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Happy Anniversary to Candid Camera

It was 67 years ago when 'andid Camera with Alan Funt, as the show's host, made its network debut. It first aired in 1948 on ABC television and was originally called Candid Microphone, which was also the name of Alan Funt's radio program.

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Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson Funeral Home
Zehender, Robinson, Stormer, Cookson Funeral Home

Quincy’s ‘Teenager’, Chuck Yates Would Have Been 67 Today

An icon in local radio, Chuck Yates, would have been 67 years old today. It sounds strange to say that since he was always considered a “teenager” by all who knew him.  Chuck passed away on December 19, 2013. One can only wonder what would have gone on during his morning radio show today if he were still with us. I guarantee it would have been fun because that is what Chuck was all about.

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Man Landed on the Moon 46 Years Ago Today

It was July 20th, 1969 and the world was riveted to their TV sets watching what was once the unthinkable, a man walking on the moon. I was 15 years old in New York and was glued to the family TV set like everyone around here was to KHQA or WGEM.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Quincy Fireworks Need to Return to The Riverfront

This Saturday night, fireworks displays will be seen by millions around this great country of ours including the Hannibal-Quincy area. In Hannibal it will be held on the riverfront and in Quincy the display will take place at the Illinois Veteran’s Home grounds. 

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Ben A. Pruchnie, Getty Images

WGEM to Synchronize Fireworks Displays in Both Quincy & Hannibal

WGEM has announced a partnership in the presentation of the 2015 Fourth of July Fireworks in both Hannibal and Quincy. WGEM has been involved in putting on the fireworks in Quincy for over 20 years, yet this will be the first time it will participate in Hannibal’s fireworks show as well.

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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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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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: Sam Calicotte, Hannibal Jaycees Chili Cook-Off co-chair; Kami Harsell, Hannibal Jaycees president; Carlos Fernandez, WGEM VP/general manager; Michael Reisenbeck, manager of Golden Eagle Distributing; and Jason Gregory, brand development manager for Golden Eagle Distributing.
Hannibal Jaycees

Golden Eagle And Hannibal Jaycees Donate to Honor Flight

It was a great time at the Admiral Coontz Armory in Hannibal back on February 21. I don't know where all the people came from but they did show up for the 32nd Annual Chilli Cook Off. Many people came to have a good time but also to support the Great River Honor Flight.

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I Can’t Help But Think About My Friend Tommy Murphy

It was August 23, 2012.  I had a chance to get up early and enjoy the morning before heading to work and I was able to help a friend in need . So off to work I went feeling good about the day ahead. Then all of a sudden,

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NOAA

Former WGEM Weatherman Cory McCloskey Has Some Fun During Forecast Glitch [Video]

Remember Cory McCloskey? He was the weather guy at WGEM years ago. He has since moved on to other opportunities, and is currently doing weather at Fox 10 in Phoenix, Arizona. We happened to stumble across this video from Mr. McCloskey on Facebook. Something tells us this forecast didn't go according to plan, but he turned it into TV to remember. You'll want to see this! 

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