Missouri attorney general Chris Koster (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Koster Endorses Cigarette Tax Hike, New Tuition Aid Plan

Candidate for governor in 2016 spoke at Democrat Days in Hannibal


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Elementary School Principal Accused of Dealing Heroin

Joshua Foust, 33, resigned from A.D. Stowell Elementary School in Hannibal after drugs were allegedly found at his home.


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Hannibal Lifts Order to Boil Drinking Water

The city of Hannibal has lifted an order to boil local drinking water after a suspected lightning strike at a municipal water treatment plant.


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Trial for Man Accused of NE Mo. Killing Delayed

Michael Studer, charged in the October shooting death of 61-year-old Adrienne Arnett at Abel’s Quik Shop in Hannibal, was originally scheduled for trial March 25.


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Death of Man at Hannibal Hotel Called Suspicious

the body was discovered around 8 a.m. Wednesday outside of a first-floor room at the Best Way Inn, just a few blocks from the Mark Twain historic sites.


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Hannibal Cat Survives Being Shot by Arrow

The cat was found with an arrow in his stomach.



Cheese Aged in Mark Twain Cave Sold Nationwide

It is turning out to be much bigger than I would have ever thought,” said Linda Coleberd, about the popularity of the cheese that is aged in Mark Twain Cave.


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13 Arrested on Drug Charges in Hannibal

Drugs ranged from marijuana to methamphetamine to heroin, even prescription pills.



Woman Commits Crime On Purpose To Get Off Street

A 25-year-old homeless woman says she damaged a northeast Missouri police car and got caught on purpose.


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Getaway Guide: One Tank Trip to Hannibal, MO

The sleepy river town of Hannibal, lies just two hours up the scenic River Road from St. Louis but a world apart from the bustling city. Hannibal offers city slickers a chance to relish the past, not just the rich literary past of Mark Twain, Missouri’s most famous curmudgeon, or even the fictional histories of his characters. Hannibal also invites visitors to remember a time when the family vacation was a long drive in the family car to a quiet town, and this little trip includes historic homes, caves and riverboats.