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Joe Readle, Getty Images

How Many Current or Past Local TV Weathermen Can You Remember?

I was having a conversation over the past weekend pertaining to local TV weathermen/women. We were talking about people who have worked doing the weather at WGEM and KHQA over the years when the mention of the "weatherbird" came up.

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Jupiterimages, ThinkStock

Do You Remember These Local News Anchors of the Past?

Rich Cain and Carol Sowers, both longtime TV personalities in our area, retired recently. We were talking in the office today about former news/weather/sports reporters that have been on TV over the years. How many can you remember? Anyone remember far enough back when you would watch the local news in black and white?

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Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey, Dave Norman,Liz Lukowski, Dennis Oliver

2015 Marks 30th Anniversary of 99Q Radio Hitting Quincy Airwaves

April 25 marks the 30th anniversary that 99Q hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it, a legacy began.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Mayor and Police & Fire Chiefs At Odds Over Proposed Budget Cuts

The battle is on between the Mayor of Quincy and the city's Police and Fire Chiefs over the Mayor’s proposed budget cuts. 

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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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Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images

Do You Remember Woolworth’s in Quincy?

It was on July 18, 1879 that F.W. Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He sold no items for more than a dime. Unfortunately, he went broke a short time later. He didn’t give up, though.  He opened another store in a better location and went on to become one of America’s richest men.

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Adams County Courthouse - Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

Will You Vote ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for a New Adams County Jail? [Poll]

On Tuesday night, the Adams County Board Jail Committee met to review some new developments regarding the possibility of a new jail being built. The decision to build a new Adams County Jail is in the hands of the voters in a referendum on the upcoming April ballot.

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Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey
Dorsey, Norman, Lukowski & Oliver 1985, Jeff Dorsey

Today Marks the 29th Anniversary of the Beginning of 99Q Radio

April 25 is a very special day for me and four other people. It was 29 years ago today that 99Q hit the airwaves of the Hannibal-Quincy area. On April 25, 1985 at 5:30 a.m., WQCY-FM changed its format, as well as my life. The format went from “Easy Listening” to “Top 40″ and with it a legacy began. 

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Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images
Jeff Mitchell, Getty Images

Guess Who Gets to Pay for the Rescue of a 1 Year Old in the Ocean?

Over the weekend, the United States Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard and California Air National Guard rescued a sick 1-year-old child from a disabled sailboat in the deep seas of the Pacific Ocean. This family of four was in the midst of sailing around the world in their sailboat when it lost power and shortly thereafter one of the children became ill.

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