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Go Ahead, Text Your Way Into An Accident

It was right after I got off work yesterday and I was driving on Broadway in Quincy and came to a red light at 18th Street. The SUV next to me was waiting for the green arrow. I glanced over and saw the driver on her cell phone sending a text message with her children in the car with her.

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John Moore, Getty Images
John Moore, Getty Images

Drivers Desperately Needed for Meals on Wheels

Most people, including myself, have no idea how many home-bound elderly people there are in this area. I can tell you that there are at least 200 home-bound elderly people who receive a hot meal each day thanks to Meals on Wheels. These seniors live alone and they depend on the Meals on Wheels program for what, for many, is the only meal they will have each day.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images

ISP Reminds Motorists to Slow Down with Schools Opening

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 20 Interim Commander, Lt. Jarod Ingebrigtsen, would like to remind motorists that area schools will soon open their doors and begin the new school year. 

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images

It is Motorcycle Season … Keep an Eye Out for Them!

If you go out driving anywhere lately you had to have noticed the amount of motorcycles that are now on the highways and byways in the Tri-State area.

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iStock

I Celebrate a Birthday Every Day at 25th and Broadway

If you went through the intersection of 25th and Broadway last weekend you were probably one of thousands who had to stop at an impromptu four-way stop. Apparently, there was some sort of malfunction with the light at that intersection which now has been fixed. I wish I could have heard the comments from all of the drivers.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Owners Asked to Not Park Their Vehicles in the Gus Macker Area Sunday Morning

The 25th Annual Gus Macker Basketball Tournament will be held in Quincy on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. The event has been hosted by the Quincy Exchange Club with all proceeds going to community project in the area. Thousands of dollars has been put back into the community over the previous 24 years. In helping you, the Exchange Club could use some help back especially for those who live and park their cars around Washington Park.  

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Google Earth

Truck Accident Closes Missouri Highway 6

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting a tractor trailer has overturned on Missouri Highway 6 between Lewistown and Ewing in Lewis County. Both lanes of Missouri 6 are closed from Missouri 16 to Missouri 156 while the roadway is cleared. 

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Jon Gardiner, Getty Images

Train-Car Collisions in Missouri are Preventable

The numbers are out regarding the amount of collisions involving trains in Missouri. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation there were 48 train crossing collisions, 2 deaths and 36 injuries in 2013 with the 2014 numbers almost identical with 48 train crossing collisions, 2 deaths and 38 injuries.  

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Lori Losey-NASA, Getty Images

You Want Me to Do What?

Last week marked the 38th anniversary of a Boeing 474's Maiden flight with the space shuttle Enterprise sitting atop it. It reminded me of the Space Shuttle Discovery's "piggyback" flight from a few years go when it left the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for Washington, D

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Tom Ervin, Getty Images

Area Schools Recognized in the Battle of the Belt Competition

Every year the Missouri Department of Transportation conducts a “Battle of the Belt” competition for Northeast Missouri area schools. The Battle of the Belt is a student safety belt competition which runs from October 1 thru November 9.

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