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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Attempted Murder Charges Dropped Against a 9 Month Old Boy

Living in this country can make you "blind" to the way others live around the world. Such is the case of the story I was reading this morning involving a 9-month-old Pakistani boy who was charged with attempted murder. That's right, at 9 months of age.

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arnoaltix
arnoaltix

Is Spanking Really Child Abuse?

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and as a result we are seeing more news stories concerning this crisis. After reading some national statistics, and seeing a story about child abuse in Adams County which showed the county numbers to be twice that of the state average, this is a crisis in our country and in Adams County.

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Jon Morris, Getty Images

Adams County Child Abuse Cases Continue to Climb

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It should be 12 months out of the year, not just April, especially when you see the statistics provided by the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). According to their website, the DCFS receives, investigates and acts upon a report of child abuse or neglect every five minutes, child sex abuse every two hours, and the death of a child by abuse or neglect every day and a half.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Adams County Sheriff’s Office Warns of Automated Calls

The Adams County Sheriff's Office has received numerous complaints in regards to a company called KIPA. Apparently KIPA is using an automated calling system with an area code of 786 to call homes all day and night.

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Brandon Bourdages
Brandon Bourdages

$6,000 in Prizes Will Be Given Away During the ‘Smokin’ Good Times BBQ Challenge’

Our family couldn't wait. The winter was long - some might say torturous - so at the very first sign of decent weather we went outside and cooked on the grill. A friend of mine co-hosts a barbecue show, and his show has decided that the time change should officially mark the start of grilling season. I think that's a great (or grate?) idea. In June, the Quincy Knights of Columbus will host the Smokin Good Times BBQ Challenge, so if you haven't done any outdoor cooking, you'll want to start practicing soon. Thousands of dollars are up for grabs! 

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Pam Shaffer, Jeff Dorsey
Pam Shaffer, Jeff Dorsey

Pam Shaffer Named Citizen of the Year

At today's Quincy Exchange Club's Law Officer of the Year luncheon, Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore announced that this year’s recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award was Pam Shaffer, the Executive Director of the Adams County Red Cross.

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David McNew,Getty Images
David McNew,Getty Images

Three Area Firefighters Hospitalized Fighting Coatsburg Fire [Updated]

Last night a residential structure fire near Coatsburg injured three firefighters when a portion of the structure collapsed. One firefighter was treated and released from Blessing Hospital. The remaining two were admitted and are in good condition.

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Fire Truck - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Siren Tests Postponed Today in Quincy

The weekly test of the sirens in the City of Quincy has been cancelled for today.

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images
NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Adams County EMA Holding a Storm Spotters Meeting Tonight

John Simon, director of Adams County Emergency Management Agency, is looking for volunteers to help with storm spotting. When severe weather threatens the county, the agency deploys volunteer storm spotters to coordinated locations to provide essential feedback to the county’s emergency operation center (EOC). This information facilitates early warning to the public.

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Brendan Stringer, Getty Images

High School Sophomores And Juniors Eligible For Trip to Washington D.C.

Four area high school sophomores and juniors will be going to Washington D.C.

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