Tornado Watch In Effect Until 10PM

tornado-watchThe National Weather Service in Springfield has issued a Tornado Watch for the entire KRMS Listening area until 10pm Wednesday night. A Tornado Watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather including Tornadoes. Persons should pay attention to rapidly changing weather conditions and stay tuned to KRMS for the latest information. A Flash Flood Watch is also in effect through Thursday evening. Rainfall amounts could be between 1 to 5 inches.

If a Tornado were to develop, go to the lowest portion of your house or building and cover yourself with a blanket or mattress. If no lower level is available, seek shelter inside a hallway closet or bathroom and stay away from windows. If in a mobile home, find a sturdy structure or lay flat in a ditch. Never attempt to outrun a Tornado in your vehicle. The counties involved in the watch include Benton, Camden, Cole, Dallas, Hickory, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps and Pulaski.

Passport To The Parkway Is Underway

passport to parkwayEfforts to promote businesses on the west end of the Grand Glaize bridge gets underway Wednesday. Over 70 businesses are participating in what’s being called the passport to the parkway in order to help jumpstart the area’s economy. Alderman Phyllis Marose is working with the citizen advisory committee and she’s says the promotion is generating a lot of interest for the area.

The passport to the parkway will include discounts and specials from participating businesses in order to attract people back to the west end. The promotion runs thru October 11th.

Camdenton Conducting Smoke Tests On Sewer

wastewater facilityThe city of Camdenton is conducting a smoke test of its sewer system this week in the southwestern part of the city. The test will help crews locate breaks or defects in the system. Testing began on Monday and weather permitting should be completed on Friday. Residents are advised to contact the city if they find smoke in their home as that could indicate dangerous sewer gases might be coming into the house. Sewer testing is required by the department of natural resources.

Camdenton City Plan To Be Updated Soon

camdenton city hallThe comprehensive plan for the city of Camdenton will soon be updated. That’s according to City Administrator Jeff Hancock who says proposals from ten firms will be considered before making a final decision.

A number of areas will be addressed in the city’s plan including land use, transportation, economic development, housing, a community center and future growth.

OBPD Made Several Arrests Last Week

osage beach policeSeveral people have been arrested over the past week by the Osage Beach Police Department. 24 year old Spencer Wood of Madison was picked up by police for assault in the third degree while 28 year old Megan Roberds was arrested for first degree burglary related to an alleged crime that occurred at Osage Beach Wal-Mart. Three others including a juvenile were also picked up by police for stealing from Wal-Mart, while 29 year old Jamie Harkness of Lebanon was arrested for possession of marijuana and probation violation and 19 year old Lucy Smith of Eldon was arrested for felony stealing.

Common Core Back In The News

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image22510865Common core continues to make headlines both locally and statewide. According to the state’s education commissioner work is underway on a possible replacement for the controversial curriculum. The first work groups consisting of both teachers and parents met last week to begin developing new statewide standards. Common Core has been implemented for the current school year which set new criteria for English and math but it’s been criticized for a number of reasons including federal overreach and a one size fits all approach to education.

Tuesday Afternoon Fire At Palisades Village

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Firefighters from the Osage Beach, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton, Mid-County and Eldon Fire Departments battled a blaze Tuesday at the Palisades Village Commercial Complex. The fire broke out around 2:15 causing all occupants in the building to be evacuated. Sergeant Matt Schwenn from the Osage Beach Police Department was the first on the scene and told KRMS news that there were no injuries reported and everyone was able to get out. At this time it is unknown what caused the fire. A section of HWY KK was closed during for an hour during the blaze.

 

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Firefighters from Osage Beach, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton and Eldon Fire Departments are battling a blaze at the Palisades Village Commercial Complex this afternoon. Fire broke out around 2:15 Tuesday afternoon causing all occupants in the building to be evacuated. Sergeant Matt Schwenn from Osage Beach Police was the first on hand and told KRMS news that there were no injuries reported and everyone was able to get out in time. Sergeant Arlyne Page says if you need to exit near KK, you won’t be able to for a while

At this time it is unknown what caused the fire. Your alternate exits to avoid KK are Nichols Road and Key Largo.