Quincy Police have arrested a juvenile male in connection with starting the fire at a vacant building Wednesday evening in Quincy’s Calftown neighborhood.
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A building at 7th and State where three people died and a man was convicted for setting the fire and murdering them was ablaze again Wednesday evening.
QUINCY — A deceased male found by Quincy firefighters during a fire on Quincy’s north side in the early morning hours of March 29 has been identified as Dustin Willis. Detectives with the Quincy Police Department and investigators with the Quincy Fire Department investigated the cause and origin of the fire at 1021 N. Fourth, […]
QUINCY — Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley said his department is “drowning” and needs to hire 10 more officers during a Monday meeting in City Council chambers as aldermen reviewed the city’s proposed 2022-23 budget. Chief Bernie Vahlkamp said the fire department is proposing a $12.9 million spending plan, a 5.48 percent increase over the […]
QUINCY — Quincy firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 901 N. Ninth that displaced two families from their homes on Friday morning. The Quincy Fire Department was dispatched at 8:55 a.m. to the Frederick Ball apartment complex after it received a report of visible smoke and flames. Two trucks were on the scene. Fire […]
Quincy firefighters found a body during a fire on Quincy’s north side early Tuesday morning.
QUINCY — Fire Station 6 at 24th and Cedar was briefly closed twice in the past 30 days because of a lack of available firefighters. “A guy called in sick in the morning. We had four guys in Chicago training, and we had some guys taking vacation days,” Fire Chief Bernie Vahlkamp said of the […]
Deals get done in many forms and in many places. Lunches … golf … beers … board rooms … back rooms … They don’t get done when little work is done on the front end, and most of the people involved are blindsided. The idea of giving the mayor the sole power to hire the […]
QUINCY – Quincy City Treasurer Linda Moore gave a detailed report to the Quincy City Council Monday night that showed the City is on track to bring in more revenue than expected from the Food and Beverage tax. So far, the one-cent increase has brought in more than $716,000 to city coffers this year. City […]
QUINCY — As the Quincy City Council recognized the new, it also took an opportunity to say thanks to the old. Bernie Vahlkamp, who has been with the Quincy Fire Department since August 1997, was introduced as the next fire chief at Monday night’s City Council meeting. He was one of three finalists to meet […]