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Papa Murphy's employee preparing a pizza Papa Murphy's employee preparing a pizza

Pizza a popular choice the day before Thanksgiving Video included

If you're not in the mood to cook dinner ahead of Thanksgiving, you're not alone.

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Lee Co. small business expands with old downtown building Video included

New expanded art center on 709 Main Street. New expanded art center on 709 Main Street.

A small business owner in Keokuk is taking downtown development into her own hands. 

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New leadership, new direction for Kirlin's Video included

The cash register at Kirlin's Hallmark The cash register at Kirlin's Hallmark

A longtime Quincy institution is changing hands. Gary Kirlin said he sold Kirlin's Inc to his nephew. 

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Health officials urge safe food handling Video included

Local health officials are reminding people about food safety this holiday season.

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Work begins on Baldwin School tornado shelter Video included

Aerial view of the installation via the WGEM News Drone. Aerial view of the installation via the WGEM News Drone.

Wednesday was a big step towards student safety at the new Baldwin School under construction in Quincy.

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Man accused of sexual assault 'not fit to stand trial'

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A Quincy man accused of sexually abusing kids is "not fit to stand trial", according to court records.

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Record number of Thanksgiving meals delivered in Keokuk Video included

Dozens of boxes on the table at the center in the basement. Dozens of boxes on the table at the center in the basement.

A church in Keokuk said the need for a hot meal on Thanksgiving is higher than ever before and volunteers made sure no one went hungry.  

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Hannibal teacher wins Golden Apple for November Video included

Schutte reading to her students Schutte reading to her students

Teacher Lori Schutte was selected as WGEM's November Golden Apple Award winner.

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Local plumbers busy this week

Keck said sink piping issues often take place during this time of year. Keck said sink piping issues often take place during this time of year.

With more people working in your kitchen this week, you may become one of the many residents dealing with plumbing issues.

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Amtrak seeing increase in holiday travelers

Amtrak trains were busy on Wednesday. Amtrak trains were busy on Wednesday.

Many Tri-state residents are traveling by train this holiday, but it may take a little longer than expected.

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Illinois deer harvest total drops

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reported a drop in deer harvest totals during the first weekend of firearm season.

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US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

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The U.S. Navy says an aircraft carrying 11 crew and passengers has crashed into the Pacific Ocean while on the way to the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. More>>

Illinois fire marshal offers safety tips for Thanksgiving

The Illinois state fire marshal is urging people to be safe in the kitchen this week as Thanksgiving is the peak day for when the most home cooking fires occur.

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Troopers step up patrols during Thanksgiving holiday Video included

Drivers on the road Drivers on the road

Nearly 51 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday, according to AAA. Missouri State Highway Patrol said extra troopers will be out on the state's highways to handle the extra traffic.

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Price tag could increase for chloramine removal in Hannibal Video included

Outside look at the Hannibal Water Treatment facility building. Outside look at the Hannibal Water Treatment facility building.

Hannibal's Board of Public Works continues to update the city council on the removal of chloramines from Hannibal's water supply.

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Drivers share mixed feelings on gas price drop Video included

Ayerco sign in West Quincy, Missouri shows price for gas at 2.37. Ayerco sign in West Quincy, Missouri shows price for gas at 2.37.

Gas prices are dropping just before Thanksgiving, but experts say you could still feel pain at the pump.

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Hannibal looks to increase crowd safety Video included

More people attending festivals and parades has Hannibal leaders looking to install permanent barricades to prevent attacks involving vehicles.

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Quincy officials look at pedestrian safety Video included

Pedestrian crossing sign displayed along Hampshire Street. Pedestrian crossing sign displayed along Hampshire Street.

Safety concerns over patients crossing Hampshire Street prompted Quincy Medical Group officials to turn to the city.

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Quincy Public Schools looking into school based healthcare Video included

The board discussed school based healthcare on Tuesday. The board discussed school based healthcare on Tuesday.

Quincy Public Schools is looking into providing school based healthcare for staff and students.

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