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Hannibal woman injured in golf cart crash

MONROE CITY, Mo. -- A Hannibal woman was airlifted to Columbia with moderate injuries after a golf cart crash Wednesday about seven miles south of Monroe City. Annyssa R. Myers, 28, was driving a Yamaha golf cart when it overturned on a hillside, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-21 14:20:01

Hannibal BPW outlines storm sewer project

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- In the alley behind 2314 Chestnut St., a concrete storm sewer has failed, resulting in a large sinkhole spanning the alley's width. The area is barricaded, and steel plates have been placed over the hole. It has been this way since 2015. Homeowners and business owners are aware of t

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-21 13:45:01

Hannibal art competition, exhibit opens Friday

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal, Quincy and the surrounding area are hosts to a vibrant arts community, and starting this week, the best of local artists' work will be on display in one place. The 53rd annual Originale art exhibit and competition, sponsored by the Hannibal Arts Club, opens at 6 p.m. Frida

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-20 14:00:01

Hannibal woman injured in crash

Missouri State Highway Patrol says a Hannibal woman was injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon. MSHP reported the crash happened at 12:40 p.m. on Quarry Lane, about five miles south of Hannibal. The crash report stated Laila D. Ritter traveled off the right side of the road, hit a ditch and overturned

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 01:32:00

Bids to fix Hannibal retaining wall rejected

Repairs to a retaining wall that protects Hannibal's Grand Avenue from debris will be delayed after city council rejected project bids Tuesday night. Officials say the costs came in much higher than expected. Talks with bidders revealed concerns of working on the steep height and slopes as well as b

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 07:06:00

Hannibal to take over former St. Elizabeth Hospital

Hannibal's old St. Elizabeth Hospital could soon have a new owner, but only for a short time. The city now owns the dilapidated hospital, but it's an effort to get the building renovated. City manager Jeff LaGarce said the building's owners found out the renovation project is over the Missouri Hous

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-20 06:58:00

Hannibal holding design contest for bicentennial logo

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The Hannibal Arts Council and the Bicentennial Steering Committee are holding a design contest to choose a logo for the city's bicentennial in 2019. The winning design potentially will be used for marketing materials and possibly be used on social media, websites, advertisements and

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-20 03:25:01

Hannibal council approves bicentennial director positions, accepts deed to St. Elizabeth Hospital

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The city of Hannibal isn't procrastinating when it comes to planning its yearlong bicentennial celebration in 2019. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Hannibal City Council approved creating the open position of bicentennial event director. "With the significance of this event, the

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-20 03:15:01

Weekend's Harvest Hootenanny kicks off fall season in Hannibal

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Fall is fast-approaching, and the fifth annual Harvest Hootenanny helps kick off the season. The event, hosted by the Rotary Club of Hannibal, will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23, at Mark Twain Cave Campgrounds, 300 Cave Hollow Road. Several activities are planned f

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-20 00:15:01

Hannibal Public Library invites parents to get library cards

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal Free Public Library is celebrating Library Card Sign-up Month this September. At Hannibal Free Public Library, borrowers' cards are free to those living in the city of Hannibal or Ralls County. People living outside the library's service area may pay $40 for individual or

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 16:45:01

Fall pork chop dinner to held in Hannibal Friday

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Those who enjoy a good pork chop are in luck. The Early Bird Kiwanis Club of Hannibal will host its annual fall pork chop dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Y-Men's Pavilion, 100 Hill Street. All proceeds from the event will be used by the club to support various communit

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 14:45:01

Hannibal man held on sodomy charges

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal man is facing statutory sodomy charges and is being held in the Marion County Jail. Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton said Eugene Clark Smith, 67, is accused of performing a sex act on a child under 14 years of age. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Garreth Co

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 13:35:00

Hannibal woman airlifted to Columbia hospital after crash

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- A Hannibal woman was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia for treatment of moderate injuries suffered in a crash Tuesday afternoon five miles south of Hannibal. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said a 2003 Ford Escape driven by Laila D. Ritter, 24, was heading east on Qua

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG - 2017-09-19 05:01:00

National Cave Convention comes to Hannibal

The National Cave Association Convention is being held in Hannibal this week for the first time in decades. The association is expecting over a hundred people representing 50 different caverns across the nation to attend the convention. Mark Twain Cave owner, Linda Coleberd, said the last time the

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-19 01:18:00

Pike County upgrading emergency operations center

Dated equipment and technology can be a real issue for Tri-State emergency workers, but in Pike County, Illinois, that's about to change. A stunning photograph of the flood of '93 sits on the wall of Epley's Wrecker Service in Hull, Illinois. Jerry Epley said on Thursday that while the flood was unl

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-22 00:24:00

Lawyer: Aaron Hernandez had stage-3 CTE, family plans to sue New England Patriots, NFL

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found to have advanced CTE, according to the family's lawyer, following a Boston University study. Lawyer Jose Baez said Thursday that the study revealed Stage-3 CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), which is normally associated with a man

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-09-21 21:21:00

Pope admits church realized sex abuse problem 'a bit late'

(L'osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP). Pope Francis meets members of a children's choir from Mexico during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The pontiff prayed for the victims of the 7.1 m... (L'osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP). Po

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-21 13:16:00

Powerless: Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity

(AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez). A woman covers herself with a plastic bag as she makes her way to work as Hurricane Maria approaches the coast of Bavaro, Dominican Republic, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). Power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eas

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-21 10:46:00

APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash flood horror

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Cesar Garcia wipes his eye as he talks about how he and other family members survived the Payson, Ariz., flash flooding this summer that killed 10 other family members, at his home, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Cesar Garcia, right,

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-21 01:39:00

HUD responds to Shelbina mice infestation

The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department says they've reached out to the owner of Shelbina North Apartments about its recent mice infestation. In a statement released Thursday, HUD stated it is the underwriter and financier of the property. But, the agency reported it's the owner's responsi

WGEM.COM - 2017-09-22 01:36:00