A log home fire in Tuscumbia today has caused a family to lose everything. Fire crews responded to the call on HH. There were no injuries reported but, according to Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott, the home was a total loss. He says the family had recently moved there. The name of the homeowners and the cause of the fire are both unknown at this time.
Camden County has taken another small step toward getting their daily business back to normal. As of this morning, the internet has been restored for the courthouse. The internet was turned off last Monday, the 19th, as part of the shut off of the e-mail services and phone lines for an FBI investigation. Sources say that, while they are not at the courthouse all the time, the FBI is still heavily involved in the process. Also, as of this morning, the e-mail servers were still down. A timetable for when they will be back up is still unknown.
Not much is known about the theft that occurred at Kohl’s over the weekend. Because the suspects were covered in all black from head to toe, they haven’t been identified by security footage yet. Lake Ozark Police Chief Gary Launderville says he believes they knew what they were looking for.
Anyone with information on the thefts should contact the Lake Ozark Police Department.
Anyone planning to go to Lake of the Ozarks State Park from Highway 42 next week will need to find a different entrance into the park. The Miller County Commission says road work will take place on State Park Road about a half mile northwest of 42 and the work will take about a week. 1st District Commissioner Darrell Bunch says it should be easy work.
The plan is for road crews to replace a box culver beginning on Monday.
Officials from School of the Osage are taking a step back to review district procedures after ordering a lockdown of the main campus Monday afternoon. Superintendent Doctor Brent Depree says the lockdown went according to plans but, due to the timing just a few minutes before classes were to be dismissed, there were a couple of issues that need to be looked into.
There were three buses that would have dropped kids off in the proximity of the manhunt…those kids and the buses were kept at the Upper Elementary until parents could come pick up their children. Letters explaining procedure are being sent out to the parents who were affected and any feedback from those parents is more than welcome by contacting the district’s central office.
A 62-year-old Lake Ozark resident is scheduled to be in court Wednesday morning (9/28) for a preliminary hearing in connection to a double-fatality wrong way accident in Miller County. Carol Elwyn is charged with two Class-B Felony counts of Involuntary Manslaughter and a Class-C Felony Assault charge for allegedly driving drunk and causing the accident that killed 38-year-old Travis Davolt and 12-year-old Dominic Delong, both from Eldon. 17-year-old Dalton Delong, also from Eldon, was seriously hurt while Elwyn escaped with non-life-threatening injuries. The accident happened on June 3rd on Highway-54 at Walnut Grove Road. Elwyn reportedly told officers that she had been working before the accident at the nearby Shawnee Bluff Vineyard. The hearing will determine if there’s enough evidence for Elwyn, who posted a $75-thousand bond, to stand trial.
The Lake Ozark Board of Aldermen meeting was a quick one Tuesday night. The meeting started with public comment from Susan Drummond. Following her comments, the Board approved a proposal for the Public Works Department to purchase the Pubworks Software and they also approved a resolution to allow the Police Department to purchase a Hosted Server with a Cad Module. The Board also held the first reading of a few different bills that will change the requirementsto run for an elected position.