A UTV goes missing from a home in Kaiser. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department says the side by side 2010 Polaris Razor Utility Terrain Vehicle was taken from the 100 block of Park Pool Drive sometime last week. If you have information call the sheriff’s office at 573-346-2243.
Two women are injured after their vehicle hits a tree Wednesday afternoon in Camden County. 20 year old Crystal Elliot of Edwards was driving her 2000 Pontiac north on Missouri 7 just north of Route J when Elliot lost control in a curve. The Pontiac went across the centerline and off the south side of the road and hit a tree. The Edwards woman was wearing a seat belt and suffered minor injuries. Her passenger, 56 year old Constance Phillips of Camdenton, was also wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries.
Morris McCabe’s triple-murder trial is reportedly now scheduled to begin February 4, 2013 in Camdenton. The 52-year-old Lebanon man is accused of killing Stoutland residents Don Young, Sally Amos and Don Meyers at a home near the intersection of routes T and H in Camden County last December. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the case. A jury will be brought in from outside of the 26th Judicial Circuit, made up of Laclede, Camden, Miller, Morgan and Moniteau counties. McCabe continues to be held without bond in the Camden County Jail.
A Kaiser waste management and recycling company will pay a $118,000 civil penalty for violating EPA rules and regulations. Waste Management Lamptracker was inspected by the EPA back in August of 2010. The EPA’s Chris Whitley says the facility had several violations including an unpermitted off site materials staging area, unsealed waste containers, crushed glass samples that were not tested for mercury, and inadequate waste container management.
By agreeing to the settlement the facility on Kaiser Industrial Drive is now certified to be in compliance.
Two groups are now standing with the Camdenton R-3 school district in their battle with the American Civil Liberties Union. The Alliance Defense Fund and Missouri Family Policy Council have both filed a friend of the court brief supporting the school’s assertion that their internet filtering software complies with federal law. The ACLU says the school’s filtering software is discriminatory against the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered viewpoint. No hearing has been set for the ACLU’s preliminary injunction or the school’s motion to dismiss.
A motorcycle accident leads to serious injuries for a local woman. Tuesday afternoon, 52 year old Rebecca Ballard of Gravois Mills was riding her 1998 Honda Shadow north on Highway 135 just north of Blueberry Drive when the bike went off the right side of the road and hit a ditch. Ballard was thrown from the bike. She was wearing safety equipment and suffered serious injuries. She was flown to University Hospital in Columbia.
Osage Beach police responded to a call of a disturbance at the Ozark Garden Apartment complex early this morning where they found a man had been stabbed in the back. The victim, a 23-year-old Eldon man, wouldn’t divulge any infomation about who had stabbed him or how it happened, and refused medical attention. Officers determined the stabbing didn’t take place at the apartment or within the city limits of Osage Beach, and the case has been turned over to the Miller County Sheriff’s Department. The man was later taken to Lake Regional Hospital by a friend.