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‘Untouchable: Power Corrupts’ – New TV Series to Debut With the Story of Dr. Michael Swango

Investigation Discovery will air the debut episode of Untouchable: Power Corrupts on Thursday, July 9. The premise of the series, according to the cable channel, is to offer "an inside look into how a taste for power can turn into a thirst for blood, featuring the perplexing journeys of seemingly good citizens to corruption." The first story that will be told on Untouchable: Power Corrupts will be that of Dr. Michael Swango, a Quincy native sentenced to three life terms after confessing to four murders, though it is suspected that he could have been involved in up to 60. 

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Adams County Courthouse - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Winking and Expletives a Part of Criders’ First Court Appearance

The Adams County Courthouse was the scene this morning for the first court appearance of Stefan Crider, Jr. and Julia Crider, the father and step-mother of the man accused of murdering 12-year-old Rayshone Humphrey Jr., and it was not without an incident.

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

Stabbing Sends One to Blessing Hospital

Wow, what a weekend for news in Quincy. A murder case arrest was made, a multiple apartment complex 3-alarm fire, a man's body finally found in the Mississippi River and now comes word of a large group of some 30 people fighting and a stabbing of a 20-year-old man at 8th and York in Quincy.

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Quincy Police Department
Jeff Dorsey

Pressure Mounts on Killer and Silent Witnesses

It has been 39 days since the shooting of 12-year-old Ray Humphrey Jr. of Quincy.  That’s 39 long, excruciating days for the Humphrey family to wait to find out who shot their son.

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Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey
Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 30 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 sentenced 30 years ago today.

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Jon Morris, Getty Images
Jon Morris, Getty Images

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

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).

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

You Are Not a ‘Snitch’ if You Take a Killer Off The Streets

It’s been 16 days since the gunning down of 12-year-old Ray Humphrey Jr. on March 28. People in this community are still talking about the senseless killing. Unfortunately, the people talking are the wrong people. The people who should be talking are not. Those people know who did it and are afraid to give that person or persons up. Why not?

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Jonathon Daniel, Getty Images
Jonathon Daniel, Getty Images

Security Enhanced at All Major League Baseball Games

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend a St. Louis Blues hockey game as the Blues hosted the Calgary Flames at the Scott Trade Center. Once in line at the Scottrade Center I stood waiting for the doors to open and when they finally did I entered the facility only to find myself waiting again until I could get a security clearance to proceed to my seat.

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

Shooting Victim Identified, Crime Stoppers Offering $1000 Reward

Adams County Coroner James Keller has identified the victim of an early morning fatal shooting as 12-year-old Rayshone D. Humphrey Jr. According to a report from WGEM, officers responded to the shooting scene in the 1100 block of North 5th Street between Cedar and Cherry Streets and found a boy that had been shot outside of a home. He was taken to Blessing Hospital and pronounced dead. Keller revealed an autopsy would be conducted on Sunday.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Shooting in Quincy Kills 12-Year-Old Boy

The Quincy Police Department is investigating a shooting this morning that left a 12-year-old boy dead.

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