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Slideshow: Irene leaves flooding and damage behind in New York and New Jersey

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While Irene was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, its impact was still felt in New York and New Jersey.

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    Christmas of 1997 remains special for Good News family -- for multiple reasons

    Monday, November 24 2014 9:55 AM EST2014-11-24 14:55:05 GMT
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.
    QUINCY -- Debbie Sanders Lewis will never forget the Christmas of 1997. It turned out to be the final Christmas for her son, Tyson, a special-needs child who died the next year at age 7. That particular Christmas also was memorable because Lewis and her two children were beneficiaries of The Herald-Whig's Good News of Christmas campaign, which came to their aid while the family was struggling through rough times.

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    Under the Influence: Change in processing offenders helps lead to reduction of DUIs in Adams County

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    Friday, November 21 2014 11:18 AM EST2014-11-21 16:18:34 GMT
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    As the number of drunken driving cases reaching her desk continued to grow, Jennifer Cifaldi decided something needed to be done to stem the tide. Cifaldi, an assistant state's attorney who handles traffic offenses, went to Adams County State's Attorney Jon Barnard. The result was the institution of a DUI search warrant program. Starting in 2008, the county began to get search warrants for those suspected of DUI who refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test.
  • 'It's the highlight of my year': Disabled given chance to hunt at Mark Twain Lake

    'It's the highlight of my year': Disabled given chance to hunt at Mark Twain Lake

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    MONROE CITY, Mo. -- James Dean didn't bag any bucks while deer hunting at the Indian Creek Recreation Area Saturday and Sunday morning, but that was just fine by him. Dean, a Union, Mo. resident dealing with multiple sclerosis, is grateful he had a chance to hunt at all.
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