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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Everyone Around Here Remembers the Levee Break on July 16, 1993

If you were around Quincy 22 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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Clemens Field, Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

2015 Missouri vs. Illinois Baseball All-Star Game [Listen Live]

The 2015 Missouri vs. Illinois All-Star High School Baseball Game will be played on Saturday, July 11. The game will feature the top 48 senior baseball players in the area representing 25 different high schools on both sides of the Mississippi River.

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Floodgates coming out in Hannibal, Missouri
Floodgates coming out in Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal Floodgates to be Removed Thursday Morning

Hannibal’s floodgates are coming out in time for National Tom Sawyer Days.

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Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images
Pascal Le Segretain, Getty Images

Quincy Fireworks Need to Return to The Riverfront

This Saturday night, fireworks displays will be seen by millions around this great country of ours including the Hannibal-Quincy area. In Hannibal it will be held on the riverfront and in Quincy the display will take place at the Illinois Veteran’s Home grounds. 

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Flooding in Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Forecasters: Mississippi River to Begin Falling Soon

Barring any unforeseen heavy rains, forecasters say the Mississippi River should begin to fall in the next few days.

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Floodgates coming out in Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Flood Gates Going In Along the Hannibal Riverfront

Work crews began setting the flood gates along the Hannibal riverfront at 1 p.m. this afternoon.

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Joe Raedle/GettyImages)

Mississippi River Expected to Crest Monday at Hannibal

The Mississippi River is on the rise.

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Quinsippi Yacht Club
Quinsippi Yacht Club

The Quincy Yacht Club Donates $1500 To Local Emergency Corps

The Quincy Yacht Club has been around a very long time promoting boating safety. The Club has donated $1500 to the Quincy Area Volunteer Emergency Corps to help offset some of their expenses.

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Quincy Police Car
Kurt Parsons

Stabbing Sends One to Blessing Hospital

Wow, what a weekend for news in Quincy. A murder case arrest was made, a multiple apartment complex 3-alarm fire, a man's body finally found in the Mississippi River and now comes word of a large group of some 30 people fighting and a stabbing of a 20-year-old man at 8th and York in Quincy.

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Have You Ever Thought About Being a Lock Master?

Do you know what a lock master does, or do you think it might be something you unlock?

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