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Quincy's Bergner's store set to close

QUINCY - The Bergner's department store in the Quincy Mall will be closed as its parent company Bon-Ton is liquidating. Anaise Berry, director of marketing with Quincy Mall owner Cullinan Properties, said with the only bidders for the store's parent company being liquidation firms, it would be inevi


Lawmakers discuss cost to rebuild Quincy's Vet's Home

A joint Senate-House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing took place in Springfield on Thursday to discuss the estimated $265 needed to rebuild Quincy's Illinois Veterans' home. Lawmakers met with Mike Hoffman, Veterans' Home Project Manager, Amy Romano, Acting Executive Director of the Capital Develo


Quincy man charged in March shooting makes first court appearance

Beaver will be arraigned April 24 on charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a firearm, both Class X felonies, and aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony. An indictment in the case was filed March 29.


One dead after train, truck collision near Hill Correctional Center

GALESBURG - One person is dead after a truck struck a BNSF train early Tuesday afternoon near Hill Correctional Center, 600 S. Linwood Road. Galesburg police said officers were called out to the crash at about 12:14 p.m. Tuesday and Galesburg fire as well as Galesburg Hospitals Amublance Service res


Canton mother says son died of suicide while in custody

According to our news-gathering partners at the Herald-Whig, the mother pleaded with officials to monitor her son, Nathan Jaynes, who threatened suicide in the past.


Hannibal man sentenced to 15 years in prison on child porn convictions

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Lee Gatlin of Hannibal was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for possession of child pornography by Circuit Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd. Lee Gatlin Gatlin, 24, was arrested in June, months after his lost cellphone led to an investigation involving child pornography. Marion


Crash sends car into restaurant, forces closing

The Subway restaurant location at 948 W. Morton Ave. remains closed today after sustaining damage when a three-vehicle crash Saturday sent a vehicle into the building. Police said Didier Kongo Ngangu, 41, of Jacksonville went through a red light on West Morton Avenue about 6:45 p.m. Saturday and col


Hannibal man pleads to gun charge, gets four years

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Myron Mahaney has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to four years in prison for unlawful use of a weapon by firing a gun into a dwelling on Nov. 29, 2017. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton said Mahaney, 18, was originally charged with assault in connection with the


Except for the bridge thing, first 20 years in Quincy have been great

ยบ "What a Long Strange Trip It's Been," the second compilation album by the Grateful Dead, might be an appropriate tag line for my two decades here.


Bergner's parent Bon-Ton headed for closure

A bankruptcy filing by a national retail chain could means an uncertain future for an anchor store in the Quincy Mall. Bon-Ton stores Inc. is going out of business, according to reports-- that's the company that owns Bergner's. The bankrupt store that owns 200 regional department stores will go out


Coroner says La Grange man died from self inflicted gun shot wound

Adams County Coroner said the La Grange man wanted by police in connection with a string of car burglaries died late Friday night. Jim Keller said 20-year-old Austin Clark from La Grange, Missouri died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Police said Clark was wanted by police in connection with a


Quincy man arrested for alleged burglary at Sunset Apartments

The Quincy Police Department reported that officers were dispatched at 12:41 a.m. to Sunset Apartments, 301 N. Eighth St., in reference to an alarm going off. When they arrived, officers said they located Jason M. Lugena, 30, inside the manager's office.


Driver airlifted to hospital after crash

Missouri State Highway Patrol says a driver was taken to the hospital by survival flight early Sunday morning. Trooper Fuller said 27-year-old Elvis Solorio-Viveros from Monroe City was traveling eastbound on the Bethlehem Trail when he ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a culvert, hit a


Hannibal restaurant recreates Titanic's final dinner

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Van Sorrels is blunt about his favorite part each April 14 or 15, depending on the year. "I like to see if I can swim," he said. For the past three years, the Hannibal resident has attended LaBinnah Bistro's Last Dinner on the Titanic event, where the Hannibal restaurant recreates t


Driver injured in rollover crash

Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to single vehicle crash in Clark County Saturday afternoon. The crash report said it happened on Missouri Highway 27, a quarter of a mile south of Wayland, Missouri. Troopers say the driver from Fort Madison ran off the road, went airborne, and then rolled o


Farmers market a tradition for 'more than 30 years' in downtown Quincy

We're just a few weeks away from the season's first farmers market in downtown Quincy. The market is a Saturday morning staple of downtown from May through October. This year's six-month stay at Washington Park kicks off May 5. "It's a great tradition, it's been going for more than 30 years," sa


Monroe City man flown to hospital after crash

Elvis Solorio-Viveros, 27, of Monroe City, was flown to Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill., for treatment of serious injuries suffered in an accident at 1:38 a.m. Sunday, April 15, in rural Ralls County.


Burglary at Quincy's Sunset Apartments

A Quincy man was taken into custody after police found him inside Sunset Apartments after hours. According to the Quincy Police Department, officers were dispatched to Sunset Apartments at 301 N. 8th Street in reference to an alarm just after midnight Sunday morning. When officers arrived they fou


Appellate court affirms decision in 2015 murder trial

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois appellate court has affirmed a trial court decision in the 2015 murder conviction of a Quincy man. In a unanimous decision filed Tuesday, the court found that Gavin Masters could not demonstrate plain error regarding the admission of evidence related to other crimes


Sheriff: Suspect shoots himself during stop in LaGrange

Lewis County Sheriff David Parrish told The Herald-Whig's news-gathering partners at WGEM that the man, who was wanted by police in connection with a string of car burglaries, was pulled over in a vehicle at 3:45 p.m. at Fifth and Monroe. Parrish said the man pulled a gun and shot himself.