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  • O'BRIEN: Nothing out of the ordinary with progression of Lovelace case

    O'BRIEN: Nothing out of the ordinary with progression of Lovelace case

    Friday, January 30 2015 9:39 AM EST2015-01-30 14:39:28 GMT
    A second delay in the first-degree murder trial of Quincyan Curtis Lovelace earlier this week had some people wondering what's happening in the case. Some who commented on social media wondered if Lovelace and his...
    A second delay in the first-degree murder trial of Quincyan Curtis Lovelace earlier this week had some people wondering what's happening in the case. Some who commented on social media wondered if Lovelace and his...
  • Hodge gets probation after having sex with teen in Quincy park

    Hodge gets probation after having sex with teen in Quincy park

    Thursday, January 29 2015 4:10 PM EST2015-01-29 21:10:17 GMT
    A Quincy man who admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a city park in November was sentenced to probation on Thursday. Judge William Mays said he opted to sentence Akeel A. Hodge, 21, to 24 months probation because this is Hodge's first felony conviction. Mays also sentenced Hodge to 360 days in the Adams County Jail.
    A Quincy man who admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in a city park in November was sentenced to probation on Thursday. Judge William Mays said he opted to sentence Akeel A. Hodge, 21, to 24 months probation because this is Hodge's first felony conviction. Mays also sentenced Hodge to 360 days in the Adams County Jail.
  • Sober Super Bowl Party designed to eliminate temptations

    Sober Super Bowl Party designed to eliminate temptations

    Friday, January 30 2015 9:30 AM EST2015-01-30 14:30:47 GMT
    Chris Bailey knows the importance of what he terms "a safe environment," especially when those recovering from addictions are involved. That's the idea behind Sunday's "Sober Super Bowl Party" at the Microtel, 200 S. Third, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public as "a safe environment - for everyone," but is particularly aimed at those overcoming addictions like alcohol.
    Chris Bailey knows the importance of what he terms "a safe environment," especially when those recovering from addictions are involved. That's the idea behind Sunday's "Sober Super Bowl Party" at the Microtel, 200 S. Third, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to the public as "a safe environment - for everyone," but is particularly aimed at those overcoming addictions like alcohol.
  • Bonness named interim boys coach at QND one day after Sheffield's resignation

    Bonness named interim boys coach at QND one day after Sheffield's resignation

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:17 PM EST2015-01-29 17:17:18 GMT
    Athletic Director Bill Connell said Sheffield informed him of his decision at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the team was informed at 1:45 p.m. Connell said Sheffield will remain at the school as a guidance counselor. "This was 100 percent his decision," Connell said. "We have supported him over the last two years, and he has decided to resign to spend more time with his family." 
    Athletic Director Bill Connell said Sheffield informed him of his decision at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, and the team was informed at 1:45 p.m. Connell said Sheffield will remain at the school as a guidance counselor. "This was 100 percent his decision," Connell said. "We have supported him over the last two years, and he has decided to resign to spend more time with his family." 
  • Six injured in rollover accident Thursday morning east of Camp Point

    Six injured in rollover accident Thursday morning east of Camp Point

    Thursday, January 29 2015 7:45 PM EST2015-01-30 00:45:09 GMT
    Six people were injured Thursday morning when a van ran off the south side of U.S. 24 and overturned about three miles east of Camp Point. All six occupants - two adults and four children ranging in age from 4 months to 5 years - were taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital's emergency room for treatment.
    Six people were injured Thursday morning when a van ran off the south side of U.S. 24 and overturned about three miles east of Camp Point. All six occupants - two adults and four children ranging in age from 4 months to 5 years - were taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital's emergency room for treatment.
  • Unemployment rates falling, but agency head from Quincy wants more

    Unemployment rates falling, but agency head from Quincy wants more

    Friday, January 30 2015 9:42 AM EST2015-01-30 14:42:28 GMT
    Jeff Mays, the new director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, wants to see his agency do more to connect employers and job seekers. Mays, a Quincy native, said Adams County's 4.4 percent unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in Illinois during December. He knows from experience that rate can go even lower.
    Jeff Mays, the new director of the Illinois Department of Employment Security, wants to see his agency do more to connect employers and job seekers. Mays, a Quincy native, said Adams County's 4.4 percent unemployment rate was the fourth lowest in Illinois during December. He knows from experience that rate can go even lower. 
  • Bonness steps in as interim coach as Raiders rally together

    Bonness steps in as interim coach as Raiders rally together

    Friday, January 30 2015 12:08 PM EST2015-01-30 17:08:39 GMT
    So instead of running drills Wednesday afternoon, he gathered the Raiders inside the locker room for a heart-to-heart talk, less than an hour after QND coach Bob Sheffield told the team he was resigning effective immediately. "I asked them, ‘What are you going to do now?'" said Bonness, who spent the last two seasons as Sheffield's varsity assistant. "I said to them, ‘Are we going to lay down and quit? Or are we going to give it everything we have?' I was almost in tears talking to them."
    So instead of running drills Wednesday afternoon, he gathered the Raiders inside the locker room for a heart-to-heart talk, less than an hour after QND coach Bob Sheffield told the team he was resigning effective immediately. "I asked them, ‘What are you going to do now?'" said Bonness, who spent the last two seasons as Sheffield's varsity assistant. "I said to them, ‘Are we going to lay down and quit? Or are we going to give it everything we have?' I was almost in tears talking to them."
  • Parents of child killed by family dog charged

    Parents of child killed by family dog charged

    The parents of a St. Charles County toddler killed by the family dog are now facing charges.
    The parents of a St. Charles County toddler killed by the family dog are now facing charges.
  • Fugitive of the Week: Brendon David Campbell

    Fugitive of the Week: Brendon David Campbell

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:36 AM EST2015-01-29 16:36:55 GMT
    Brendon David Campbell, 22, is wanted on Adams County warrants for failure to appear on charges of aggravated assault and driving on a suspended license. 
    Brendon David Campbell, 22, is wanted on Adams County warrants for failure to appear on charges of aggravated assault and driving on a suspended license. 
  • Two arrested on meth charges in Quincy

    Two arrested on meth charges in Quincy

    Wednesday, January 28 2015 8:39 AM EST2015-01-28 13:39:50 GMT
    Two Quincy residents were arrested Monday on methamphetamine charges.
    QUINCY -- Two Quincy residents were arrested Monday on methamphetamine charges. Timothy J. Yarbrough, 25, and Eva M. Mahair, 22, were arrested after officers with the West Central Illinois Task Force and Adams County...
  • QND players 'torn up' over coach Sheffield's resignation

    QND players 'torn up' over coach Sheffield's resignation

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:07 PM EST2015-01-29 17:07:54 GMT
    Austin Ridder was early to the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team's meeting Wednesday afternoon. That meant he was the first to get the news that coach Bob Sheffield was resigning, effective immediately, citing family reasons. "When he told the whole team, it was pretty hard," Ridder said. After the meeting, Assistant Coach Bruce Bonness ran practice and said, "They came out as hard as they've gone all year."
    Austin Ridder was early to the Quincy Notre Dame boys basketball team's meeting Wednesday afternoon. That meant he was the first to get the news that coach Bob Sheffield was resigning, effective immediately, citing family reasons. "When he told the whole team, it was pretty hard," Ridder said. After the meeting, Assistant Coach Bruce Bonness ran practice and said, "They came out as hard as they've gone all year."
  • EIGHINGER: 'American Sniper' is a must-see film for everyone

    EIGHINGER: 'American Sniper' is a must-see film for everyone

    Thursday, January 29 2015 9:21 AM EST2015-01-29 14:21:37 GMT
    It has now been four days since we saw the movie, and I still catch myself taking deep breaths and slowly exhaling when I think about this incredible, incredible film. At first, my wife did not want to see "American...
    It has now been four days since we saw the movie, and I still catch myself taking deep breaths and slowly exhaling when I think about this incredible, incredible film. At first, my wife did not want to see "American...
  • New ultraviolet cleaning system installed at Hannibal YMCA

    New ultraviolet cleaning system installed at Hannibal YMCA

    Friday, January 30 2015 11:35 AM EST2015-01-30 16:35:33 GMT
    Swimmers headed for a dip can usually smell a pool before they see it, but the YMCA of Hannibal has installed a new pool mechanism officials hope will reduce odors and offer a more pleasant aquatic experience.
    Swimmers headed for a dip can usually smell a pool before they see it, but the YMCA of Hannibal has installed a new pool mechanism officials hope will reduce odors and offer a more pleasant aquatic experience.
  • SCHUCKMAN: Second half of WB6 season is fight to see who can make Rocks crumble

    SCHUCKMAN: Second half of WB6 season is fight to see who can make Rocks crumble

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:41 AM EST2015-01-29 16:41:29 GMT
    For anyone thinking the Rock Island boys basketball team was going to waltz to its seventh straight Western Big Six Conference championship, Normal West gave them something to consider. The Wildcats held the state-ranked Rocks to just 2 points in the third quarter Saturday and finished off a 50-42 victory. Three questions came to mind. Is Rocky truly vulnerable? Is a WB6 team capable of doing what Normal West did? And how many times can Tyler Hall be shut down?
    For anyone thinking the Rock Island boys basketball team was going to waltz to its seventh straight Western Big Six Conference championship, Normal West gave them something to consider. Normal West stunned Rock Island...
  • Dog's quick action saves girl during seizure

    Dog's quick action saves girl during seizure

    A yellow Labrador retriever is being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old Missouri girl.
    A yellow Labrador retriever is being credited with saving the life of an 11-year-old Missouri girl.
  • Payson man takes over as IPPA's interim executive director

    Payson man takes over as IPPA's interim executive director

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:19 AM EST2015-01-29 16:19:41 GMT
    Tim Maiers expects to spend plenty of time on the road in a new role with the Illinois Pork Producers Association. After 16 years as IPPA's director of public relations, the Payson farmer has been named the organization's interim executive director.
    Tim Maiers expects to spend plenty of time on the road in a new role with the Illinois Pork Producers Association. After 16 years as IPPA's director of public relations, the Payson farmer has been named the organization's interim executive director.

  • PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Unity rallies in fourth quarter to knock off Clark County

    PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Unity rallies in fourth quarter to knock off Clark County

    Friday, January 30 2015 11:26 AM EST2015-01-30 16:26:11 GMT
    Facing an eight-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter Thursday night, the Unity girls basketball team buckled down defensively and earned a 45-43 victory over Clark County in Mendon, Ill.

    Facing an eight-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter Thursday night, the Unity girls basketball team buckled down defensively and earned a 45-43 victory over Clark County in Mendon, Ill.


  • Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Labor contracts remain unsettled for Quincy police, firefighter unions

    Thursday, January 29 2015 8:58 AM EST2015-01-29 13:58:54 GMT
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
    Labor agreements between the city of Quincy and bargaining units representing firefighters and police officers and sergeants have yet to be reached, and it appears at least one could be decided by arbitration. Police officers and firefighters have been operating without a contract since the previous three-year deals expired April 30. 
  • Prep basketball preview: QND at Peoria Manual

    Prep basketball preview: QND at Peoria Manual

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:26 PM EST2015-01-29 17:26:15 GMT
    Quincy Notre Dame (8-11) at Peoria Manual (13-4) 7 p.m. Friday º Manual High School, Peoria, Ill. NewsTalk 105.1 FM º WTAD 930 AM Scouting the Raiders: Focusing on the game and not getting distracted will...
    Quincy Notre Dame (8-11) at Peoria Manual (13-4) 7 p.m. Friday º Manual High School, Peoria, Ill. NewsTalk 105.1 FM º WTAD 930 AM Scouting the Raiders: Focusing on the game and not getting distracted will...
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