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Peoria bomb squad detonates live grenade in Galesburg: report

The Peoria Police Department's bomb squad was called to Galesburg Thursday to detonate a live grenade that once belonged to a military veteran. WGIL-AM reports police responded to the 200 block of Arnold around 3:30 p.m. after the family of a deceased World War II veteran found the grenade while cle

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-23 18:04:00

Fulton County man found not guilty on child sexual assault charges

A jury has cleared a Fulton County man charged with two counts of child sexual assault. The Fulton County Circuit Clerk's office said Michael T. Lannery was found not guilty on both counts by a jury Wednesday. Lannery was arrested by the Illinois State Police last spring while leaving an order of pr

WEEK.COM - 2018-03-23 17:01:00

'To Serve and Protect' honors first responders

MONMOUTH - The Warren County History Museum opens for the season April 3 with a tribute to first responders. "To Serve and Protect" features historical items from Warren County first responders that will stay up in the museum's entranceway gallery until the end of the season in December. "I looked a

DAILY REVIEW ATLAS - 2018-03-23 23:26:06

Toys 'R' Us liquidation sale to start Friday

About 50 people were lined up outside the Toys 'R' Us store in Fairview Heights before it opened Friday morning in anticipation of the first day of liquidation sales. While liquidation sales at Toys R Us were believed to begin Thursday morning, but there was a company-wide delay the store was slated

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-23 17:07:00

Galesburg Spring Clean-up Days announced for 2018

GALESBURG, Ill. (KWQC) - The City of Galesburg will hold clean-up days April 9 - 13, 2018. Residents are encouraged to clean out attics, garages, basements, and backyards by getting rid of any large unwanted items. During this special week, most items can be placed at the curb for pick up without ex

KWQC - 2018-03-24 00:07:00

Carthage man arrested on drug charge

HAMILTON, Ill. -- A Carthage man was arrested on a methamphetamine-related charge Tuesday in Hamilton. David M. Omiatek II, 19, was arrested on a charge of possession of less than 5 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver. The Hamilton Police Department said an officer was investigat


Augustana's Sorenson Hall on lockdown as suspicious envelope investigate

Augustana College's Sorenson Hall was on lockdown for about an hour Thursday afternoon as Rock Island police and firefighters investigated the contents of a suspicious envelope. College spokeswoman Ashleigh Johnston said authorities asked the college to lock down the building while the investigation

QUAD-CITIES TIMES - 2018-03-22 23:43:00

Galesburg man gets 6-year sentence in child sex assault case

GALESBURG - A Galesburg man took prison time in a plea deal related to child sex crimes this week. Justin L. Warren, 32, McKnight Street, pleaded guilty to an amended count of felony criminal sexual assault Wednesday morning before Circuit Judge Scott Shipplett. Two other charges, both Class X felon


Hammond wins in expensive 93rd District race

MACOMB, Ill. -- State Rep. Norine Hammond has survived a Republican primary challenge in one of the most expensive Illinois House races of the year. She beat Joshua Griffith, Abingdon, by a 56-44 margin in the 93rd District. Hammond received $225,000 from the House Republican Organization in recent


Where to Eat? Local's Top Guide to Restaurants in Bardolph, IL

Look no further than Bardolph, IL to find some of the world's best restaurants. Whether you're looking for a romantic place for two, or a larger family-friendly establishment, Bardolph, IL offers a variety of restaurants to fit your needs. Sometimes hunger strikes unexpectedly and finding a good res


Meth arrest in Hamilton - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Hamilton, Illinois, Police Chief Nick Jamerson has reported the arrest of David M. Omiatek II, 19 of Carthage, Illinois. Omiatek was charged with possession of fewer than 5 grams of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, reported Jamerson. Hamilton Police responded to a suspicious person report in


Work begins on opioid clinic

Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services of Southeast Iowa is in the process of converting what was its urinary analysis office into a medication-assisted therapy clinic, which will begin providing services in May or June to opioid addicts. Workers with Keokuk-based Briscoe Construction finished convert

HAWK EYE - 2018-03-22 06:04:43

Burlington man charged with attempted murder

A Burlington man was charged Tuesday in Des Moines County District Court with attempted murder in connection with shots being fired at a group of people last November on South Hill. Addarryl Akeem Harris, 29, 725 Lewis St., was returned to Burlington late Monday after Des Moines County sheriff's dep


Man admits killing mother in Keokuk home they shared

KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) - A Keokuk man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother in the home they shared. The Hawk Eye reports that 24-year-old Devan Williams described at his hearing Tuesday in Fort Madison how he smothered his mother with a pillow in January last year. He told the judge he did so to keep


Can Zuckerberg's media blitz take the pressure off Facebook?

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press Updated 1:08 am, Thursday, March 22, 2018 Now Playing: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving the Trump

TELEGRAPH - 2018-03-22 06:05:44

Alexis man found not guilty in sexual abuse trial

Mercer County Circuit Judge Richard Zimmer on Tuesday ruled that Moses Anderson, 55, of Alexis was not guilty of sexual abuse. In 2015, Mr. Anderson was charged with attempted predatory criminal sexual assault against a victim under the age of 13, a Class 1 felony, and aggravated criminal sexual abu


Galesburg couple plead not guilty in cannabis trafficking

GALESBURG - A Galesburg couple pleaded not guilty this week to charges that they allegedly accepted a package of nine pounds of cannabis in the mail. Jordan L. Eskridge, 22, Peck Street, entered that plea and requested a jury trial after he waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon


Task force charges Burlington man on meth felony

BY PCC STAFF KEOKUK - The Lee County Narcotics Task Force reports the arrest of a Burlington, Iowa man on felony drug charges.QUEEN Nicholas Ryan Queen, 39, of Burlington was arrested on March 18th, 2018 at 1012 Fulton Street in Keokuk on felony drug charges. Queen is charged with three counts of de


Beardstown man arrested for more than 500g of cannabis

An area man is behind bars after being arrested for having more than 500 grams of cannabis. 31-year old Jorge Oquendo, of Beardstown, was arrested by Virginia Police on Monday night around 8:30. Oquendo was charged with possession of 500 grams of cannabis, driving with a suspended or revoked licen


Fareway looking to build new store in Monmouth, Ill.

MONMOUTH, Ill. (KWQC) The City of Monmouth, Illinois is taking steps to attract a new grocery store and new jobs. The city council approved an economic incentive Monday night with Fareway. According to City Administrator Lew Steinbrecher, it would come in a form of a future tax rebate, if the groc