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A Putnam County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell Tuesday morning. At 6:46 A.M. Tuesday morning, the Putnam County E-911 center advised the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office that an inmate was deceased in a jail cell.  The Sheriff’s Office responded and found 49-year old Larry Lee Curtis of Baxter, Iowa, dead in his […]

MORAVIA, Ia. – A mechanical malfunction likely led to a boat motor explosion injuring five at Lake Rathbun on Sunday, July 2, 2023.  The boat engine exploded during start-up at the Buck Creek Arm of Lake Rathbun around 3:00 PM on Sunday. One adult female received moderate to severe burns and was evacuated by helicopter […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Hometown Radio Group has announced that Corey Stott has been named as its new Sports Director. Stott currently serves as Hometown Radio Group General Manager and KMEM News Director. The move was made after the recent resignation of long-time KMEM Sports Director Donnie Middleton.  Middleton tendered his resignation due to health reasons.  […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.-  A building, which has been showing signs of imminent collapse and whose owner has not taken steps to address the situation, finally began coming down of its own volition late Saturday night.  The Shoop building on the west corner of the south side of the Memphis square had been showing signs of shifting […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- Kirksville Police are seeking the public’s help in locating and recovering several stolen street signs from the Kingsridge subdivision. On the afternoon of Sunday, June 25, 2023, a KPD officer was patrolling the Kingsridge area and noticed multiple street signs were missing from the neighborhood. In total, street marker signs had been stolen […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- A top state official recently visited a northeast Missouri community.  Missouri Secretary of State John R. Ashcroft was in Memphis Monday afternoon for a round table discussion with local small business owners.  Ashcroft said his visit was all about public service. During his visit at a local coffee shop, Ashcroft said he received […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Kirksville Regional Economic Development, Inc. (K-REDI) President Andy Schwend is pleased to announce that Anastasia Tiedeman has been selected to serve as the new Executive Director for both K-REDI and the Missouri Rural Enterprise and Innovation Center (MREIC). “The partnership between K-REDI and MREIC was made possible due to the abilities of […]

MU Extension Field Specialist in Horticulture Jennifer Schutter discusses best management practices for tomatoes.

LEE COUNTY, Ia.-  A collision between an SUV and a semi proved fatal Saturday afternoon in Lee County.  The accident happened at noon at the intersection of 205th Avenue and Highway 16, northwest of West Point.    The Iowa State Patrol reports that a GMC Envoy was being driven northbound on 205th Avenue when it […]

UPDATED: 6/26/23 10:50 AM: ALBIA, Ia. – Saturday night, at 9:38 p.m., a 911 call was received at the Monroe County Law Enforcement Center. The caller reported a disturbance and shooting in the 423 A Street South in Albia.  Responding law enforcement found 49-year old Albia resident Daniel Gundrum with a gunshot wound. Despite life-saving efforts […]