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Quincy Housing Authority installing cameras to help deter crime Video included

The Quincy Housing Authority is in the process of installing more than 40 cameras around numerous complexes in Indian Hills. More>>

State board of education investigating Quincy Public School District Video included

The State Board of Education is investigating claims that Quincy Public Schools broke the law while providing special education. More>>

City cracks down on neglected properties Video included

Overgrown yards, broken glass, roof problems; Those are some of the complaints from residents in Pike County, Illinois who say they're fed up with dilapidated properties in their neighborhoods. More>>

Authorities offer free Child ID Kits

You can never be too careful with your child, and today dozens of local parents prepared for the worst.The Illinois State Police, local authorities, and the Payson Masonic Lodge 379 put together more than 50 free child identification kits in case of an abduction or missing child. Each child was fingerprinted, had their picture taken, and even gave a DNA sample. Organizers say having this information in one place is a big first step in recovering your child. "If parents have their kid go throu... More>>

New taxi service opens in Quincy Video included

Finding a cab in the Gem City may be a little easier after a new service opened this week. Mr. Taxi is a new taxi service in Quincy with a city license. Owner David French says the service will run 24 hours a day. French said with another taxi service, people should have no excuse for not getting home safely and responsibly."Hope it will keep people off the roads," French said. "I understand people want to go have fun, but you can get carried away. Hopefully there's no excuse for someone to e... More>>

Construction on Emerson Garden Apartment complex nearly finished Video included

Quincy residents looking to find an apartment will soon have another option. More>>

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia


Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.... More>>

Lee County Iowa's unemployment still above seven percent Video included

More people are out of work in Lee County, Iowa. More>>

YMCA moves to 24-hour schedule

The Quincy YMCA will be open 24 hours a day beginning Aug. 11. More>>

Audit shows more than $12,000 missing or misappropriated in NEMO government office

Results from a state audit on the Clark County Circuit Clerk's Office shows thousands of dollars are missing or misappropriated. More>>

Semi rolls over in Adams County Video included

A driver of a semi was able to walk away after his rig rolled over on a ramp along I-172  Monday afternoon.

Quincy family safely escapes early morning house fire Video included

A Quincy family made it out of an early morning house fire safely. More>>

Officers encourage child ID kits

It's a parent's worst nightmare. A child goes missing.  And, vital information can help identify a child faster. More>>

Quincy city council approves purchasing salt despite higher prices Video included

Last year's harsh winter is still impacting the city of Quincy, and now it's time to get ready for the next one.  More>>

Hannibal fire officials see slight rise in dumpster fires Video included

Hannibal fire officials are seeing an uptick in the number of dumpster fires happening around the city this summer. Sunday night, two dumpsters in the downtown area were set on fire. Fire crews were able to put them out without the fire spreading. Hannibal Fire Chief Bill Madore says he's noticed an uptick since the fourth of July. So far, the Hannibal Police Department has yet to charge anyone with setting these fires. More>>

Falling gas prices help both drivers and tourism in the Tri-States Video included

At a time of year when you usually see gas prices go up, all of us are glad to see prices falling. They've dropped almost $.30 in the Quincy area since the first of the month, and experts project prices to continue to drop in the coming weeks.There are benefits not just for drivers, but also the tourism industry in the Tri-States. Gail Bryant, the executive director of the Hannibal Convention and Visitor's Bureau, said Hannibal is seeing record breaking numbers this year, and she said if gas ... More>>

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  • Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-30 04:27:07 GMT
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of...More >>
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the...More >>
  • 4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:21:42 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...More >>
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.More >>
  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:45 GMT
    A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.More >>
    A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...More >>
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