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MoDOT Delays Closure of Missouri Highway 79 Until August 15

Weather permitting, Monday, August 15, the Missouri Department of Transportation will close Missouri Route 79 at Guinn’s Creek, located 0.60 mile south of Route H near Annada, to replace the bridge.  The closure date has been pushed back two weeks due to complications with getting materials.

“It will take our contractor about two months to complete the Guinn’s Creek Bridge project,” said MoDOT Area Engineer Brian Haeffner.

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

The West Quincy Levee Break Took Place 23 Years Ago Today

If you were around Quincy 23 years ago today, you probably know where you were when you heard the news that the levee in West Quincy failed to hold back the mighty Mississippi River. We all knew when it happened because the news and the river spread like wildfire. What we didn't know at the time was that the levy failed thanks to the assistance of Quincy native James Scott, who was eventually convicted of "creating a catastrophe" by removing sand bags in the area of the levee break. Would the levee have held back the rising water on its own?  Only God knows.

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Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

Missouri Company Had the Best Idea Since Sliced Bread

It was an event that certainly went unnoticed by millions, but it is something we all take for granted. We use it usually a lunchtime and never really give it a thought. What is it? 

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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Missouri State Fair to Hold a Farm Selfie ‘Felfie’ Contest

The Missouri State Fair is now accepting entries on Instagram in a new Farm Selfie “Felfie” Contest.  The contest, sponsored by AgriMissouri, encourages entrants to take a “felfie,” a photograph one has taken of oneself with farm animals, around farm equipment and/or on the farm.

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NOAA Photo Library, Getty Images

Missouri to Hold Statewide Severe Weather Test Today

The weather in March is quite unpredictable. One thing for sure is Springtime can provide some very strong storms including tornadoes in the Midwest. With that in mind, Missouri will hold their state-wide severe weather test this afternoon.

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‘Voltron: Defender of the Universe’ a Product of Missouri

There were several cartoons that I loved when I was growing up, but there were always three that were my absolute favorites: 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe,' 'Thundercats,' and 'Voltron: Defender of the Universe.' It wasn't until I was an adult that I discovered that one of those shows has a local tie to our region.

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Check Out These Smoking Costs Before You Light Up

Aside from the obvious heath reasons, smoking is not a good habit to start. The health issues are well documented. The financial costs of smoking have been well documented too. The economic costs of smoking total more than $320 billion a year and are rising.  

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Do You Believe in Momo, the Missouri Monster? [Poll]

An interesting story was trending on Facebook last summer about the "Lizard Man" that supposedly lives in Bishopville, South Carolina. I had never heard of the Lizard Man. I have heard about reptile men, the Moth Man, chupacabras, and of course, Momo, the Missouri Monster.

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The New Madrid Earthquake Was Supposed to Happen on December 3, 1990

Twenty-five years ago today, yours truly was on the road heading for Cape Girardeau, Missouri to broadcast a Quincy College-Southeast Missouri State University basketball game. I usually didn’t get too nervous going to ballgames, but this time I had a reason to be on edge because this was the predicted day of an earthquake for that area.

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Kurt Parsons

Watch the Trailer for Hannibal’s Zombie Movie, ‘American Revenant’

While we've not yet seen an official release date for the short zombie film that was shot last summer in Hannibal, we do have a new trailer. The two-minute black-and-white preview looks really great! 

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