Juneteenth celebration in Hannibal celebrates slaves' emancipation
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Juneteenth celebration in Hannibal celebrates slaves' emancipation

It was standing room only at Hannibal's 21st annual Juneteenth celebration Tuesday at the Hannibal Free Public Library. During the 45-minute presentation, St. Louis storyteller and musician Wendy Gordon traced the history of the Negro spiritual.

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Intersection of Stardust Drive, Pirate Pride Drive in Hannibal to close through Aug. 6

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds people that the intersection of Stardust Drive and Pirate Pride Drive will close about 8 p.m. Tuesday for road improvements and will remain closed through Aug. 6.

Five Hannibal residents arrested on drug charges
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Five Hannibal residents arrested on drug charges

Five Hannibal residents were arrested on drug charges Monday after officers with the Hannibal Police Department's Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad served a search warrant in the 2400 block of Chestnut.

Treatment centers improve methods for patients with opioid dependency
People Are Dying

Treatment centers improve methods for patients with opioid dependency

For those who choose to push through the struggles of opioid withdrawal, treatment centers are available to help. Staff members monitor those who go through the withdrawal process and provide people with resources to prevent relapse.

New Hannibal sewer, water rates approved, will take effect in July
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New Hannibal sewer, water rates approved, will take effect in July

The board of the Hannibal Board of Public Works unanimously approved new rates Monday after a public hearing at which only two residents attended. The new rates will take effect in early July, at the start of BPW's new fiscal year.

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HEALTH NOTEBOOK: Salvation Army fan distribution helps those in need

The Salvation Army is distributing electric fans to those in need. It is an annual practice during summer months when excessive can be a problem for many. The fans will be distributed in both Quincy and Hannibal.

Area musicians celebrate restored 1929 organ
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Area musicians celebrate restored 1929 organ

When notes on a nearly 90-year-old instrument stop playing, you've got to get creative when performing the music. That's been the situation for the past seven or more years at Trinity Episcopal Church in Hannibal.

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.

Downtown Hannibal business set to be demolished due to deterioration
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Downtown Hannibal business set to be demolished due to deterioration

Ada Jo Bode and her husband, Clarence, have owned the small white building, currently housing the ABC Gift Shop, at the foot of the Mark Twain Memorial Lighthouse steps since 1974.

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U.S. attorney reviews tools to combat violent crime, including prevention

The U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, which includes Northeast Missouri, knows his office will aggressively prosecute violent crime, but he also realizes that prosecution isn't the only solution to prevent it.