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Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 31 Years Ago

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 or more people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango who was first sentenced 31 years ago.

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Q.U. to Show a Sexual Assault Film and Hold a Panel Discussion (Audio)

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and as a result Quincy University will be showing "The Hunting Ground", a documentary film about campus sexual assaults, on Monday, April 11.  The hour long movie will be shown at 7:15 p.m. at Quincy University's MacHugh Theatre in conjunction with Quanada and will be followed by a panel discussion on the subject.  It is open to all students and the general public free of charge.

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Quincy Police Warning People of Suspicious Activity

Quincy Police were kept busy with three separate reports of suspicious activity in the city limits. The Quincy Police Department is warning residents, especially the elderly, of solicitors who may be trying to break into your home.

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Gibson & Predmore, Jeff Dorsey
Gibson & Predmore, Jeff Dorsey

Law Officer and Citizen of the Year Award Winners Announced

Quincy Police Detective Adam Gibson and Citizen Mike Predmore were the winners of The Quincy Exchange Club's 50th Annual Law Officer of the Year and Citizen of the Year Awards. Both were recipients of their awards at a luncheon that was held today before an overflow crowd at the Elk’s Club in Quincy.  

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Here’s a Safety Tip I Bet You Never Thought Of

Under the category that a person can never be too safe, I saw a safety idea that I bet most people never realized and it involves your car keys. How many of you put your car keys beside your bed at night? If you don't, well maybe you should.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Neighborhood Safety Begins With a Call to Crime Stoppers

If someone came up to you and said I'll pay you up to $1000, just between you and me, for telling me something that will make your life and your neighborhood a better place to live, would you do it? You're darn right you would. So why aren't you doing it?

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Quincy Police Investigating Another Northside Shooting

Quincy Police are once again investigating a north side shooting incident that wounded one man.  The shooting took place at 819 Chestnut Street shortly after midnight. The investigation by Quincy Police continues at this hour.

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Quincy Police Department
Quincy Police Department

Lovelace Murder Trial Will Attract National Attention

The high profile Curtis Lovelace murder trial got underway in Adams County Circuit Court this morning, almost 10 years after he allegedly killed his wife Cory on Valentine’s Day of 2006. His arrest and murder charges didn’t take place until August of 2014. One thing is for certain, the trial will attract national media attention.

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Kurt Parsons

Where Should the New Adams County Jail be Built? [Poll]

The New Adams County Jail is the hottest topic around Quincy these days. Everywhere I have gone this week people have been talking about the New Adams County Jail and where it should be built.  Many are in favor of it being built downtown, others say out on the east end of town. My suggestion is a compromise. Why not build it in mid-town Quincy at the old St. Mary's Hospital site?

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Stabbing Incident in Camp Point, Illinois

The Adams County Sheriff's Department is reporting a stabbing took place this afternoon in Camp Point, Illinois.  Few details are currently available. What is known is an assailant ran from the scene of the crime.  

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