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Don’t Miss This: Is MidAmerica Airport finally taking off?

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▪ Is MidAmerica Airport finally gaining altitude?

Allegiant Airlines has announced it will expand it’s operations out of the air field with flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach.

▪  A Clinton County man who attempted to have his pickup truck crushed at a scrap yard to hide evidence of a hit and run crash began his jail sentence this week.

Jonathan Nast, 26, was ordered to spend six months behind bars in the case. He was convicted of killing Lana Albert, 23, with the truck and fleeing the scene of the accident in Breese in 2014.

He could have received up to 15 years. But a plea bargain gave him a six-month sentence with the possibility it could be halved with good behavior.

▪ News-Democrat cartoonist Glenn McCoy summed up the sad state of St. Louis football with a cartoon portraying Rams owner Stan Kroenke as the Grinch who stole Christmas.