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COLUMBIA, Mo. – While the past two years have fueled growth in remote work, most workers in Missouri still commute to their jobs. And some are opting for longer commutes: A new report from University of Missouri Extension shows that more workers in the state are commuting to jobs outside their home counties compared to 20 years […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- Elementary students at Scotland County R-1 had the chance to interact with representatives from several different career areas on Thursday afternoon.  The school hosted the event which was organized by the Community Action Partnership of Northeast Missouri, or CAPNEMO.  The program is called VOICE, and program director Dawn McVay says the event is […]

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has confirmed that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been detected in an American white pelican in Clay County, Mo. Confirmation came from the National Veterinary Services Lab in Ames, Iowa. Additionally, the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab has confirmed positive birds from Pettis, […]

At 2:20pm, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 the Ottumwa Police Department requested the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office respond to a motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Highway 34 & Hwy. 149 in Ottumwa. It was a two vehicle accident involving a Police Dept. patrol vehicle. Paramedics and the Ottumwa Fire Dept. arrived on […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Missouri Storm Siren Preparedness Drill was held Tuesday morning at 10 am.  The purpose of the drill is to give cities and municipalities an opportunity to test advance warning equipment that would be utilized in the event of a real emergency.  As part of that drill, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and […]

QUINCY – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Quincy Memorial Bridge (eastbound U.S. 24) will close to continue repairs, weather permitting, starting March 14. Two-way traffic will be maintained on the Bayview Bridge (westbound U.S. 24) during the closure.  The Bayview Bridge will be posted with a maximum width of 14 feet during […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Scotland County Fire Department responded to a fire call Sunday evening.  Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney tells KMEM News that a call came into the dispatch center around 5:30 pm Sunday evening.  The caller reported that a controlled brush pile fire had gotten out of control at the Larry Curry residence and […]

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer Troop B of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Macon, announces that effective April 1, Sergeant Christopher L. Cerroni will retire with over 29 years of dedicated service. Cerroni was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1993, as a member of the 65th Recruit Class. After graduating from […]

MT. PLEASANT, Ia.- A construction zone crash sent three Iowa drivers to the hospital early Friday morning.  It happened on Highway 34 eastbound near mile marker 226 in Henry County just before 1:30 am. Accoring to the Iowa State Patrol, 34-year old Heather Brown of Fairfield was driving westbound the wrong way in an eastbound […]

BLOOMFIELD, Ia.- A collision between a pickup and a semi proved fatal for a Montezuma man Wednesday evening.  The Iowa State Patrol says the crash happened just before 7:30 pm in Davis County near the intersection of Highway 63 and 230th street.  According to the Patrol, a pickup truck towing a camper driven by 79-year […]