More injuries and another death are reported on the state’s waterways. The latest incident occurred on the Lake of the Ozarks just after 11:30 Wednesday night. A boat driven by 47-year old Chris Miller of Lake Ozark hit the shoreline, ejecting 34-year old Katherine Miller. Katherine was seriously injured and taken to University Hospital. Chris suffered minor injuries and … [Read More]
There’s been a lot of talk about safety leading up to national safe boating week, which began Saturday. Another area of concern when it comes to safety around the water is your dock. Tim Kelly with The Electrical Connection says after high winds and rising waters from events like last week’s storms, it’s especially important to make sure you have your dock and patio area inspected.
You can contact certified electricians and, in many cases, your local fire protection district, to get more information on dock inspections. You can also get more information and safety tips through several websites, including www.electricalconnection.org.
Osage Beach residents who may still have some clean up to do after the storms over this past weekend have an opportunity to get rid of their yard waste as part of the city’s annual “Yard Waste Collection.” Parks and Recreation Manager Matt Vandevoort says various yard waste such as trimmings, limbs, and grass can be dropped off during normal park hour (sunrise to sunset) at the city park on Hatchery Road. Vandevoort also says signs are posted directing you to the drop off location at the back of the park. The yard waste collection effort is underway and will come to an end on June 1st, one week from this Friday.
Camden County’s exploring a unique and cost-effective way to construct bridges. Highway Administrator Lee Schuman says a resident gave them the idea from some similar structures used in Indiana. The plan is to utilize railroad flat cars and concrete.
Schuman says the I-beam frames will save the county money on steel and provide a strength advantage when spanning the crossings where the bridges would be constructed.
The trial for an Eldon resident accused of promoting and possessing child pornography has been cancelled for the time being. Seth James was scheduled to go before a jury June 4th on four counts dating back to August and January of 2017. This comes five days after attorneys in the case filed a waiver of speedy trial requirements. James and another Eldon area resident, Kyle Gann, were charged following an investigation into an allegedly illegal image that was shared through social media. Gann is currently scheduled to appear for a case review on June 6th.
A man facing multiple drug and weapons charges in Camden County is scheduled for arraignment today. Mikel Lillard was arrested in late January following a traffic stop on North Highway 5. A search of Lillard and the vehicle turned up a firearm, brass knuckles, packing materials, and drugs believed to include marijuana, LSD, and methamphetamine. Lillard faces nine counts including unlawful possession of a firearm, and possession and delivery of controlled substances. The charges against him also include resisting arrest after he ran from the arresting officer, leading to a brief foot pursuit.
The Camden County Commission held a short but busy meeting on Tuesday. They approved the latest appointments to the Local Emergency Planning Committee, filling out all of the existing vacancies for that body. The commission also voted to place signage along Vantage Point lowering the speed limit from 35 to 15 miles per hour, citing concerns over speeding traffic in an area with two sharp 90-degree corners. The meeting held in commission chambers lasted about 20 minutes.
Two Barnett residents wanted on miscellaneous warrants in the Lake Area are taken into custody late Tuesday morning in Cole County. The highway patrol says 32-year-old Megan Roberds had been wanted on two felony probation warrants in Miller County, a felony warrant in Morgan County and three misdemeanor warrants out of Osage Beach. 37-year-old Matthew Lankford was also taken into custody…Lankford had been wanted on a misdemeanor failure to appear warrant in Miller County. Both Lankford and Roberds were taken to the Cole County Jail.