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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to take advantage of the lack of foliage on conservation areas (CA) this winter and observe birds in their natural habitats. Birdwatching, or birding, is a relaxing hobby that can be done both in rural and urban settings. Getting started birdwatching is simple; find […]

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division will participate in a five-day Human Trafficking Awareness initiative January 9-13, 2023. This initiative is a concentrated effort to educate commercial motor vehicle drivers, motor carriers, law enforcement officers, and the general public about human trafficking, what signs […]

HANNIBAL, Mo. – The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded contracts for Northeast District projects during its regular meeting on January 4. Contracts include the following: Additional information, regarding timelines and impacts to traffic, will be released prior to the start of construction. For more information, please contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT […]

Presented by Jennifer Schutter, Field Specialist in Horticulture for University of Missouri Extension in Adair County.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 8,599 deer during the alternative methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 24 – Jan. 3. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 200 deer harvested, Harrison with 186, and Macon with 162. The harvest total […]

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – Missouri boasts one of the largest deer herds in North America, topping one million in number.  Missouri’s deer herd has been affected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in several counties.  CWD is a prion disease, or a disease that affects an animal’s nervous system. CWD affects deer, elk, reindeer, sika deer, and moose. […]

KIRSKVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites the public to spend a few relaxing hours with MDC staff learning the art of fly-tying. Many different materials will be available for use, and participants will be taught how to fly-tie. There will be four separate events for participants to choose from to learn this […]

HANNIBAL, MO – The new bridge on Route W in Scotland County at Tobin Creek opened to traffic today, making this the 13th bridge on the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program. “We are very pleased with the progress being made in this design-build program and have had very few challenges which helps […]

A car vs deer incident late Thursday night proved fatal for a Memphis man. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 20-year old Jason R. Gingerich was driving northbound on Highway 15 about eight miles south of Memphis at 11:30 Thursday night when the accident occurred. The Jeep Wrangler Gingerich was driving struck a deer […]

Around 3:45 pm Thursday the Scotland County Fire Department and Scotland County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched for a vehicle fire on Highway 15 north of Memphis. The driver reported to officials that the car was experiencing mechanical issues and that she had pulled off the edge of the roadway into a driveway when she noticed […]