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Police: Man trying to break into hotel room injured

HANNIBAL, Mo. (KHQA) — Hannibal police on Friday afternoon were called to the the 3600 block of McMasters after someone called to reported a man busted a window with an object trying to get into a hotel room. The incident happened around 3:15 p.m. Once police arrived, they found...
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ISP: Quincy Roadside Safety Check results

QUINCY, Ill. (KHQA) — A Roadside Safety Check conducted from late at night on Wednesday, June 8 until the early morning hours of Thursday, June 9 resulted in dozens of citations, warnings, and arrests. The Illinois State Police established the check point at the intersection of 20th Street and...
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My first Trump rally

It was a carnival of the bizarre. As soon as I stepped out of my vehicle, I saw a “F--- Biden” flag flying next to someone’s RV. A pickup nearby had the same message painted on both its doors – with firearms forming each letter. Then...

Quincy Veterans Home Receives Nearly $200 Million From the Fed For New Construction

The State of Illinois is receiving nearly $200 million in federal funding towards the new construction taking place at the Quincy Veterans’ Home. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs is ending a final grant payment totaling $194,762,750 to help finish construction on the Quincy campus’ reconstruction and to replace the current facility with a 210-bed skilled care facility and a brew new 80-room independent living facility.

Illinois receives nearly $200 million in federal funding for enhancements to the Quincy Veterans’ Home

QUINCY – Illinois is the recipient of a final grant of $194,762,750 from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for enhancements to the Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy. The allocation will be used for campus reconstruction and replacement of the current veterans’ home with a 210-bed skilled care facility. Additionally, 80 independent living domiciliary rooms will be created. This upgrade will modernize the campus and provide a cost effective, state-of-the-art facility with single occupancy rooms and a more intimate setting for Illinois’ veterans needing skilled nursing care. Built in 1886, Quincy is the oldest Illinois veterans’ home and sits on 210 acres along the Mississippi River.

Patricia Faye Rigor Eidson

On June 26, 2022, Patricia Faye Rigor Eidson passed away peacefully from a stroke at the age of 79. Patricia enjoyed living in various locations throughout the USA that gave her the opportunity to explore and enrich her life. She had a passion for travel and found herself chasing adventures from country to country which took her to The United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, India, Oman, Nepal, Hungary, and Haiti.

HFD warns people to be careful this holiday

HANNIBAL, Mo. (KHQA) — The Hannibal Fire Department is reminding people to be careful when lighting fireworks. Not only can fireworks cause great bodily harm, but they can also easily set a fire. Current conditions are very dry in the Tri-States and any spark could start a brush fire...

Meet some famous characters!

When you visit America’s Hometown over the summer, you’re very likely to meet our modern-day version of Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher. You’ll know them by their darling costumes and their infectious smiles. And you’ll be absolutely blown away by Tom and Becky’s knowledge Hannibal, our history, and of course, of our favorite son Mark Twain.

KHQA to stream Hannibal Jaycees July 4th parade, fireworks

HANNIBAL, Mo. (KHQA) — If you can't make it to any Independence Day events in person, we have you covered. Join KHQA's livestream of the annual Hannibal Jaycees Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4. Starting at 10 a.m., and KHQA's Facebook page will begin streaming the...

Tiger at Columbus Zoo dies of COVID-19

Jupiter, a 14-year-old Amur tiger had an underlying condition that made him “more susceptible to the COVID-19 virus,” according to the tiger’s keepers at the zoo. Jupiter contracted the coronavirus, then as a result developed pneumonia.