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On Friday the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office received two separate thefts reports within an hour apart. The first report was in the 10,000 block of Highland Center Road and the second one was in the 13,000 block of 120th Avenue. It was determined that both thefts happened around 3AM-6AM. Highland Center Road Burglary- The suspect […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- A Memphis man is behind bars as a result of an earlier shooting incident.  Memphis Police Captain Bill Holland tells KMEM News that 58-year old Richard Michael Soltis was arrested on Friday after being placed on a 24-hour investigative hold on Thursday.  The arrest stems from an incident that occurred on Saturday, September […]

CLARK COUNTY, Mo.- An Arbela man has died as a result of a fatal accident that occurred Friday morning.  The crash happened just before 10:00 am on Highway 136, just east of the Scotland County & Clark County line.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol told KMEM News that 82-year old Billie Orton was trying to […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- The Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri, or CAPNEMO, is encouraging residents of Adair, Clark, Knox, Schuyler and Scotland Counties to participate in the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.  LIHEAP is designed to help keep Missourians safe and healthy by helping low-income families pay their energy bills.  The program can assist […]

On Tuesday, September 28th, at approximately 11:30 pm the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office initiated a Sex Offender Registry compliance check on 24-year old Kraigen Andrew Grooms.  Throughout the course of the compliance check it was discovered that Grooms failed to provide the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office with relevant information, which is required.   Grooms was […]

COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Find Your Spark” is the theme of this year’s National 4-H Week, observed Oct. 3-9. The theme celebrates the resilience of young people who have brought about significant innovations in agriculture and technology, says Lupita Fabregas, director of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. “In Missouri 4-H, we […]

KEOSAUQUA, Ia.- Masks will once again be optional in the Van Buren Community School District, at least for now.  Beginning Wednesday morning, the district is moving back into the “green” phase of its COVID mitigation plan.  Superintendent Jeremy Hissem says that is because Van Buren County finally saw a drop in the number of active […]

The Tiger Stripes character words are respect, honesty, perseverance, teamwork, fairness, citizenship, responsibility, cooperation, and pride. The staff at SCR-1 junior high and high school has selected the following students for September Student of the Month: Junior High:  Morgan Jackson, Braylon Campbell, Ava Remley, Keeley Brown, Jacob Stott Senior High: Carlee Smith, Brenna Phillips, Owen […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Scotland County Sheriff’s Department is offering a reward for any information regarding the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of an area church over the weekend.  Sheriff Bryan Whitney tells KMEM News that his office was notified of a vandalism that targeted the Hickory Grove Church, which is situated about ½ […]

KEOSAUQUA, Ia.- The Van-Buren Community School District announced Tuesday that the district will now be masking up.  The district has moved into the “yellow” phase of its COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.  The plan delineates different phase levels based upon the number of active positive cases in Van-Buren County.  That number was reported Tuesday to be 119.  […]