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Crash causes power outage for residents in Quincy

A crash on South 12th street in Quincy caused a power outage for hundreds of residents in the area. First responders said when they arrived on scene, a car had crashed into a utility pole near the 3600 block of S. 12th street. Tri-Township Fire officials said it happened around 1 p.m. Adams County

WGEM.COM - 2017-11-20 00:51:00

Shelby Co. home destroyed by fire

CLARENCE, Mo. (WGEM) - A Clarence, Missouri home was destroyed by fire Monday morning. Facebook Live video posted by The Clarence Courier newspaper showed the home, located at 400 W. Walnut, fully engulfed within just a few minutes. Within 15 minutes, only the frame of the home was left. Clarence Fi

WGEM.COM - 2017-11-20 20:46:00

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. Lindsay Menz tells CNN that Franken placed his hand on her bottom as they posed for a photo at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, two years into Franken's first term. The 33-year-old Menz told CNN t

WGEM.COM - 2017-11-20 18:00:00

Quincy man cited after striking two parked vehicles

QUINCY -- A Quincy man was issued citations after crashing into two parked vehicles about 2:17 p.m. Saturday. Quincy police reported James Hodgson, 24, of Quincy, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Venture westbound on R.J. Peters Drive about 20 feet east of Gardner Expressway in Quincy when he lost con

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-11-20 15:25:03

Quincy Boy Scout adds new shelter at Reservoir Park tennis courts

QUINCY -- Bo Paxton learned a valuable lesson in completing his Eagle Scout project. "If you want a great project, just surround yourself with great people," he said. Paxton, a scout from Troop 136 of Faith Presbyterian Church, raised money to buy a new 16-foot-by-16-foot shelter for the Clarence "C

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-11-20 14:50:01

USDA invests in rural Missouri healthcare

Cattle on a Marion County, Missouri farm Residents living in rural areas of Northeast Missouri have a hard time finding access to healthcare, but now the federal government is stepping in to help. The U.S Department of agriculture said the state received $1 million. Most of the money will go towards

WGEM.COM - 2017-11-20 02:28:00

Red Ribbon campaign fights drunk driving

It's that time of year when holiday parties are happening, but local advocates want you to think twice about getting behind the wheel after you've been drinking. To bring awareness to that cause, they ask you to tie a red ribbon around your car's antenna. The local chapter of Mother's Against Drunk

WGEM.COM - 2017-11-20 08:29:00

Deters announces candidacy for 18th Congressional District

A Quincy native has thrown his name in the race for the 18th Congressional District in Illinois. Brian Deters announced his candidacy Sunday at Washington Park in Quincy. Deters grew up in the city and went to Quincy Notre Dame. He has been a history teacher for the last 23 years and says improving

WGEM.COM - 2017-11-20 02:17:00

ABA to hold qualifying tournament in Stockton

American Bass Anglers will hold a qualifying tournament Saturday, Nov. 4, on Stockton Lake. Launch site is Old State Park with registration beginning at 5:30 a.m. the morning of the tournament. This tournament is using a portner-draw format, with draw accomplished just before launch. Anglers are fis

CEDARREPUBLICAN.COM - 2017-11-20 16:00:00

Satellite technology to track collared deer

The number of deer harvested during the archery and firearms hunting seasons are a major component of a five-year study to benefit Missouri's deer herd and hunters. Biologists from the Missouri Department of Conservation and the University of Missouri-Columbia are using computer and satellite techno

CEDARREPUBLICAN.COM - 2017-11-19 14:15:00

Packing meals for the hungry

In coordination with Cedar County Farm Bureau, these Stockton High School FBLA and FFA students spent Saturday, Nov. 4, packing 10,000 meals for the hungry in Cedar County. Hunger fact: 16 percent of people living in Southwest Missouri are food insecure; meaning they don't know where their next meal


State fire marshal advises Missourians to remember fire safety at Thanksgiving and throughout holiday season

State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is reminding Missourians that Thanksgiving not only kicks off the holiday season, it raises the potential for dangerous residential fires - caused by everything from increased indoor cooking and turkey fryers to Christmas trees, decorations and festive candles. "The holid

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2017-11-20 16:17:00

Thought for the Week: To achieve or not to achieve

I am not competitive by nature. Admittedly, a bit rises within me every now and then (like on Bunko nights). However, it seems to me as though our culture has tried to reduce the competitive spirit in people. Instead of handing out an award to the winning pee-wee league, every team gets an award and

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2017-11-18 23:41:00

USDA announces enrollment period for loss coverage

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced that starting Nov. 1, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage or Price Loss Coverage safety net program may enroll for the 2018 crop year. The enrollment period will end Aug. 1, 2018. "Since shares and ownership of a


R-1 board weighs in on efforts to oust Missouri school chief

R-1 board members, administrators and staff weighed in on Gov. Eric Greitens' alleged efforts to remove Missouri Commissioner of Education Dr. Margie Vandeven during the school board's regular monthly session Thursday, Nov. 16. During his superintendent's report, Dr. Tony Berry told the board the si


Bolivar says goodbye to its monument man

Few men can claim to have lived a monumental life. Even fewer would argue that is exactly the legacy left behind after former Bolivar mayor Jewell Vernard "J.V." Wommack Sr., longtime owner of six-decade-old Wommack Monument Co., died Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Citizens Memorial Healthcare Facility in Bol

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2017-11-20 20:34:00

Dearborn invites holiday shoppers to 'Shop Small' this season

As shoppers gear up to check names off their Christmas gift lists, the city is hoping they'll forgo the malls and big retail centers in favor of smaller neighborhood businesses. Nearly 60 local retailers are taking part in this year's Shop Small initiative in downtown Dearborn. Small Business Saturd

DEARBORN PRESS & GUIDE - 2017-11-20 21:35:19

Balancing act: New Dearborn Heights councilman to juggle city's needs while raising five grandchildren

Tom Wencel (right), newly elected Dearborn Heights city councilman, will be balancing the city's needs with the responsibilities of raising his five grandchildren with his wife Debbie (left). Their grandchildren Nina, 7 months, Jena, 4, Cara, 9, Paige, 5 and Cayden Johnson, 2, have lived with them s

DEARBORN PRESS & GUIDE - 2017-11-20 20:14:36

Dearborn Heights businesses mark grand openings, renovations

Mayor Daniel Paletko joins city officials, representatives from the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce, and owners, employees and friends of the Shan Medical Equipment store, located in the (Ford Road) Heights Shopping Center for a Nov. 3 grand opening/ribbon cutting ceremony. The new Dearborn Height

DEARBORN PRESS & GUIDE - 2017-11-20 16:56:27

Dearborn Heights police officer faces charges after fatal crash in Allen Park

Allen Park -Dearborn Heights police officer Larry A. Little, 32, is charged with causing a fatal crash due to reckless driving. The crash happened on January 2 at the intersection of Van Born and Pelham Roads and resulted in the death of Timothy Lee Turner, 59. Little's first hearing will take place