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MEMPHIS, Mo.- An FBI plan to audit the Concealed Carry Weapons (CCW) permit holder records of Missouri counties has drawn a defiant response from one local county sheriff, as well as Missouri State Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney told KMEM News that his office, the Missouri Sheriff’s Association and the Missouri […]

By: Kennady Sapp KIRKSVILLE, Mo- The Adair County Sheriff’s Department is requesting the help of the public to find a person of interest in an ongoing investigation regarding the human remains found in the area of Youngstown Trail, in Adair County. The individual is known as white male Jesse Darrell Rongey, 38-years old, of Adair […]

By: Kennady Sapp MEMPHIS, Mo– The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Scotland County Sheriff’s Department, and Memphis Police Department took part in an 8-hour active school shooter training held at Scotland County R-1 on Tuesday.  The morning session of the program was presented in a classroom setting and the afternoon session was a hands-on experience with […]

KAHOKA, Mo.-  A Kahoka man was arrested last week for multiple sexual offenses against his young step-daughter.  The Clark County Sheriff’s Department arrested 31-year old Wesley Aaron Paul of Kahoka just before 3 pm Friday afternoon.  Court documents obtained by KMEM News state that Paul is accused of committing the offenses against his 9-year old […]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of James Darrick Beeler, 50, of Glenwood, on Wednesday for possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit and the Missouri Digital […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney provided an update Thursday morning on a case we reported on in late June.  The case involved two men who used a fake ID and a fake cashier’s check to steal a farm tractor and hay rake worth over $67,000 from Ed’s Machinery west of Memphis on June […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Rotary Club of Scotland County nearly shriveled up and blew away due to the circumstances of the worldwide pandemic the last two years. The few active members that tried to hold the group together believed the future was bleak for the club’s livelihood. There was threat that the club’s efforts to host […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville is ready to connect the public with nature in July. A full list of upcoming programs planned for July can be found online at Some programs require advance registration and space is limited. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are offered at the […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- A Hannibal man escaped serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash in rural Scotland County Tuesday afternoon.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that the collision occurred around 1 pm on County Road 111, approximately three miles southwest of Wyaconda. A car driven northbound on the gravel road by 30-year old Vamshi Burugadda of […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Scotland County Sheriff’s Department responded to an accident that occurred south of Memphis Tuesday morning.  Scotland County Deputy Jason Moss tells KMEM News that the department received the call around 10:45 am.  An agricultural sprayer was traveling in the northbound lane of Highway 15 south of Memphis just east of the Route […]