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Man accused of killing 2-month-old pleads not guilty

QUINCY, IL —A man accused of shaking a 2-month-old to death pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday morning.Travis Wiley appeared in Adams County Court with his lawyer Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated battery and murder.Wiley faces three charges of murder and one charge of agg

KHQA.COM - 2018-08-15 15:15:32

Judge orders Lovelace to sit for additional deposition in civil case against Quincy, Adams County

Lovelace had agreed to stay later that night, according to court documents, but would not agree to resume the deposition at a later date. However, the court reporter informed parties that she could not stay late and was too fatigued to continue.

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-08-14 18:50:00

New tenants to move into former Quincy nightclub building

New owners, Amy & Hy Schmiedeskamp, took over the former Phoenix Nightclub five months ago and are hoping to renovate the building to attract more downtown foot traffic.

WGEM.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Mother reports attempted abduction to the Quincy Police Department

Quincy, Illinois —Quincy police are investigating an incident involving a child and unknown driver at 7th and Monroe Streets Monday evening.A mother said a man in a dark-colored passenger vehicle tried to pick up her son.She called the Quincy Police Department at 7 p.m.Officers responded to the scen


Skilled jobs in demand, Knapheide looking to hire more than 70 positions

"If we had 50 to 60 welders show up tomorrow, we'd try to get them to work tomorrow," said Jim Rubottom, Vice President of Human Resources at Knapheide.

KHQA.COM - 2018-08-14 17:05:08

Trial delayed for Quincy man charged in March shooting

Christopher J. Beaver, 25, was set to be tried next month on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm, but the case was removed from the September trial docket after he said Tuesday in Adams County Circuit Court that he was hir

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-08-14 21:05:00

Tri-State teen shaves head in support

LIBERTY, Ill. —How far would you go to support a loved one who was sick?To Liberty senior Kaylee Barner--hair isn't everything."I'm going to be shaving my head," Barner stated.Her grandfather was diagnosed with esophageal cancer earlier this year then the cancer spread to his brain.The radiation cau

KHQA.COM - 2018-08-15 18:29:52

Quincy tavern looks to expand

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -A tavern on Quincy's south side may soon expand.Quincy City Council signed off on a permit Monday night to add a beer garden onto the south side of Leroy's Hideout at 6th and Payson Avenue.The issue now goes back to the planning commission before any final decision is made.


Quincy alderman raise safety concerns at new elementary school intersections

"It seems to be, it is going to be a congested area,” said Ernst. “With the subdivisions around there and the kids that are going to be going to school there."


Residents want Adams County to close a local shooting range

"We've also done a few other things like putting trees and a species of grass that grows to 18 foot tall," said Dempsey. "It's supposed to absorb sound coming off of the range. So we do care about their feelings. We're trying to co-exist with them. It's just always been about closing me down, never


Quincy aldermen question traffic control at new elementary schools

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -More potential safety issues surrounding the new Quincy elementary schools.At Monday night's city council meeting, Quincy aldermen passed along resident concerns of the lack of stop lights in front of Iles Elementary and Rooney Elementary.Several aldermen were questioning whose


Congressmen looking at lock and dam

Additionally, the administration is authorizing $1 million in funding for the corps to move forward the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability Program, which was authorized in 2007 to expand seven locks on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers but halted in 2010.


New rage room allows people to smash away stress

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Paula Del Toro was working alongside a coworker about 10 months ago when the conversation randomly switched to rage rooms, or spaces where people can smash and trash their stress away.


Hannibal boy to compete in Greece in world karate championship

Chase Youngwirth, 10, joins the USA team at the WKU World Championships in Athens to compete in multiple events in his age bracket the final week of October. WKU says online that the championship is for people practicing the disciplines of "forms, karate kumite, pointfighting, light contact, full co


New Illinois law promises to help children victims of sexual assault

"The minimal training that's offered, most of the classes, most of the peds training that's offered is in the Chicago area." Paris said.


Abbott's victory tightens race in sport compacts at Quincy Raceways

Kim Abbott's feature victory, coupled with a surprising early exit in the main event by points leader Barry Taft, cast a new light on the division Sunday night.


Rare snake breeder from Quincy finding feet in niche market

In this July 17, 2018 photo, Chris Turner holds a female yellow belly pie bald Ball Python outside his home in Quincy, Ill. Turner is breeding and raising a small number of snakes with striking unique markings.(Phil Carlson/The Quincy Herald-Whig via AP)


Quincy tax collections up for May; Aldermen clear way for airport runway repairs

The May sales tax collection, received from the state this month, was $883,728.23. The home rule sales tax collection was $847,532.56. Those are about $90,000 and $60,000 higher than last year's figures, respectively.


Hannibal man charged with additional child molestation charges

With a second alleged victim reporting sexual abuse, Robert P. Branch, 63, of Hannibal, was charged Friday with an additional four (4) counts of Child Molestation in the 1st Degree by Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton.


The Lovelace case: Dramatic death in a small town

Alec Sirken is a "48 Hours" producer. "48 Hours" investigated the death of Cory Lovelace and the trials of her husband, former prosecutor Curtis Lovelace, in"Death on Valentine's Day."