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Road work near Farm Ridge on Wednesday

  FARM RIDGE – County Highway 57, also known as Red, White and Blue Bridge Road, between North 2150th Road and North 2250th Road near Farm Ridge will close from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday for a culvert replacement. Motorists should use alternative routes around the construction ...Read more

Peoria man drowns while watching Missouri boat race

SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois man has drowned while watching a popular boat race at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 23-year-old Sean Burgess, of Peoria, Illinois. The patrol says he was last seen on a large ...Read more