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David De Lossy

Snake in the Boat – Fish Stories From Dennis and the Big Dog [Video]

We're getting ready for the annual Fishing Rodeo on Saturday at Moorman Lake in Quincy. The Fishing Rodeo always takes place during Free Fishing Days in Illinois (where you are allowed to fish without a fishing license), and we look forward to seeing fishermen and fisher-ladies of all ages. To celebrate the Fishing Rodeo, the Big Dog and I have decided to share some fish stories. Here's what happened once when the Big Dog found an unexpected visitor in his boat. 

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Theo Heimann, Getty Images
Theo Heimann, Getty Images

What Are the Best and Worst States For Nurses?

With commencement exercises occurring all over the country, a new list of nursing graduates will be out looking for jobs in the nursing field. Well, before you start your pursuit of your dream job, you might want to take into account the information provided by the personal finance social network WalletHub

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Noam Galai, Getty Images
Noam Galai, Getty Images

Pitbull Added to Illinois State Fair Lineup

The lineup for this year's Illinois State Fair in Springfield has expanded with word that Pitbull has been added for August 9. Pitbull will join the likes of Florida Georgia Line, Boston, Steely Dan, Jake Owen and the finalists from American Idol.

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Fire Truck - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Heroes Are Among Us in Quincy

On Wednesday, a Quincy man and his young child died in a fire at 515 South 17th Street. The call came in around 2:40 a.m. Quincy Police were on the scene first and pulled a person out of a window. That person told the police there were two others in the back of the house. The Quincy Fire Department arrived and pulled the other two out. They were taken by ambulance to Blessing Hospital. 25-year-old old Daniel S. Dissler and four-month-old Hunter Dissler did not survive the fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

April Snow in Quincy, Illinois

We had a lovely weekend here in Quincy, but the weekend is obviously over and snow is falling again.Temperatures were in the 80's on Saturday and 70's on Sunday. Take a look at this video. It really is Monday

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Catherine Yeulet
Catherine Yeulet

Illinois State Police Have a PROM Message: Please Return On Monday

Prom and Graduation is upon us, and District 20 Troopers will be watching.

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NASA/Getty Images

How Many People Still Reside in Their Birth State? Find Out Here

I was looking at an interesting statistic about how many people currently reside in the state they were born in. I was surprised at some of the numbers.

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Jon Morris, Getty Images
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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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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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images
NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Severe Weather Drills Test Set for Tuesday in Missouri and Illinois

As we move into March the probability of severe weather begins to escalate in our area and as a result, the annual Statewide Severe Weather Drill is scheduled for next Tuesday in both Illinois and Missouri. On March 4 at 1:30 pm the Missouri test will be he

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