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Quincy police look to replace AEDs

Quincy Police hope to replace life-saving equipment to make sure it's working in an emergency. The Police Aldermanic Committee approved replacing three AED defibrillators Monday. This finishes out a four year process to replace 14 defibrillators across the department. Chief Rob Copley says police a

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 06:49:00

Aldermen place sunset on Quincy hotel-motel tax ordinance

Quincy City Council approved changing an ordinance impacting the city's hotel-motel tax Monday, but the mayor says a last minute amendment could cause problems for future administrations. Council approved the ordinance keeping the tax at 8%, which never sunset as it was supposed to. Before the vote

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 06:31:00

Yum Factory set to open Thursday in downtown Quincy

QUINCY -- Karen Wagner and Melanie Aitken had several people tell them they needed to meet. It didn't take long, and soon the two started working on their bakery and cafe, the Yum Factory Inc., which opens Thursday at 700 Maine. The two have worked on the final touches to the space over the last wee

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-20 14:05:01

Author and quilt expert Hallye Bone returns to Quincy to appraise quilts

QUINCY -- Hallye Bone, a well-known quilt appraiser in the Tri-State area, is returning to appraise at the A to Z Quilt Shop, 826 State, Thursday, Sept. 28. Bone is certified by the American Quilter's Society, Paducah, Ky. She has been making quilts for 50 years and appraising for over 20 years. S

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 15:40:01

Quincy University's overall enrollment declines

Quincy University officials announced a dip in overall enrollment for the fall term on Tuesday. According to a news release, the university's overall enrollment for Fall 2017 was down 6 percent compared to last fall. It states the overall enrollment this fall is 1,098. "We have come through a diffic

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 19:41:00

More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet night

(David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Hundreds of protesters stand outside of the St. Louis city jail on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. The protesters chanted "free our people" outside the jail on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain... (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 09:02:00

Maria tears off roofs, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). David Cruz Marrero watches the waves at Punta Santiago pier hours before the imminent impact of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane that threatens to hit the eastern region of the island with sustained winds of 165 miles per hour, i... (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Citizens rest whil

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 10:55:00

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, people take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center. In a Los Angeles ceremony Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, more than 9,000 new A... (The White House via AP). In this undated im

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 10:35:00

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator 'lied right to my face' on health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jimmy Kimmel says U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy "lied right to my face" by going back on his word to ensure any health care overhaul passes a test named for him. Kimmel says a health care bill co-sponsored by the Louisiana Republican fails the "Jimmy Kimmel test," a phrase coined by Cass

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 16:25:00

USDA projects farm net income increase

The USDA predicts net income for farmers will increase by about 13 percent this year. Local farmers said that the cattle industry is responsible for this new projection, but very few farmers in the Tri-States rely on just cattle. Quincy Farm Products operations manager, Pat Hildebrand, said the live

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 12:21:00

Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Wednesday over whether a federal border patrol agent can be sued in U.S. courts for shooting across the border and killing a Mexican teenager in 2010. The case is again before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans. That court s

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 11:35:00

HBPW gives update on chloramine removal

Testing of a new water treatment system is underway in Hannibal. That's the latest update Hannibal Board of Public works gave councilmen at Tuesday's meeting. The company Calgon furnished and installed a pilot testing column. Collected data is being sent to an engineering company to later send to th

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 07:07:00

Iowa rape case backlog creating problems

A backlog at the Iowa State Lab is delaying investigations of rape cases, and that backlog is growing, according to officials. Kim Siegfried is the Rural County Services Coordinator for the Rape Victim Advocacy Program, and she said on Tuesday that the backlog of sexual assault kits that haven't bee

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 05:27:00

New K-9 introduced to Lee County residents

There's a new K-9 helping police in Lee County and he was introduced to the board of supervisors Tuesday morning. Gunner has been working with Deputy Uriah Wheatley for the past week after the previous K-9 Alex was let go. Deputy Whealtey says there is a noticeable difference between Gunner and Alex

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 02:40:00

Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress. Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said Tuesday that com

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 02:05:00

Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

WASHINGTON (AP) - Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That's far below average, but considerably above the record low set five years ago. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said Tuesday that on Sept. 13 sea ice in Arctic shrank to its sm

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 00:45:00

Stores ready to cash in during Halloween

The National Retail Federation said Americans spent $8.4-billion on Halloween last year, and local stores are hoping to cash in again this year. Managers at Shopko in Quincy said they started stocking the shelves with costumes, candy and decorations at the end of August. Assistant manager Sheila Ett

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 00:06:00

Tri-State school districts dealing with sub teacher shortage

Tri-State school districts are scrambling to find substitute teachers to put in your kids' classrooms. Teachers at Payson High School are often giving up their planning and lunch periods to cover classes because the lack of subs is a growing issue. When there are no subs to cover a class, teachers l

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 00:01:00

Death penalty sought in Brokes case

Prosecutors said in a new release Tuesday they will seek the death penalty against a Hannibal man accused of murder. Timothy Brokes is accused of murdering Brittany Gauch and injuring her husband, Aaron, in January of 2016. Police said Aaron Gauch was found seriously injured in a driveway before lat

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 23:48:00

Missouri trooper gets 10 days, probation in man's drowning

VERSAILLES, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper will spend 10 days in jail and two years on supervised probation for the death of a handcuffed man who drowned when he fell out of the trooper's boat. Trooper Anthony Piercy was sentenced Tuesday in the May 2014 death of Brandon Ellingso

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 23:19:00