HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old northeast Missouri woman is dead after her car was struck by train.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Courtney Griffith of Hannibal was driving on a...
PARIS, Mo. (AP) — Two people have been charged in the shooting death of a northeast Missouri who was reported missing last week.
Jerry Asbell, 29, was charged Saturday with first-degree...
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A cigarette is blamed for a fire at a northeast Missouri public housing complex that killed one person.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the fire broke out early...
A pair of Mark Twain enthusiasts who have searched for more than two decades say they've found what appears to be Samuel Clemens' signature from his youth scrawled on the wall of the Missouri cave...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Corrections is partnering with a university to launch college-level classes designed to train murderers, rapists and other long-term inmates...
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The company that operates the Quincy (Illinois) Herald-Whig and other media outlets is buying a daily newspaper from across the Mississippi River.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A longtime treasurer for a rural Baptist church near Hannibal has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for defrauding the church out of around...
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The inspection of a Mississippi River bridge in northeast Missouri is on hold for a few months after the discovery of the nest of a bird listed by the state as...
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Texas man is dead after a fight with an employee of a Missouri fast-food restaurant.
Gregory Stanley of Vidor, Texas, died Wednesday, three days after he...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Heavy rains have caused rivers and creeks to rise across much of Missouri, flooding thousands of acres of agricultural land and closing several roads.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rains have caused rivers to rise across Missouri and Kansas, and with more rain in the forecast, the National Weather Service is predicting minor flooding in several...
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri highway damaged by a Panhandle Eastern Pipeline explosion has reopened with a reduced speed limit.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said in a...
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy is planned after a northeast Missouri prosecuting attorney was found dead in his home.
WGEM-TV reports that the body of Marion County prosecutor David Clayton was found by his brother on Saturday. Coroner Richard Jones says there was no evidence pointing to an obvious cause of death.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — City leaders in the historic northeast Missouri hometown of Mark Twain have been talking about renovating the area along Twain's beloved Mississippi River for three decades, and now, that work is about to begin.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced road and ferry closures.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River is rising in eastern Missouri as water levels along the Missouri River fall.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley opposes a federal provision that bars religious organizations from political endorsements, and his upcoming appearance at a Baptist university may provide a test case for the future of the measure.
Hawley, the state's attorney general, is scheduled to speak Wednesday during chapel at Hannibal-LaGrange University, a 900-student college in Hannibal, 115 miles north of St. Louis.
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa oversight agency has dismissed its case against two teachers accused of cheating and fraud.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Depression Gordon are expected to drop heavy rain across much of Missouri through the weekend, creating a risk of flooding and flash-flooding.
The National Weather Service says south-central Missouri and the St. Louis area could get up to 6 inches of rain by Sunday with more in some spots.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says the two issues that will be taken up in special session next week are crucially important to Missouri's future.
The Republican governor traveled to Springfield, St. Louis and Hannibal Tuesday in preparation for next week's special session to consider bills he vetoed on science education and expanding drug treatment courts. Parson says the special session is aimed at replacing problematic language in both bills.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Hannibal police are investigating after a man's body was found in the Mississippi River near the historic downtown area of the northeast Missouri town.
The body was found just before 10 a.m. Saturday near a marina not far from the Mark Twain historical sites. Police have not released the victim's name or provided any further details.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was assisting in the investigation. It isn't clear if foul play is suspected.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his father with a crossbow and hiding the corpse in a freezer inside a northeast Missouri home.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that 32-year-old Carl Goldberg, formerly of Las Vegas, was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in February.
PALMYRA, Mo. (AP) — A murder suspect is dead after apparently killing himself inside a northeast Missouri jail.
The Quincy (Illinois) Herald-Whig reports that 37-year-old Timothy Brokes Jr. of Hannibal was found dead Thursday evening by workers at the Marion County jail in Palmyra. Sheriff Jimmy Shinn says Broke died by hanging. Corrections officer tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Van Sorrels is blunt about his favorite part each April 14 or 15, depending on the year.
"I like to see if I can swim," he said.
For the past three years, the Hannibal resident has attended LaBinnah Bistro's Last Dinner on the Titanic event, where the Hannibal restaurant re-creates the final meal served April 14, 1912, on the doomed ship.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation is investigating after seven white pelicans were fatally shot near the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — A man could face life in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder for killing his father with a crossbow and hiding the corpse in a freezer inside a Hannibal home.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that 32-year-old Carl Goldberg, formerly of Las Vegas, entered a guilty plea Wednesday, days before his trial was scheduled to begin. Sentencing in May 10.
KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa oversight agency is asking two teachers accused of cheating and fraud to surrender their licenses.
MONROE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mike Crager's boxing gym isn't filled with young people aspiring to a career in the ring, but rather men and women whose fight is with Parkinson's disease.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A recent study by Wisconsin researchers suggests that the failure of any of the 25 aging locks on the upper Mississippi River could lead to an increase of nearly half a million truckloads of freight on highways between Minnesota and Missouri.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol is no longer field testing for illegal substances during police raids and traffic stops, citing concerns about exposing troopers to fentanyl and other dangerous narcotics.
The Hannibal Courier-Post reports the patrol informed prosecutors of the change last year and the policy took effect this month.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A veteran newspaper executive has been named as the new group publisher for GateHouse Media in northern and central Missouri.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Cave enthusiasts are gathering in northeastern Missouri this week for a national cave convention.
The Herald-Whig reports that the National Caves Association is holding its 52nd annual convention in Hannibal. The last time the event was held in the city was 1979.
Representatives from more than 50 caves are expected to attend the five-day event, which ends Friday.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Fifty years later, mystery and rampant speculation lingers about what happened to three boys who vanished after they were said to be exploring caves in Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri.
The boys were never seen again on May 10, 1967, when they set off into the caves, much as they had done in search of adventure like Twain characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, the Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/2ptQydR ) reports.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Recent rains have pushed several rivers in Missouri, including the two big ones, above technical flood stage, but damage is expected to be minimal.
The Mississippi River is at or slightly above flood stage at northeast Missouri towns like Canton and Hannibal. It is expected to reach above flood stage south of St. Louis in places like Cape Girardeau by early next week.
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A man who was arrested in connection to the killing of a New Mexico police officer has pleaded guilty to a drug charge.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (http://bit.ly/2nT1RKH ) that 45-year-old Tony Jones, of Hannibal, Missouri, pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of possession of methamphetamine in a Las Cruces court.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Thirteen people from Missouri and Illinois face federal charges for allegedly conspiring to distribute cocaine and other drugs in Hannibal and elsewhere in northeast Missouri.
The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced the arrests Thursday, a day after raids were conducted in Hannibal and the St. Louis area. Suspects include six people from Hannibal, four from St. Louis, and one each from Mexico, Missouri, Quincy, Illinois, and Swansea, Illinois.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Police in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal are investigating after two men were found dead inside a home.
Police were called just before 11 a.m. Saturday to a home on a call about an unspecified problem. Officers found the two bodies inside.
Names of the victims have not been released, and police have not disclosed any details about how they died.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter for running down and killing her boyfriend with her sport utility vehicle.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2hPi5ks ) reports that 53-year-old Paulette Lee Eaker of Winfield faces sentencing Feb. 10 following her voluntary manslaughter conviction in December. The case was heard in Hannibal on a change of venue from Lincoln County.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Members of Baptist church in a rural area near the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal are left without a home after a fire destroyed the church building only days before Christmas.
Fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at Antioch Baptist Church. The blaze totally engulfed the brick structure, burning it to the ground. No one was in the building at the time of the fire. The cause is under investigation.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The remains of a soldier from Hannibal will be buried 66 years after he went missing during the Korean War.
Harold L. Curtis was 17 when he joined the military. He went missing during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir in late 1950, the Hannibal Courier-Post (http://j.mp/2h0tyyX ) reported.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The driver of a pickup truck is being treated for injuries after his vehicle slammed into the front of the newspaper office in Hannibal, Missouri, while fleeing police.
Several employees were inside the Hannibal Courier-Post building when the accident happened about 7:15 p.m. Monday, but none were hurt. The truck driver, 62-year-old Sterling Owens, was issued several citations.
PALMYRA, Mo. (AP) — Theft of road signs is a common problem in rural Missouri, but officials in northeast Missouri's Marion County were puzzled when nearly 50 went missing, until a group of young men fessed up.
The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/2gsqBTV ) reports that six young adults recently came forward to confess they stole 49 road signs as a prank.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in the northeast Missouri town are investigating after a man fell three stories to his death.
The man fell about 6:30 a.m. Thursday from the Levering Regional Health Care building. The victim's name has not been released but Marion County Coroner Darrell McCoy told WGEM-TV (http://bit.ly/2g06RY0 ) reports that he was 45. McCoy did not say if the man worked at the center, was a resident or a visitor.
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri man faces several charges after allegedly leading police on a chase, crashing and fleeing on foot — all with an infant in the car.
The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/2fj4XBs ) reports that a Pike County deputy saw 25-year-old Trevor Traynor driving a black BMW Tuesday in Louisiana. The deputy tried to make a stop since Traylor was wanted for questioning in an earlier crime.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster's radio ads in St. Louis tout his support for part of President Barack Obama's health care law, but his ads airing just two hours north in Hannibal stress his opposition to another part.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — The last of five people charged in the robbery and killing of a northeast Missouri convenience store clerk has been sentenced to concurrent 18-year prison sentences.
HANNIBAL, Ohio (AP) — Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade.
For decades, they and others living across the Ohio River in West Virginia found work in coal mines and at a local aluminum plant — union jobs, with good pay and generous benefits.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Home is a lot quieter for Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey, now that four of their septuplets have gone away to college.
Joel, Nathan, Kelsey and Natalie McCaughey moved into their dorm rooms this week at Hannibal-LaGrange University in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal, The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/2ceQCZ1 ) reported.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — One man is dead following a fire in downtown Hannibal.
The fire broke out around 8 a.m. Saturday in an apartment building of the northeast Missouri town. The building was destroyed and buildings on both sides were damaged.
The victim's name has not been released. A dog was also found dead in the rubble.
Hannibal fire officials say the structure was so badly damaged that investigators haven't been able to determine the cause of the fire.
HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Visitors to the Marion County Courthouse in Hannibal are asking: What's that smell?
The Hannibal Courier-Post (http://bit.ly/2akHaSb ) reports that a foul odor has permeated the courthouse recently, something akin to a dead animal, but no animal has been found.
Commissioners believe the smell may be decaying remains of pigeons that got into the building about a month ago through a broken window in the...