An Osage Beach man has been arrested after allegedly firing a gun toward law enforcement officers. Bradford Keith Prugh is charged with armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and assault with a special victim. He allegedly tested at over twice the legal limit for intoxication. Deputies were in the area looking for a missing teenager when they say Prugh opened fire not once, but twice, with the second shot coming after the deputies announced that they were law enforcement officers. The report said that Prugh told them he had previously had trouble with trespassers and was just firing warning shots into the ground.
Plans for a major development in Camden County come to an apparent screeching halt with foreclosure by the bank financing the project now being reported. Ballparks of the Ozarks, covering almost 240 acres in the Macks Creek area, had originally been expected to include several fields and be open for action this past summer. However, according to Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty, funding for the grandiose project has apparently dried up effectively killing it and taking with it an expected 100 jobs that were to be created to operate the complex. Camden County had approved community improvement district and transportation development district designations as financing mechanisms with no county money to be used for developing the project. KRMS News has sent Ballparks of the Ozarks CEO Jeff Vernetti an email request for comment.
Morgan County Deputies recently saved a man’s life by administering Narcan after an overdose. It was their first use of the opioid-countering substance. Miller County has not had to use it yet, but they’re ready if they need to.
That’s Sheriff Louie Gregoire, who says they carry narcan to protect themselves as much as others.
Use of the pricey drug is somewhat controversial, with some figures proposing limiting how many times it can be used on an individual. Gregoire says they’re here to save and protect lives and they won’t let that happen.
A proposal to rezone some land in Osage Beach is back on the agenda for tonight’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Lakeshore Holdings & Development wants the city to reclassify a piece of property from Agricultural to Commercial Lodging. They want to develop houses available for nightly rentals in the 14-acre plot off of Sunset Drive. The measure passed first reading earlier this month. Tonight’s meeting begins at 6pm at Osage Beach city hall.
Lake Regional Health System has been under new leadership for just over three days now. Dane Henry took over as the new CEO on Monday, replacing the retiring Mike Henze who had filled that role for 27 years. Henry credits Henze for paving the way for progress in the lake region. He says the health system is in great shape
That stability, he says, allows them to focus on future goals….and they’ve got some lofty ones.
Henry added that they hope to expand more into the region and become a larger-focused regional operation.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, you have plenty of choices. Some of the highlights include:
The Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association September Boat Show Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Captain Ron’s. Hours are 1-7 Friday, 10-7 Saturday, and 10-4 Sunday.
The Lake of the Ozarks Air Show, Saturday at the Camdenton Memorial Lake Regional Airport. The rain date, if necessary, would be Sunday.
Country music star Aaron Tippin will be holding a meet-and-greet at the air show before taking the stage to perform at the amphitheater Saturday evening.
With the beginning of this year’s Fall Shoreline Clean Up at Lake of the Ozarks comes the call for several volunteers willing to get dirty and, perhaps, a little wet for the cause. Bryan Vance, field coordinator for Ameren’s Shoreline Management Program, says although the clean-up officially began this past weekend, more volunteers are needed to help make the monumental effort another success…
The spring effort generally draws around 500 volunteers to help. This is the 26th year of the program. The fall cleanup is scheduled to run through the first weekend of November.