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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Ladies, If You Read Anything Today, Make Sure It Is This!

It is sad that I feel it necessary to post this story, but post I must. Unfortunately, the world we live in is not the same one I grew up in and people are far more dangerous that they used to be. So with that said, I was sent this by a friend who asked me to share the story. So here it is.

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Quincy Police Department
Jeff Dorsey

One Hospitalized in Shooting Incident at 8th and York in Quincy

Yet another shooting has occurred in Quincy with one man being taken to Blessing Hospital with an apparent gunshot wound. The Quincy Police Department has confirmed, according to a Herald-Whig report, that it is investigating a shooting near Eighth and York this morning.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

What Has Happened to The Quincy I Knew?

There was a time around here when the local news was filled with stories about the fire department rescuing a kitten from a tree or three kids were selling lemonade for a charity and the most serious story might be about the cops finding a homeless man sleeping in the park. I yearn for those days again. Times have changed and, unfortunately, not for the good.

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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.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

Watch a Preview of the Michael Swango Episode of ‘Untouchable: Power Corrupts’

A local crime story will be told on national television July 9 during the premiere episode of Investigation Discovery's Untouchable: Power Corrupts. The network has released a three-minute preview of the show, which you can watch here.

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Adams County Sheriff's Department
Adams County Sheriff's Department

‘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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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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