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  • Two Mendon men arrested on pot charges

    Two Mendon men arrested on pot charges

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 16:24:17 GMT
    MENDON, Ill. -- Two Mendon men were arrested Wednesday on cannabis charges by officers with the West Central Illinois Task Force and the Adams County Sheriff's Department. Authorities reported that David A. Rife, 24,...
    MENDON, Ill. -- Two Mendon men were arrested Wednesday on cannabis charges by officers with the West Central Illinois Task Force and the Adams County Sheriff's Department. Authorities reported that David A. Rife, 24,...
  • Three Quincy men face kidnapping, escape, conspiracy charges after foiled jailbreak

    Three Quincy men face kidnapping, escape, conspiracy charges after foiled jailbreak

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 22:21:24 GMT
    A heavy police presence swelled a small courtroom at the Adams County Courthouse on Thursday as three Quincy men made their first appearances after what authorities have called an escape attempt on Sunday at the Adams County Jail. Cobretti M. "Coby" Matlick, 19, Nicholas C. Ray, 24, and Jason M. Keller, 23, were charged with conspiracy aggravated kidnapping, attempted aggravated kidnapping, attempted escape and conspiracy escape.
    A heavy police presence swelled a small courtroom at the Adams County Courthouse on Thursday as three Quincy men made their first appearances after what authorities have called an escape attempt on Sunday at the Adams County Jail. Cobretti M. "Coby" Matlick, 19, Nicholas C. Ray, 24, and Jason M. Keller, 23, were charged with conspiracy aggravated kidnapping, attempted aggravated kidnapping, attempted escape and conspiracy escape.
  • Mendon School Board considers closing Greenfield Elementary as it looks to cut $400,000

    Mendon School Board considers closing Greenfield Elementary as it looks to cut $400,000

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:33:16 GMT
    Shuttering Greenfield Elementary School in Ursa is one option on the table for the Mendon School Board as it looks to cut $400,000 from its budget. Superintendent Brian Kurz said the School Board will...
    Shuttering Greenfield Elementary School in Ursa is one option on the table for the Mendon School Board as it looks to cut $400,000 from its budget. Superintendent Brian Kurz said the School Board will...
  • Three to vie for title of queen at Payson Old Settler's picnic

    Three to vie for title of queen at Payson Old Settler's picnic

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:31:24 GMT
    PAYSON, Ill. -- Three young women will compete Saturday for the title of 2014 Old Settler's Association queen during the 121st annual Payson Old Settler's Picnic from Friday through Sunday. The event will also...
    PAYSON, Ill. -- Three young women will compete Saturday for the title of 2014 Old Settler's Association queen during the 121st annual Payson Old Settler's Picnic from Friday through Sunday. The event will also...
  • Gems on pace to set attendance record since becoming Prospect League member

    Gems on pace to set attendance record since becoming Prospect League member

    Friday, August 1 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-08-01 18:04:27 GMT
    With two games left in the regular season, the Quincy Gems are poised to record the highest regular season attendance since joining the Prospect League in 2009. Through 25 home games played this season, 26,175 fans have...
    With two games left in the regular season, the Quincy Gems are poised to record the highest regular season attendance since joining the Prospect League in 2009. Through 25 home games played this season, 26,175 fans have...
  • Conversion of former school into apartment building showing progress

    Conversion of former school into apartment building showing progress

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:40:01 GMT
    Felicia Powell and her husband, Richard, have been converting the former elementary school and Quincy Park District headquarters at 1310 Washington into the Emerson Garden Apartments. Crews continue to transform the building this week, adding the final touches to four apartments that will be move-in ready Friday.
    Felicia Powell has heard that a time capsule has been buried somewhere at the old Emerson School, and she wants to find it. "I just want somebody to tell me it doesn't exist to move on with my life, or (tell me)...
  • Two Hannibal businesses cited in alcohol compliance check

    Two Hannibal businesses cited in alcohol compliance check

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:35:06 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Two Hannibal businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors during a compliance check done July 23 by the Hannibal Police Department. According to a news release from the Police Department,...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Two Hannibal businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors during a compliance check done July 23 by the Hannibal Police Department. According to a news release from the Police Department,...
  • Man dies of injuries from explosive device

    Man dies of injuries from explosive device

    A suburban St. Louis man has died from injuries suffered when he picked up an explosive device in his yard earlier this month.
    A suburban St. Louis man has died from injuries suffered when he picked up an explosive device in his yard earlier this month.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning killed Augusta man found in home

    Carbon monoxide poisoning killed Augusta man found in home

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-31 16:18:26 GMT
    AUGUSTA, Ill. -- The Augusta man found dead Tuesday morning in his home died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a fire in his home Wednesday. Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals performed an autopsy Wednesday on Jerry R....
    AUGUSTA, Ill. -- The Augusta man found dead Tuesday morning in his home died of carbon monoxide poisoning from a fire in his home Wednesday. Hancock County Coroner Kendall Beals performed an autopsy Wednesday on Jerry R....
  • Fair attendance believed to have been highest since Garth Brooks performed in 1990

    Fair attendance believed to have been highest since Garth Brooks performed in 1990

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:47:54 GMT
    It was a very good year for the Adams County Fair. A combination of cooler-than-usual July weather, coupled with popular attractions and continued physical improvements to the fairgrounds, pushed the estimated fair attendance past 50,000 people. Veteran directors said that figure is believed to be the highest since 1990, when budding country music superstar Garth Brooks -- who was 27 at the time -- performed at the fairgrounds.
    It was a very good year for the Adams County Fair. A combination of cooler-than-usual July weather, coupled with popular attractions and continued physical improvements to the fairgrounds, pushed the estimated fair attendance past 50,000 people. Veteran directors said that figure is believed to be the highest since 1990, when budding country music superstar Garth Brooks -- who was 27 at the time -- performed at the fairgrounds.
  • Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    A former southwest Missouri bank manager whose fraud scheme fell apart when she issued checks in the name of a dead customer is going to federal prison.
    A former southwest Missouri bank manager whose fraud scheme fell apart when she issued checks in the name of a dead customer is going to federal prison.
  • State auditor: 'Impossible to determine' if former Clark County circuit clerk stole money

    State auditor: 'Impossible to determine' if former Clark County circuit clerk stole money

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:52:17 GMT
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said Tuesday that former Clark County Circuit Clerk Mary D. Jones is the 28th public official to be suspected of embezzling money since he took office in January 2011. Schweich on Tuesday released a 24-page report which shows the county was short $12,181 in misappropriated court funds and missing money when Jones was in office in 2001, 2003 and 2011 through 2013.
    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich said Tuesday that former Clark County Circuit Clerk Mary D. Jones is the 28th public official to be suspected of embezzling money since he took office in January 2011. Schweich on Tuesday released a 24-page report which shows the county was short $12,181 in misappropriated court funds and missing money when Jones was in office in 2001, 2003 and 2011 through 2013.
  • Cold enough for you? Quincy ties record-low average temperature in July

    Cold enough for you? Quincy ties record-low average temperature in July

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:00:58 GMT
    Would you believe Quincy tied the record for coolest -- "coldest" seems rather harsh -- July on record with an average daily temperature of 71.3 degrees? That matched the average daily July temperature of 2009.
    Would you believe Quincy tied the record for coolest -- "coldest" seems rather harsh -- July on record with an average daily temperature of 71.3 degrees? That matched the average daily July temperature of 2009.
  • Western Illinois Threshers Show begins Friday

    Western Illinois Threshers Show begins Friday

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:26:51 GMT
    HAMILTON, Ill. --The 47th annual Western Illinois Threshers Bee and Antique Show begins Friday, Aug. 1, north of Hamilton, and continues Aug. 2 and 3, with three days of demonstrations and activities. This year the show...
    HAMILTON, Ill. --The 47th annual Western Illinois Threshers Bee and Antique Show begins Friday, Aug. 1, north of Hamilton, and continues Aug. 2 and 3, with three days of demonstrations and activities. This year the show...
  • O'BRIEN: Quincy teen gets support while fighting for his life

    O'BRIEN: Quincy teen gets support while fighting for his life

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:42:50 GMT
    Kristopher Schreacke has been forced to battle for most of his 14 years. Kristopher was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a toddler and went through extensive chemotherapy. A relapse in March 2005 led...
    Kristopher Schreacke has been forced to battle for most of his 14 years. Kristopher was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia as a toddler and went through extensive chemotherapy. A relapse in March 2005 led...
  • Three-quarter-cent sales tax would generate $5.4 billion for Missouri roads

    Three-quarter-cent sales tax would generate $5.4 billion for Missouri roads

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:04:56 GMT
    A transportation sales tax issue that will be decided next Tuesday represents a big decision for Missouri voters. Bill Smith, executive director of the Lewis County Industrial Authority, officially...
    A transportation sales tax issue that will be decided next Tuesday represents a big decision for Missouri voters. Bill Smith, executive director of the Lewis County Industrial Authority, officially...
  • Driver escapes truck fire on I-72 near Barry

    Driver escapes truck fire on I-72 near Barry

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:57:00 GMT
    A truck owned by Micro-Surfacing, based in East Peoria, caught on fire while traveling on I-72 at Exit Ramp 20 near Barry on Wednesday morning. Herald-Whig Photographer Michael Kipley was on the scene and talked to the driver, Dan Hulva, who said the truck "just caught on fire on the highway."
    A truck owned by Micro-Surfacing, based in East Peoria, caught on fire while traveling on I-72 at Exit Ramp 20 near Barry on Wednesday morning. Herald-Whig Photographer Michael Kipley was on the scene and talked to the driver, Dan Hulva, who said the truck "just caught on fire on the highway."
  • Quincy Post 37 junior falls to Breese at state tournament

    Quincy Post 37 junior falls to Breese at state tournament

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy American Legion Post 37 junior baseball team just couldn't muster enough offense in its opening game against Breese Post 252 Gray Thursday afternoon.
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- The Quincy American Legion Post 37 junior baseball team just couldn't muster enough offense in its opening game against Breese Post 252 Gray Thursday afternoon.
  • Missouri voters must approve transportation funding

    Missouri voters must approve transportation funding

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:20:28 GMT
    To The Herald-Whig: On Aug. 5, Missourians have the opportunity to vote on a historic transportation funding proposal that can positively affect all Missourians. Amendment 7 will fund statewide transportation...
    To The Herald-Whig: On Aug. 5, Missourians have the opportunity to vote on a historic transportation funding proposal that can positively affect all Missourians. Amendment 7 will fund statewide transportation...
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