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Homeless count shows hidden population

Agencies that fanned out across rural areas on Jan. 29, tried to count the number of homeless people in each Missouri county

Crews focus on year's first storm
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Crews focus on year's first storm

HANNIBAL | Street and highway crews have watched as the first winter storm of 2020 was approaching.


“It looks like we'll get quite a bit of rain, especially to the south. There may be a chance of flash flooding. Then starting Friday night or Saturday there may be a little bit of ice and a couple of inches of snow,” said Brian Untiedt, area engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation's Northeast District.


Those details were known Wednesday afternoon and Untiedt said MoDOT crews were preparing snow plows and making plans to keep highways open in 17 counties stretching from the Missouri River to the Iowa border.


“We have 165 trucks to take care of the roads and we have about 10,000 lane miles that we plow,” Untiedt said.

Report shows region's jobs, workforce
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Report shows region's jobs, workforce

Recent economic development studies in Northeast Missouri show two overarching trends: A large percentage of the workforce is underemployed and many employers have trouble finding applicants with the right skills

Hannibal Regional unveils new buildings
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Hannibal Regional unveils new buildings

HANNIBAL – Glittering new surgical suites and offices attracted crowds Tuesday afternoon as Hannibal Regional Hospital and Hannibal Regional Medical Group unveiled the newest phase of a $61 million expansion project.

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Portions of old Champ Clark Bridge coming down Friday

LOUISIANA, Mo. – For years the construction of a new Champ Clark Bridge has brought sightseers to Louisiana's riverfront. On Friday the attention will be on the old bridge when explosives bring down two sections of the structure.

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Tri-State Summit bringing region together

QUINCY, Ill. – A pair of Hannibal leaders say the Tri-State Development Summit that will be held in Quincy, Ill., next week can help unite the region to deal with common problems.