Scotland County, MO

Northeast Missouri man injured in Wednesday night ATV crash

SCOTLAND COUNTY, Mo. — A northeast Missouri man was injured in a Wednesday night ATV crash in Scotland County. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Madison Street, east of Adams Street, in Memphis, Mo. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Allen D. Garrett, 56, of...
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Terrill Receive Attorney General’s Award

Emily Terrill, who was the 2022 valedictorian of Scotland County R-1 High School has received an Attorney General Honors Award from the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. This award recognizes extraordinary Missourians who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact on their communities. The award is to...
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Heartland fire department gets voter support on new sales tax

Memphis, Mo. — Increased taxation is always a touchy subject for voters during any election, but the citizens of a northeast Missouri community were more than willing to oblige. The Scotland County Fire Department in Memphis will now receive the benefits of a new sales tax worth one half...
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Scotland County voters approve sales tax for fire department

SCOTLAND COUNTY, Mo. (KHQA) — Voters on Tuesday approved a one-half of one percent sales tax increase to help the Scotland County-Memphis Fire Department continue service and upgrade equipment. By an overwhelming majority of 80% to 20%, the unofficial vote count passed with 285 yes votes to 73 no...

MoDOT to start massive road work in Scotland and Macon County

MACON, Mo. — The first week of August brings new road closures around northeast Missouri. Starting Monday, Route J in Macon County will be closed starting at Capital Place and ending at Diamond Avenue between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. On Tuesday, Route J will be closed starting at...

Missouri sheriff refuses to release gun owners’ info to FBI

Missouri officials are slamming a planned FBI audit of various sheriff’s offices in the state, saying the audit is an attempt to “illegally obtain” information on concealed carry permit holders. One sheriff, in particular, said that even under a threat of federal arrest, he will not comply and release the concealed carry information.

Scotland County Softball values offense over defense

Over in Scotland County, Riley Lucas enters his third year at the helm of their softball squad. He has a different approach to the game than when he started. As the game shifts more toward offense, he says to his players, if you're swinging a hot bat, we'll find a place for you in the lineup.

Missouri sheriff will hide gun owners' personal info from FBI

MEMPHIS, Mo. — A northeast Missouri sheriff says "even at the threat of a federal arrest" he will not allow, cooperate or release any information about Scotland County concealed carry permits to the FBI. Scotland County Sheriff Bryan Whitney said Monday in a letter to the citizens of his...

Northeast Missouri officers undergo active school shooter training

MEMPHIS, Mo. — More than a dozen northeast Missouri law enforcement officers underwent training this week that they hope they'll never have to use. A total of 15 officers from the Memphis Police Department and Scotland County Sheriff's Office took part in active school shooter training all day Tuesday.

2 hurt when car rear-ends front-end loader south of Memphis

MEMPHIS, Mo. — Two people were hurt late Tuesday morning when a car rear-ended a front-end loader in Scotland County. It happened just before 11:30 a.m. on Route MM, one-and-a-half miles south of Memphis. State troopers said both vehicles were northbound when a car driven by Burbert Fountain, 82,...

Person Of Interest Questioned In Ed’s Machinery Theft

Information/News Release submitted by Sheriff Bryan Whitney. At 6:40 am on July 7, 2022 Sheriff Bryan Whitney was contacted by Ed’s Machinery about a person of interest that was inside their store. This person of interest was being sought after the June 9, 2022 theft case where a $67,500 fake check was used. Officers quickly arrived on the scene and detained the subject. The subject was then identified, interviewed and transported to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. The subject was from Tama County, Iowa and his name is not being released. This subject was very cooperative with Sheriff Whitney’s investigation and is no longer a suspect. Ed’s Machinery has now raised the reward money up to $20,000 for the arrest and conviction of the younger white male suspect.