A Gravois Mills woman faces charges after a one-vehicle accident on Route-W, near Indian Creek Lane, in Morgan County. The highway patrol report indicates that it happened around 2:30 this morning when the vehicle driven by 30-year-old Rachelle Blanks traveled off the roadway striking a sign and an embankment before going airborne and coming back down. Blanks suffered serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital. She was also issued summons for DWI and C&I involving a wreck.
It could’ve been a lot worse…as it turns out, only minor damage is reported after a laundry room fire at the Inn at Grand Glaize. Osage Beach Assistant Fire Chief Steve Stafford says the call came in around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon sending firefighters to the hotel on the parkway.
Stafford says the sprinkler system took care of most of the problem before personnel arrived on the scene. There was a worker in the laundry room when it happened who was not injured. Gas and power was cut off to the hotel for precautionary purposes. The hotel is open for business.
A personal watercraft collision early Tuesday afternoon in Indian Creek Cove, along the Gravois Arm in Morgan County, sends one person to the emergency room. The highway patrol report says it happened when the PWC operated by 8-year-old Colin Greene, of Longwood Florida, struck another PWC operated by 47-year-old Kelly Greene, also from Longwood Florida. The older Greene suffered moderate injuries when he was ejected from the craft…he was treated at Lake Regional.
In late May and early June, complaints were turned into the Attorney General’s Office complaining that the Camden County Commission was not handling their sunshine requests properly. The Attorney General’s Office reports that the cases have been closed with them finding no violations. Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty was not surprised by the results.
The complaints filed were in regards to the custodian of records for the county, as well as the hiring of Lowther Johnson Law firm to handle sunshine requests.
The City of Camdenton wants to let residents know that a story circulating online is outdated. They report that a news story from 2011 claiming there’s a boil order has been circulating on social media. They say that if anyone wants to be notified of actual boil orders, as well as other announcements by the city, they can sign up for e-mail notifications at camdentoncity.com.
A Lake of the Ozarks teacher has died following a cycling accident. On June 29th, Camdenton High School teacher Larry Allman was cycling on Horseshoe Bend, near Cherokee Road, when he crashed his bike, breaking his helmet. Due to storms in the Columbia area, flying to University Hospital was not an option, so he was flown to Mercy Hospital in Springfield instead. After spending 11 days in the hospital, it was determined the swelling on Allman’s brain was uncontrollable. He passed away on Sunday.
Even through the hot weather, MoDOT continues to work throughout the lake area. Area Engineer Bob Lynch says they’re focusing on a couple different projects right now, mowing and chip sealing.
Lynch says the mowing will continue in about a week. He also says that while asphalt work will become more efficient in the hot weather, concrete work will be more difficult, possibly causing workers to do it earlier in the morning.