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Kurt Parsons
Kurt Parsons

Memorial Bridge in Quincy Has Been Reopened

The Quincy Memorial Bridge, that spans the Mississippi River between West Quincy and Quincy, is now open to traffic after being closed for five days due to flooding. 

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Memorial Bridge Closed
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Quincy Memorial Bridge Closed Due to High Water

The Mississippi River flood problems continue to plague the area.  At approximately 9:45 a.m., IDOT and MoDOT crews closed the US 24 eastbound traffic on the Quincy Memorial Bridge at the Mississippi River at West Quincy. The Bayview Bridge at Quincy will temporarily carry both east and westbound traffic into Quincy or motorists may cross the Mississippi River Bridge on I-72/US 36 over the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge at Hannibal.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Vanity License Plates Can Be Fun to Figure Out

Vanity license plates have become pretty popular over the years with many people opting to use a vanity plate rather than one issued by the motor vehicle department. I find them interesting in that some just post their names on them and others have them worded in such a way it takes some time to figure it out.

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Category: Lists, Transportation
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images
Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images

Are You Ready to be Taxed on The Miles Your Drive?

There was a story aired on KHQA Wednesday night regarding the potential to have a tax levied on the amount of miles you drive.  The state of Oregon drivers, according to an article in a recent USA Today newspaper, could get a taste of what the future may hold for the rest of us. They will pay taxes not on the amount of gasoline their cars burn, but on the number of miles they drive.

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Michael Stewart, Getty Images
Michael Stewart, Getty Images

Public Meeting on Roundabout at 48th and State is Tonight

A public meeting will be held tonight from 5 to 7 pm at the Holiday Inn in Quincy to allow public comments regarding a proposed "roundabout" at the intersection of 48th and State Streets.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

A Gun Goes Off in Iraq and Gas Jumps Ten Cents in Quincy

Well, here we go again. Somebody fired off a gun in Iraq yesterday and now we have to pay ten more cents a gallon for gas.

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Scott Olsen, Getty Images
Scott Olsen, Getty Images

Of All The Cars You Have Owned, Which One Was Your Favorite?

This morning we had Mark Holtmeyer of Spring Street Automotive on the show as a co-host after he won the auction to be with us at the QND Extravaganza last fall. Throughout the show he was discussing the need for regular car maintenance to prolong the life of your vehicle. People are keeping the cars longer these days which got me to thinking about just how many cars I have owned in my lifetime.

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Destination Travel
Destination Travel

The 101 Days of Summer Kickoff is Tomorrow On Y101 Radio

The Annual 101 Days of Summer will kick off tomorrow with the announcement of the grand prize location on Y101 Radio. Where will this year's trip be to?  Well, you can find out tomorrow morning at 7:25 with D.O. and the Big Dog as they talk with Lori Bergman of Destination Travel.

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West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey
West Quincy , Jeff Dorsey

Gas Goes Up 15 Cents a Gallon this Week Just in Time For Memorial Day. I Smell a Rat!

Isn't funny that gas prices went up 15 cents a gallon earlier this week?  Is there anyone on the planet who didn't expect that to happen as we all load up our cars to travel over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend?  

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Michael Stewart, Getty Images
Michael Stewart, Getty Images

A Roundabout at 48th and State? Oh my!

So the news broke late last week that officials are looking at installing a "roundabout" at 48th and State to alleviate traffic congestion at that intersection in Quincy. Roundabouts are more prevalent on the east coast than in the midwest and are quite effective in streamlining traffic as long as people stay in their proper lane.

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