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Janet Nichols
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Pro Football Pick ‘em Challenge: Congratulations, Janet Nichols!

During the pro football season, we asked listeners to participate in the $10,000 Pro Football Pick ‘em Challenge. At the end of the season, Janet Nichols ended up being the contestant in the Quincy/Hannibal area that had the best overall record. Janet now has a chance to win $1000, or even $10,000!

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Alan Madden Gravesite, Jeff Dorsey
Alan Madden Gravesite, Jeff Dorsey

Little Alan Madden to Be Remembered This Sunday Night

It was the morning of January 11, 1981 and 5-year-old Alan Madden awakened to what unfortunately would be the final day of his life. What happened to this little defenseless boy goes beyond description. At the age of 5, little Alan was beaten to death by his mother, Pamela Berg, and her boyfriend from Peoria, James Crain.  Both were tried and convicted.

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Jamie Squire, Getty Images
Jamie Squire, Getty Images

Be Careful in the Arctic Cold! FEMA Offers Safety Tips For Subzero Weather

Much of the country is in the same boat that we are, facing extremely cold temperatures over the next few days. The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory from 7 a.m. January 7 through 9 a.m. on January 8. Wind gusts near 30 miles per hour are predicted, and wind chill values as low as -20 are expected in our region. 

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Three Lions/Getty Images
Three Lions/Getty Images

Photos From the Mid-50s Offer a View of Hannibal’s Past [Gallery]

While searching for a photograph of Mark Twain needed for a news story, I came across a number of old pictures of sites in and around Hannibal. Most were taken in the mid-1950s.

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

Five Hilarious Wedding Mishaps [Video]

Y101's annual Bridal Expo is coming up at The Ambiance in Quincy on January 31. We hope all of our area brides-to-be have memorable weddings, and no one has a wedding as disastrous as these!

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ThinkStock
ThinkStock

National Geographic’s Most-Watched Video of 2014 is Incredible, But it Makes Me Want to Vomit

If you are afraid of heights, don't watch this video. National Geographic Adventure posted this to Facebook on December 30, and pointed out that it is the most-watched of their blog videos from the past year. It's easy to see why (unless you're terrified of heights...that's warning number two).

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The B-52s
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The B-52s are Coming to Riverside Casino on Valentine’s Day

Here's a blast from the past. Is there anyone that grew up in the 80s that can't sing every single word to 'Love Shack'? There might be, but we bet there aren't many! The B-52s are scheduled for a concert at Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Riverside, Iowa on February 14, 2015!

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Taylor Swift tickets go on sale for St. Louis concert on January 30
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Tickets for Taylor Swift’s St. Louis Concert Go On Sale in January

Taylor Swift won't appear in St. Louis until September 28, 2015, but tickets for the concert will go on sale in January.

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Chicago Style Pizza vs St Louis Style Pizza
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Chicago-Style Pizza or St. Louis-Style Pizza – Which is Best? [Poll]

When you think of St. Louis/ Chicago rivalries, you probably immediately think of the Cardinals and Cubs, and the Blues and Blackhawks, but what about pizza? Both cities are known for two very different styles of pizza. With news breaking on Monday of an Imo's possibly coming to Quincy, we want to know, which type of pizza do you like better?  

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Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift
Theo Wargo/Jason Merritt/Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images

Best and Worst Celebrity Neighbors of 2014

I read recently that a neighbor of Orson Welles once advertised his home for sale. Part of the ad read: "Have Orson Welles as a neighbor!" Mr. Welles was not amused. For nearly a decade, Zillow has been conducting an annual Celebrity Neighbor Survey, in which members of the public are asked which celebrities they would most like to have as a neighbor, and which celebrities they think would make terrible neighbors. The results of the 2014 survey are in. 

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