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Metropolis American Legion Post 306 Receives Donation

  Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and hotel announced on Wednesday, September 15, that they awarded the Metropolis American Legion Post 306 and their Honor Guard with $3,000 donation. Officials say the honor guard is a volunteer based group within the American Legion. The organization provides military honors and rights to fellow veterans with no charge to…read more »

Illinois Department of Insurance announces record-breaking ACA Marketplace enrollment during the 2021 Special Enrollment Period compared to the same time last year

Final enrollment numbers for the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace show that more than 54-thousand Illinoisans purchased health plans during the Special Enrollment Period in response to COVID-19. It’s more than double the number of Illinoisans enrolled in plans during the same six-month period in previous years.The SEP ran from February 15 through August 15, 2021…read more »

Missouri Medical Marijuana Program Donates to Missouri Veterans Commission

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced that the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC) has received $6,843,310 from the Missouri Medical Marijuana Program. Officials said the funds transferred to the MVC are the second installment. The first round in September 2020 totaled $2,135,510.Under Constitutional Amendment 2, referd to as  Article XIV and approved by…read more »

Kentucky report: College graduates make more than others

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A report by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education found that years after graduating high school, students who earned a college credential made more than both high school graduates and students who left college without a credential, despite fewer years of full-time work. The study tracked 43,655 Kentucky students…read more »

Cape Girardeau City Hall to be Completed by December

Cape Girardeau City Hall to be Completed by December   Cape Girardeau city officials revealed Friday that the new $12.5 million Cape Girardeau City Hall at 44 N. Lorimier St. is expected to be finished by December 1, 2021, two months later than anticipated. Officials said the new timeline is partly a reflection of an…read more »

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Angels OFs Mike Trout, Jo Adell likely done for the year

CHICAGO (AP) — Mike Trout is likely done for the year. Same for Jo Adell, another talented outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon says he would be very surprised if Trout played again this season. The three-time AL MVP injured his right calf running the bases May 17 and had a setback…read more »

ACC looking to improve shaky performance in Power 5 matchups

Teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference have some work to do to back assertions that they can play with anybody. Through two weeks of the season, they’ve won only two of eight games against teams from other Power Five conferences, or Notre Dame. Three games on Saturday will give the league a chance to start…read more »

Cardinals soar into playoff position behind ageless arms

NEW YORK (AP) — On the morning of the trade deadline in late July, the St. Louis Cardinals were a .500 team sitting 7 1/2 games outside a playoff spot. Their next move? Trading for a pair of struggling starting pitchers in their late 30s: Jon Lester and J.A. Happ. That raised a lot of…read more »

Cardinals power past Mets 11-4 for 3-game sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado each hit one of St. Louis’ four homers, and the Cardinals flashed some fantastic outfield defense in beating the New York Mets 11-4 for their fifth straight victory. Harrison Bader homered, drove in three runs and made a timely grab at the center-field fence to help…read more »

A’s hold off Royals 12-10 to keep pace in AL wild-card race

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Olson hit a two-run homer, Josh Harrison drove in three runs and Elvis Andrus had four hits as the Oakland Athletics held on through a nervy ninth inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 12-10 on Wednesday night. The A’s ended a three-game skid and remained 3 1/2 back…read more »

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