Law enforcement trying multiple methods to curb opioid overdoses

Three opioid overdose deaths in rapid succession in 2015 showed a gap in tracking in the city of Quincy. Until part way through 2015, the Quincy Police Department didn't track the number of opioid overdose calls it responded to. It does now.

QND grad to speak in Constitution Hall
Education

QND grad to speak in Constitution Hall

Sophia Marcolla's quest for college scholarships has taken her to the nation's capitol to accept an award and thank the givers.

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LIFE STORIES: Quincy quadruplets taking different paths after high school
Life Stories

LIFE STORIES: Quincy quadruplets taking different paths after high school

As their four sons grew up, Anne and Clint Gibleon tried to hide the fact that they are quadruplets as much as they could, hoping to offer the boys a life as normal as possible under the unique circumstances.

Police & Courts

Center man seriously hurt in three-wheeler crash

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that one person has suffered injuries in a single-vehicle crash Saturday in Ralls County.

Quincy man arrested after disturbance involving knife
Police & Courts

Quincy man arrested after disturbance involving knife

Quincy Police dispatched at 2:24 p.m. to 1709 Sycamore found a 39-year-old man with a puncture wound to the upper shoulder/chest area and a laceration to the forehead.

Police & Courts

Man who died after car became submerged in Mississippi River identified

The Quincy Police Department has identified the person whose car was driven into the Mississippi River at the north end of Kesler Park at 3:43 p.m. Saturday.

Opioid Crisis: How it got started
People Are Dying

Opioid Crisis: How it got started

A seemingly innocuous, 101-word letter written by a doctor and his assistant at the Boston Collaborative Drug Surveillance Program in 1980 was misinterpreted as evidence that long-term opiate use wouldn't cause addiction, and that led to an increase in prescriptions for the painkillers and eventually the opioid crisis, said Dr. Chris Solaro, Blessing Hospital Chief of Medicine.

LEFT BEHIND: Three families. Three overdoses. One year.
People Are Dying

LEFT BEHIND: Three families. Three overdoses. One year.

Every day, the number of deaths related to opioid addiction continues to climb across the country, and this area is not immune. Heather McSmith lost a husband. April and Clay Baldwin lost their son. Mike McHargue found his dead son. Here are their stories.

Living history demonstrations bring back era of mid-1800s
Quincy News

Living history demonstrations bring back era of mid-1800s

The spirit of Abraham Lincoln came alive Saturday in Quincy's Washington Park during the third annual Lincoln in the District event.

Vogel threepeats in Stocks, eyes derby history
Quincy News

Vogel threepeats in Stocks, eyes derby history

Jadyn Vogel assures her assault on the Quincy Soap Box Derby record book is far from finished.

Stoutsville Cemetery officials still seeking vandals who damaged stones
Missouri News

Stoutsville Cemetery officials still seeking vandals who damaged stones

It's been several weeks since vandals wreaked havoc at the old Stoutsville Cemetery in northeastern Monroe County.