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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is urging drivers to keep a cautious eye on the road this spring and give turtles a brake! Many species of Missouri’s turtles become more active during the spring as they emerge from their burrows and cross the roads in search of food and a mate. […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- Scotland County has taken the first step in transitioning from basic 911 service to enhanced 911 by securing the necessary funding.  Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney tells KMEM News that the Missouri 911 Service Board has awarded a grant to his department for just over $750,000 to facilitate the upgrade. The new system […]

MEMPHIS, Mo- It was 40 years ago today, on March 29th, 1982, that KMEM radio first took to the airwaves.  It’s hard to believe that this locally owned station manned by local folks has not only survived this long, but has thrived in the face of corporate competition.  It hasn’t been easy, but it’s the […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- Today is a special day in local history.  It was 40 years ago today, on March 29th, 1982, that KMEM radio first took to the airwaves.  That’s right, today is the 40th anniversary of KMEM.  It’s hard to believe that much time has passed by since this locally owned station took its first […]

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following transfer and promotion effective April 1, 2022. Sergeant Doug E. Siegfried will transfer from Zone 5 Adair and Schuyler counties and be designated the zone supervisor of Zone 6, serving the citizens of Clark and Scotland counties. Siegfried was appointed to the […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission gave final approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at its March 25 open meeting on regulation changes that will extend current furbearer hunting and trapping seasons for abundant furbearer species. The extension comes in response to stakeholder requests to provide additional opportunity for the taking of […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo – Spring is a wonderful time for wildlife watching and to start prepping your native garden, and the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Northeast Regional Office in Kirksville has many upcoming programs to help you discover nature this season. You can find a full list of programs planned for April online at All programs […]

KAHOKA, Mo.-  A Quincy man is in jail after a traffic stop led to a drug bust.  Clark County Sheriff Shawn Webster tells KMEM News that 36-year old Natas Trendon Reed was clocked by a Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy doing 97 miles per hour in a 45 mile per hour zone as he traveled east […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo.- On Friday, March 25, 2022, at about 8:51 AM, a Kirksville Police Officer attempted to stop a silver Chevy Cobalt in the area of South Osteopathy and Normal Streets for a traffic violation.  The vehicle made several quick maneuvers and fled from the officer.  The vehicle eventually turned westbound on Missouri Street and […]

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 March Student of the Month: Junior High: Kallee Kratzer, Bode Austin, Alexys Davis, Niya Coffman, Dane BlessingHigh School: Hunter Holt, Brooklynn Fuller, Delsin Holt, Layne Stott, Hugh Baker, […]