BREAKING: Fire At Pallisades Village

20140930_145233Firefighters 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.

Adkison Back Was In Court Monday

adkisonThe suspect that sent law enforcement on a week long manhunt across the Lake of the Ozarks last year was back in court Monday. 24 year old Brian Adkison was supposed to go on trial starting next week, however his lawyer asked for a continuance. Adkison is facing numerous charges in several counties including kidnapping, domestic assault, forcible rape and burglary. He was originally incarcerated in the Caldwell County jail on suspicion of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend but escaped in August of 2013. Prosecutors say his trial is expected to last four days. However, a new trial date has not yet been set.

Highway Patrol Public Hearing Wednesday

Missouri-State-Highway-PatrolA bi-partisan group of State Representatives will hold its first public hearing Wednesday at the State Capital regarding the Highway Patrol’s Water Division. The move comes after the drowning of a 20 year old Iowa man at the Lake of the Ozarks in May. The group will review the way the division is managed, the training received by troopers and the overall cost benefit the state has realized from the merger of the Water Patrol with the State Highway Patrol. A second public hearing is scheduled for October 14th at Osage Beach City Hall.

Morgan County Sheriff Arrest 14

morgan county sheriffThe Morgan County Sheriff’s Department responded to a number of calls during the past week. Deputies handled calls for second and third degree assault, residential burglary, robbery, sexual offenses, and domestic violence. A total of fourteen arrests were made by deputies between September 22nd and the 28th. It was also reported there are currently 125 inmates in custody in the county jail including two “ice” detainees.

MODOT Finishing Projects In The Area

MODOT2The Missouri Department of Transportation is in the process of finishing up some fall projects and also preparing for the winter months. KRMS news also talked with area engineer Bob Lynch recently about what kind year its been for MODOT up to this point.

Lynch says MODOT continues to make improvements to roads in the Lake Area in order to make them safer for motorists. Some of the future projects include two foot shoulders on Route “Y” in Camden and Miller Counties as well as on Route 135 in Morgan County.

Area School Boards Against Amendment 3

school board electionVoters will head to the polls in little over a month to decide the fate of a number of local and state races. One that is receiving a lot of attention is Amendment Three which deals with teacher tenure. It proposes to link a teacher’s job evaluation and pay with student performance. The Amendment would also end current tenure protections for newly hired teachers. Recently three Lake Area school districts came out in opposition to the proposed amendment. The Warsaw R-9, Macks Creek R-5 and Camdenton R-3 Boards of Education have adopted resolutions advocating for the Amendment’s defeat due to their belief that it would take away local control. Voters will decide the fate of Amendment Three November 4th.

Blunt Visits Area Police Departments

roy bluntU.S. Senator Roy Blunt met with several police departments Monday as he traveled across the state to discuss tactics and equipment used by law enforcement. Blunt says he supports the use of military style equipment by police but thinks they should consider their needs carefully. Under a Federal program, the Department of Defense gives local and state police the opportunity to get equipment not used by the Pentagon. Blunt believes local law enforcement agencies are in the best position to determine how much of the equipment is needed.