Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has announced that she’s opposed to a tax reform plan put forward by the Senate Finance Committee. Independent analysts say the plan would cut taxes on the wealthy and raise them on families earning under $75,000. Corporate tax cuts would be permanent, while breaks for individuals and families would be temporary. McCaskill says she, quote, “wanted to support real tax reform” but “this isn’t it.This is a bad deal for Missouri families.”
It appears as though the powerboat national championship is on its way to Lake of the Ozarks. Mike Shepherd from Lake Race tells KRMS News that they’ve reached an agreement in concept with Race World Offshore to promote their national championship powerboat race event in September of 2018. They’re still working on details and expect to make a major announcement after Thanksgiving. Race World already has the race listed as part of the 2018 schedule on their website.
Yesterday we told you the World of Outlaws sprint series is returning to Lake Ozark Speedway for the first time in 11 years.Â When they do return next season, Tony Veneziano says they’ll have some local connections to the area.
The World of Outlaws is the preeminent sprint car series in the country. Their race at Lake Ozark Speedway is scheduled for May 4th with a $10,000 prize up for grabs for the winner.
A Miller County teen is seriously injured after crashing her truck on Woods Road. 19-year old April Schoenfield of Tuscumbia was taken to Capital Region Hospital after she failed to negotiate a 90-degree turn. Her vehicle went off the road and rolled down an embankment before hitting a tree. The Highway Patrol report indicates that she was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office assisted the state patrol at the crash site near Saline Road.
An Urbana woman is accused of being a persistent drunk driver after an accident in Camden County. 39-year old Alexandria Hoseach is facing several charges from the Highway Patrol. In addition to the DWI persistent offender charge, she’s also accused of failing to drive on the right side of the road resulting in an accident, no registration, and no insurance.
New guidelines released by the American Heart Association lower thresholds for both Stage 1 and Stage 2 hypertension. The new standard for treatment is a blood pressure reading of 130/80 or higher. That means more people will fall into those classifications, which could lead to an increase in prescription medications. Jennifer Newman is the Director of Cardiac Rehab at Lake Regional. Newman says if the problem is detected early enough it could be treated with exercise and diet.
Two factors of hypertension that you can’t control are genetics and aging. There’s no set treatment for hypertension, according to Newman, who says treatment is usually set up on a case-by-case basis depending on the individual patient.
If you recently participated in the rabies and chipping clinics for your pets in the Lake Area, you might become a target of a scam being reported. According to Lieutenant Arlyne Page, from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department, apparently someone has been contacting participants and demanding credit card payment for the services which were offered at no charge in September and October. The clinics were done in conjunction with the sheriff’s department and local animal shelters. If you receive such a call, offer the caller no information, ask for a name and callback number, tell the caller you are reporting it to the sheriff’s department, and then contact the sheriff’s department yourself or local law enforcement to report the call.