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Dining With the Departed at the Historic LaBinnah Bistro

The LaBinnah Bistro is located in an 1870 Victorian home at 207 N. 5th Street, part of Hannibal’s historic Millionaires’ Row. The restaurant is well-known for offering fine Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Many Hannibal residents are also aware that this location was where the respected businessman Amos J. Stillwell played euchre with his own murderer, Dr. Joseph C. Hearne, a few hours before his death on the evening of December 30, 1988.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

100 Years of Halloween Costumes in 3 Minutes [Video]

Carving pumpkins, sipping cider, and trick-or-treating may be part of your Halloween ritual, but nothing gets us into the spirit more than Halloween costumes! 

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Quincy Preserves
Quincy Preserves

Quincy Preserves Historic 5-Home Tour is Saturday

This Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 4.p.m., Quincy Preserves will present its annual “Behind Closed Doors” historic homes tour...

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USS Cole Attack Suspect Arrested
U.S. Navy, Getty Images

Quincy Man Remembers USS Cole Attack 15 Years Ago

On Thursday, October 12, 2000, while refueling at a port in Aden, Yemen, the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole was attacked by a two suicide bombers navigating a small motorboat full of explosives. The explosion killed 17 crew members and wounded 39 others.

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Odd image inside Mark Twain Cave
Deena West Budd

Does the Spirit of a Little Girl Haunt Hannibal’s Mark Twain Cave?

Anyone taking a tour of the famous Mark Twain Cave on Highway 79, just south of Hannibal, has heard the story of Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell and his young daughter. Many of the tour guides and visitors have actually seen the spirit of Dr. McDowell's daughter.

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Newcomb Hotel Fire
Deron Johnson

Anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel Fire

Sunday will mark the second anniversary of the Newcomb Hotel fire in Quincy. It was a beautiful night for early September in 2013. The sun had set and many people were out on what turned out to be a not so typical night in Quincy's downtown district.

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Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey
Detective Billy Meyer, Jeff Dorsey

Dr. Michael Swango Was Sentenced 30 Years Ago

He is a convicted killer and possibly has killed up to 60 or more people both domestically and internationally, has had a book written about him (Quincy native James Stewart’s “Blind Eye”) and is currently serving a life sentence in Colorado. He is Quincy native Dr. Michael Swango who was sentenced 30 years ago.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Joseph Smith Died 171 Years Ago Today

The Mormon tie to our area is strong thanks to Joseph Smith. Smith was an American religious leader and founder of the Latter Day Saints movement which gave rise to Mormonism.

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Is This the Last Father’s Day Visit to The Antique Auto Museum?

For 47 years the Antique Auto Museum in Quincy has been available for people to enjoy on Father's Day and throughout the year, but will this be its last year?

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John Bashain, Getty Images
John Bashain, Getty Images

‘Four Dead in Ohio’ 45 Years Ago Today

It was May 4, 1970 when members of the Ohio National Guard fired into a crowd of Kent State University demonstrators, killing four and wounding nine Kent State students in an event that triggered a nationwide student strike that forced hundreds of colleges and universities to close.  The impact of the shootings was dramatic and had a direct impact on national politics.

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