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Flooding in Quincy, Illinois - 2014
Kurt Parsons

Flooding in Quincy [Video + Photo Gallery]

Flooding along the Mississippi River has once again caused disruptions for residents in and around Quincy. The Memorial Bridge closed to traffic on Monday. Inbound traffic to Quincy continues to be rerouted to the Bayview Bridge. Parts of Bonansinga Drive are also closed due to flooding. The National Weather Service observed the river stage in Quincy at 26.4 feet on Wednesday morning. Forecasters predict flood waters to recede over the next week. Flood stage in Quincy is 17 feet. 

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Flooding in Hannibal, Missouri
Kurt Parsons

Flooding in Hannibal [Video + Photo Gallery]

Rapidly rising waters on the Mississippi have left several areas in and around Hannibal flooded. All of the city's flood gates were put in place on June 30, and water has continued to rise. Popular attractions like the Mark Twain Riverboat and Sawyer's Creek have been forced to close because of the flood, and Highway 79 is closed just past the Mark Twain Cave. In Hannibal, the Mississippi is expected to crest at 26.7 feet early Wednesday afternoon.

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Little Girl Doesn’t Mince Words in Adorable Breakup Note

The piercing sting of Cupid's arrow may only be surpassed by the rage of a woman scorned.

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George Strait Quilt
Photo courtesy: Rebecca Remedies Alford

Check Out This Amazing Fan-Made George Strait Quilt [Photos]

Check yes or no: this fan-made George Strait quilt is a sight to behold.

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Graffiti guy in Hannibal, Mo.
Kurt Parsons

Who is This Graffiti Character I Photographed in Hannibal?

I was going through some old digital photos and came across this picture I took back in 2009. As I recall, this particular character seemed to be showing up all around Hannibal. I can think of at least three separate places where I saw the same design, including this old fence. I've always wondered if this character was an original creation, or an established character. Anyone know? 

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Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Park to Feature World’s Tallest Waterslide [Video]

The Verruckt waterslide at Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Water Park is about to put all other waterslides out to pasture.

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Quincy Train Derailment [Photo Gallery]
Kurt Parsons

Quincy Train Derailment [Photo Gallery]

A train derailed along Quincy's riverfront on Monday night. KHQA is reporting that a problem with the tracks switch is what lead to the accident. Cleanup crews were on the scene early Tuesday morning to begin removing the derailed cars. Both Bonansinga Drive and Front Street are open to traffic. See photos taken early this morning from the scene. 

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William Thomas Cain/Marianna Massey/Getty Images

Tropical Nights: Gets Your Boots Out of the Snow and Into the Sand For 2014

Would you rather spend next February dealing with sleet, snow and cold weather, or enjoying sun, surf and your favorite country stars at Tropical Nights: Boots in the Sand in Riviera Maya Mexico?

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Sale of Vandalia Drug Means the End of an Era [Audio-Photos]

(Vandalia, Mo)--The days are numbered for the nickel cup of coffee in Vandalia...

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11 Festive Ways To Eat Through the 4th of July

We're all entitled to our own opinions, but food is arguably the best part of any holiday. See, eating our way through this sort of celebration is an automatic win-win-- we're happy, our stomach's are happy, everyone's happy.

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