GMT
    Here is a closer look at the players selected to the 2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area first team...
    Here is a closer look at the players selected to the 2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area first team...
  • Body of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tank

    Body of boy missing since Sunday found in septic tank

    Authorities say the body of a 5-year-old Virginia boy who had been missing since Sunday has been found in a septic tank near his home.
    Virginia authorities on Friday were investigating the death of a 5-year-old boy whose body was found in a septic tank near his home.
  • 2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area teams

    2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area teams

    Sunday, March 29 2015 9:42 AM EDT2015-03-29 13:42:05 GMT
    Here are the players selected to the 2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area teams ...
    Here are the players selected to the 2015 Herald-Whig Boys Basketball All-Area teams ...
  • 12-year-old boy shot, killed Saturday identified as Rayshone Humphrey

    12-year-old boy shot, killed Saturday identified as Rayshone Humphrey

    Saturday, March 28 2015 11:38 PM EDT2015-03-29 03:38:48 GMT
    A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in front of 1127 N. Fifth around 1 a.m. Saturday, according to Quincy police chief Rob Copley. Copley said QPD is treating the shooting as a homicide. Carl Douglas, Humphrey's older brother, said Saturday morning that "this feels like a dream. It still hasn't registered what happened." Douglas said Humphrey was waiting at a friend's house to be picked up by his mother when the incident happened.
    A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in front of 1127 N. Fifth around 1 a.m. Saturday, according to Quincy police chief Rob Copley. Copley said QPD is treating the shooting as a homicide. Carl Douglas, Humphrey's older brother, said Saturday morning that "this feels like a dream. It still hasn't registered what happened." Douglas said Humphrey was waiting at a friend's house to be picked up by his mother when the incident happened.
  • Canton, Mo., house fire leaves family of three homeless

    Canton, Mo., house fire leaves family of three homeless

    Monday, March 30 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-03-30 14:54:33 GMT
    CANTON, Mo. -- A Canton father and his two sons escaped an early Saturday morning house fire. The father woke to the smell of smoke at about 6:54 a.m. Saturday at 507 Grant. He got his two sons out of the house and...
    CANTON, Mo. -- A Canton father and his two sons escaped an early Saturday morning house fire. The father woke to the smell of smoke at about 6:54 a.m. Saturday at 507 Grant. He got his two sons out of the house and...
  • School officials prepare for emotional day Monday

    School officials prepare for emotional day Monday

    The Quincy School District will have a team of counselors, psychologists and social workers on hand Monday morning at Quincy Junior High School to provide support for friends and classmates of 12-year-old shooting victim Rayshone Humphrey. Carol Frericks, director of secondary education, said the school's crisis team -- under the direction of QJHS Principal Dan Sparrow -- met Saturday to begin putting into place a pre-arranged plan for dealing with the sadness, questions and ...
    The Quincy School District will have a team of counselors, psychologists and social workers on hand Monday morning at Quincy Junior High School to provide support for friends and classmates of 12-year-old shooting victim Rayshone Humphrey. Carol Frericks, director of secondary education, said the school's crisis team -- under the direction of QJHS Principal Dan Sparrow -- met Saturday to begin putting into place a pre-arranged plan for dealing with the sadness, questions and ...

  • Candidates stump for Schock's seat during Lincoln Reagan Day Luncheon

    Candidates stump for Schock's seat during Lincoln Reagan Day Luncheon

    Monday, March 30 2015 8:01 AM EDT2015-03-30 12:01:18 GMT
    U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and four candidates interested in Aaron Schock's soon-to-be vacant 18th District seat used similar words to describe the embattled congressman's departure at the Adams County Lincoln Reagan Day Luncheon on Sunday. Davis, R-Taylorville, said he was on the U.S. House of Representatives floor last week when Schock, who resigned earlier this month amid questions over his spending of campaign funds, delivered his farewell address.
    U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis and four candidates interested in Aaron Schock's soon-to-be vacant 18th District seat used similar words to describe the embattled congressman's departure at the Adams County Lincoln Reagan Day Luncheon on Sunday. Davis, R-Taylorville, said he was on the U.S. House of Representatives floor last week when Schock, who resigned earlier this month amid questions over his spending of campaign funds, delivered his farewell address.
  • Loraine woman involved in sex case fails to follow probation requirements, sent to prison

    Loraine woman involved in sex case fails to follow probation requirements, sent to prison

    Saturday, March 28 2015 1:51 AM EDT2015-03-28 05:51:30 GMT
    A Loraine woman originally given probation in a criminal sexual abuse case was sent to prison on Thursday.
    A Loraine woman originally given probation in a criminal sexual abuse case was sent to prison on Thursday.
  • Master plan at Mark Twain Lake getting first update since 2004

    Master plan at Mark Twain Lake getting first update since 2004

    Sunday, March 29 2015 1:21 AM EDT2015-03-29 05:21:46 GMT
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin updating its master plan for the Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake for the first time in a decade. Natural resource specialist Lonnie Forrest said the master plan serves as the corps' primary land-use document and discusses how land and water resources are managed for public recreation and conservation.
    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon begin updating its master plan for the Clarence Cannon Dam and Mark Twain Lake for the first time in a decade. Natural resource specialist Lonnie Forrest said the master plan serves as the corps' primary land-use document and discusses how land and water resources are managed for public recreation and conservation.

  • Quincy man charged with neglect in wife's death

    Quincy man charged with neglect in wife's death

    Friday, March 27 2015 6:39 PM EDT2015-03-27 22:39:52 GMT
    A Quincy man has been arrested and charged with neglect of a disabled person in connection with the death of his wife earlier this month. Derek L. Decker, 49, was arrested Monday by Quincy police after an investigation found that he failed to properly care for his disabled wife, Lori. He is being held in the Adams County Jail on $75,000 bond.
    A Quincy man has been arrested and charged with neglect of a disabled person in connection with the death of his wife earlier this month. Derek L. Decker, 49, was arrested Monday by Quincy police after an investigation found that he failed to properly care for his disabled wife, Lori. He is being held in the Adams County Jail on $75,000 bond.

  • Frese authors bill dealing with veterans homes

    Frese authors bill dealing with veterans homes

    Monday, March 30 2015 10:58 AM EDT2015-03-30 14:58:04 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Randy Frese won unanimous support from the Veterans Affairs Committee. Frese said House bill 3213 will clarify rules concerning homes operated by the Illinois Department...
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Legislation sponsored by Rep. Randy Frese won unanimous support from the Veterans Affairs Committee. Frese said House bill 3213 will clarify rules concerning homes operated by the Illinois Department...
  • Lady Raiders knock off defending state champ in splitting games

    Lady Raiders knock off defending state champ in splitting games

    Sunday, March 29 2015 10:13 AM EDT2015-03-29 14:13:15 GMT
    QUINCY — Jennie Polak dug into the batter's box knowing exactly what she wanted to do.  With runners on second and third, Quincy Notre Dame's senior third baseman had one simple thought. "I was like you know, ‘Let's start this off good. I'm just going to get whatever pitch...
    QUINCY — Jennie Polak dug into the batter's box knowing exactly what she wanted to do.  With runners on second and third, Quincy Notre Dame's senior third baseman had one simple thought. "I was like you know, ‘Let's start this off good. I'm just going to get whatever pitch...
  • 2015 Girls Basketball All-Area: First-team bios

    2015 Girls Basketball All-Area: First-team bios

    Saturday, March 28 2015 1:26 AM EDT2015-03-28 05:26:35 GMT
    Here is a closer look at the players selected as first-team members of the 2015 Herald-Whig Girls Basketball All-Area Team... 
    Here is a closer look at the players selected as first-team members of the 2015 Herald-Whig Girls Basketball All-Area Team... 
  • One injured in three-vehicle accident near 20th and State

    One injured in three-vehicle accident near 20th and State

    Saturday, March 28 2015 1:56 AM EDT2015-03-28 05:56:56 GMT
    One driver was injured in a three-vehicle accident at 3:05 p.m. Thursday on State Street near 20th Street. 
    One driver was injured in a three-vehicle accident at 3:05 p.m. Thursday on State Street near 20th Street. 
  • Incumbent council member and former principal arrested on drug charge in the running for Hannibal's Fourth Ward

    Incumbent council member and former principal arrested on drug charge in the running for Hannibal's Fourth Ward

    Saturday, March 28 2015 1:53 AM EDT2015-03-28 05:53:07 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Voters in Hannibal's Fourth Ward will decide on April 7 an aldermanic race that's hardly run-of-the-mill. Incumbent Jim Van Hoose and former A.D. Stowell Elementary School Principal Joshua "J.D." Foust are running to fulfill an unexpired term that Barry Louderman vacated in October, but that's not the most unusual aspect of the race.
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Voters in Hannibal's Fourth Ward will decide on April 7 an aldermanic race that's hardly run-of-the-mill. Incumbent Jim Van Hoose and former A.D. Stowell Elementary School Principal Joshua "J.D." Foust are running to fulfill an unexpired term that Barry Louderman vacated in October, but that's not the most unusual aspect of the race.

  • Two injured in motorcycle-car crash Saturday in Marion County

    Two injured in motorcycle-car crash Saturday in Marion County

    Sunday, March 29 2015 1:29 AM EDT2015-03-29 05:29:00 GMT
    Two people were injured when a motorcycle and a car collided at 4:40 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of routes A and M in Marion County. 
    Two people were injured when a motorcycle and a car collided at 4:40 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of routes A and M in Marion County. 
  • Hancox retiring as director of court services in September; Venvertloh to take over

    Hancox retiring as director of court services in September; Venvertloh to take over

    Sunday, March 29 2015 1:15 AM EDT2015-03-29 05:15:12 GMT
    QUINCY -- The Adams County Probation Department and Juvenile Detention Center will have a new leader in September. Director of Court Services Mike Hancox, 60, will be retiring in September after 39 years with the county. He will be replaced by probation officer Wendy Venvertloh, who has worked in the department for 15 years.
    QUINCY -- The Adams County Probation Department and Juvenile Detention Center will have a new leader in September. Director of Court Services Mike Hancox, 60, will be retiring in September after 39 years with the county. He will be replaced by probation officer Wendy Venvertloh, who has worked in the department for 15 years.

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