Edward Husar is primarily responsible for handling the education beat. For the past seven years, he covered city and county government. He initially handled Northeast Missouri news and features. Husar joined the Herald-Whig staff in 1980. A Chicago native and 1975 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Husar was the assistant editor of the Waterloo (Ill.) Republic-Times for five years before coming to Quincy. He has won many awards over the years for column writing, feature writing, news writing and photography.
A Hannibal man facing child molestation charges is facing additional charges of felony attempted escape.
The Pittsfield Police Department investigated a report of a possible attempted child abduction, but the report proved to be unsubstantiated.
Sadie Davis of Scotland County was named first runner-up in the 2018 Missouri State Fair Queen pageant. Davis said she feels honored to have been selected first runner-up, which earned her a $1,000 scholarship.
Hancock County first responders on Saturday rescued a man from a truck submerged in the Mississippi River.
A Kahoka teen was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 3:50 p.m. Friday south of Kahoka in rural Clark County.
A Fowler woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 10:16 a.m. Saturday in Adams County.
An Iowa man was arrested Friday in Hamilton on charges of obstructing a police officer and driving while his license was suspended.
As the ninth annual Ethan's Rodeo got underway Friday night at the Adams County Fairgrounds near Mendon, a solemn moment took place when a cowboy led a riderless horse through the grandstand arena. "We do this to honor our friends, family and the ones we miss the most," rodeo announcer Chris Pyle told the audience. Pyle was referring specifically to 4-year-old Ethan Weiman, who died in July 2009 from a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.