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Missouri News

Homeless count shows hidden population

Agencies that fanned out across rural areas on Jan. 29, tried to count the number of homeless people in each Missouri county.

Parson visits Hannibal
Hannibal News

Parson visits Hannibal

Gov. Mike Parson wants to see Missouri be more welcoming to military veterans and their families by cutting through red tape that can be a barrier for some job seekers.

Crews focus on year's first storm
Weather

Crews focus on year's first storm

Street and highway crews have watched as the first winter storm of 2020 was approaching.

Health

Flu season picks up steam

So far this year the Centers for Disease Control indicates there have been at least 2.6 million flu cases, 23,000 hospitalizations and 1,300 deaths from flu. And flu season is just shifting into high gear.

Business

Report shows NEMO's workforce underemployed, employers having trouble finding qualified applicants

Recent economic development studies in Northeast Missouri show two overarching trends: A large percentage of the workforce is underemployed and many employers have trouble finding applicants with the right skills.

Hannibal Regional unveils new buildings
Quincy News

Hannibal Regional unveils new buildings

Glittering new surgery suites and offices were on display Tuesday afternoon as Hannibal Regional Hospital and Hannibal Regional Medical Group unveiled the newest phase of a $61 million expansion project.

Hannibal News

HLGU to launch gospel training for inmates

Prison inmates from across Missouri will soon have the opportunity to receive gospel training from Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Funds raised to pay for Hannibal City Hall mural
Hannibal News

Funds raised to pay for Hannibal City Hall mural

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Sunday was just the kind of day mural artist Ray Harvey loves. It was mild and cloudy, without rain. It also was the day that the Kickstarter website reported the funding campaign for a mural on Hannibal City Hall exceeded its $15,000 goal

Hannibal News

United Way launches campaign to 'Give Hope'

Officially, this year's United Way of the Mark Twain Area fundraising goal is $425,000, but Executive Director Denise Damron knows "the real goal" is to help fund important community services.