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  • Aerial drone owners blocked from doing commercial jobs

    Aerial drone owners blocked from doing commercial jobs

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:04:18 GMT
    A drone that Greg and Paige Mitts bought can't be used for commercial purposes at this time and has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Quincy couple founded Vision Quest Virtual Tours in 2009, and about 90 days ago, they bought a drone to provide aerial photography and video that supplements the 360-degree photography their business has always provided.
    A drone that Greg and Paige Mitts bought can't be used for commercial purposes at this time and has been grounded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The Quincy couple founded Vision Quest Virtual Tours in 2009, and about 90 days ago, they bought a drone to provide aerial photography and video that supplements the 360-degree photography their business has always provided.
  • Resident asks Hannibal City Council to pick up the tab for sewer repair

    Resident asks Hannibal City Council to pick up the tab for sewer repair

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-08-20 04:17:48 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- One of at least 16 residents found to have an illegal sewer line hookup asked the Hannibal City Council on Tuesday to consider footing the bill to reconnect his line, but the council suggested he work...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- One of at least 16 residents found to have an illegal sewer line hookup asked the Hannibal City Council on Tuesday to consider footing the bill to reconnect his line, but the council suggested he work...
  • YOUR TOWN: Craft beer finds home in America's Hometown's downtown

    YOUR TOWN: Craft beer finds home in America's Hometown's downtown

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:51:05 GMT
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The journey to open Mark Twain Brewing Co. has been a community-based one, but that wasn't a surprise to owner Bill Martin. "Microbreweries by and large are very neighborhood and community-oriented,...
    HANNIBAL, Mo. -- The journey to open Mark Twain Brewing Co. has been a community-based one, but that wasn't a surprise to owner Bill Martin. "Microbreweries by and large are very neighborhood and community-oriented,...
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