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UPDATE: body found in Meredosia has been ID’d, investigation continues

According to authorities, the body was discovered at about 7:10 yesterday morning on Montgomery Street in Meredosia. According to the Morgan County Coroner’s Office, it was the body of 42-year old Robert Utter, of Rushville, who was pronounced dead shortly before 8 a.m. yesterday. Utter’s body was

WLDS.COM - 2018-05-25 11:48:27

Decomposed remains found in Mississippi River at Keokuk

KEOKUK, Iowa — Authorities are trying to identify the person whose remains were found in the Mississippi River at Keokuk in southeast Iowa.Boaters reported Thursday afternoon that they'd spotted the body near the Keokuk Yacht Club. It was soon recovered.Authorities say the body was so badly decompos

TELEGRAPHHERALD.COM - 2018-05-25 17:16:00

Police continue investigation into apparent homicide in Meredosia

Morgan County Coroner Jeff Lair identified the victim as Robert L. Utter, 42, of Rushville, who died of multiple stab wounds at the scene. Lair said an autopsy will be conducted today in Springfield.


Photos, information on veterans sought for Hannibal bicentennial banners

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Bicentennial Commission is asking Hannibal residents to submit photos and information about local veterans to be displayed publicly on streetlights throughout 2019.The city will be celebrating its 200th anniversary next year, and it's planning a veterans tribute called

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-05-25 21:25:00

Palmyra's Wilson seventh in shot put

Wilson placed seventh in the girls shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 10 1/2 inches at Adkins Stadium. Alexander, also from Palmyra, qualified for the finals of the boys 100-meter dash by running a qualifying time of 11.25 seconds.

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-05-25 22:35:00

Police Confirm: Body recovered from Mississippi River in Keokuk

KEOKUK, IA - The Keokuk Police Department confirms the recovery of a body from the Mississippi River north of the dam at 5 pm Thursday night.The identity of the body has not been confirmed at this time. Further details will be available as the investigation moves forward.KHQA does have a crew at the

KHQA.COM - 2018-05-24 19:42:45

One driver hospitalized in two-car crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Joshua B. Allum, 32, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt at 6:55 p.m. when Heather N. Riley, 25, of Hannibal, driving a 2015 Ford Explorer, pulled into the path of Allum's vehicle and struck the car on the driver's side. Riley refused treatment at the

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2018-05-25 00:01:00

Preliminary hearings continued in meth trafficking case

Court records show that the hearings scheduled Wednesday for Antony L. Hutton of Hannibal, Mo., and Darlene B. Elles of Benton City, Mo., were continued to June 6.


Meredosia high school on lockdown, possible body found

MEREDOSIA, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) —Meredosia-Chambersburg High School is on a soft lockdown since 8:20 a.m. Thursday.Principal Dan Carrie said there may be a body found in close proximity to the school.The lockdown is set to last until noon.If police are still on-site investigating, the school will have a


Hannibal Night Hike coming up

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- There is still room to join in for the Sodalis Nature Preserve Night Hike on Friday, May 25, in Hannibal. The Night Hike will begin at 7 p.m. at the parking lot of Sodalis Nature Preserve.


Quincy man pleads not guilty in office break-in

QUINCY -- A Quincy man has pleaded not guilty to two counts of burglary in connection with the April 15 break-in of a downtown apartment building office.Court records show that Jason M. Lugena entered the plea Wednesday in Adams County Circuit Court in connection with the reported burglary at Sunset


One driver injured in Hurdland crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a southbound 1998 Dodge Caravan driven by Michael D. Dennis, 50, of Hurdland, and a northbound 1998 Dodge Ram driven by Paul R. Hatfield, 44, of Kirksville, collided at an uncontrolled intersection at Second and Knox Streets in Hurdland.


Second inmate dies after apparent suicide in Marion County Jail

"I've confirmed his death to the family, but at this time I have no further details from the coroner," Shinn said.


Hannibal police use incentive to attract more officers

"You're going out and you see kids walking down the street, the kids are waving at you and you wave back at em and smile, stop and talk. If you have the time, stop and maybe shoot a couple hoops with them and stuff so it's good to get out and do things with people too." said Damron.


Quincy man convicted in connection with 2016 Adams County burglary

The jury needed about 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon to find Benjamin G. Gustafson, 30, guilty of possession of a weapon by a felon and being an armed habitual criminal.


Former paramedic charged with stealing – Anonymous phone call leads to charges against former Hall

An O’Fallon man, who once worked as a paramedic at Pike County Memorial Hospital in Louisiana and at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on Wednesday and will now appear before Judge Chris Kunza Mennemeyer for arraignment in the 45th Circuit Court at 8:


Highway Patrol: New London woman fell asleep at wheel, drove into ditch

CENTER, Mo. -- Investigating officers said a New London woman fell asleep behind the wheel and her vehicle went into a ditch early Monday in western Ralls County.The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Lacey J. Powell. 26, was driving south on Mo. 19 about 4 miles west of Center when she fel


Once homeless teen gets full ride to Harvard

In a May 14, 2018 photo, photographed outside Girard College's Founders Hall, student Richard "Tre" Jenkins was recently awarded a full scholarship to Harvard. Jenkins says he used to sleep in a homeless shelter and was nicknamed "Harvard" by bullies for being a bookworm. (Michael Bryant/The Philade


LaGrange home, vehicles lost in fire

John Engelmeyer, who owns the home and the mobile home park, told firefighters he tried to extinguish a small fire in the garage but could not. By the time fire trucks arrived the home was fully in flames, and it took the arrival of tanker trucks with additional water to get the blaze under control.


Serious injuries reported in crash south of Quincy

The Adams County Sheriff's Department said a 2009 Ford F-150 driven by Damon Hudson, 41, of Quincy, was heading south at 12:58 a.m. on 12th Street near Nieders Lane when Hudson lost control of the vehicle because of wet road conditions while navigating a curve and struck two trees.