Daisy Troop 6-2-0-2-3 is reaching out to children their age who are suffering in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The ten first graders from Lake Ozark and Osage Beach folded more than 20 origami cranes, signed them and dropped them off at OshKosh at Osage Beach Premium Outlets. The store is sending a child sized article of clothing to Japan for every origami crane they receive. They’re a symbol of health and well wishes in Japanese culture.
There is a flash flood watch in effect through Monday afternoon. The National Weather Service says we could get up to seven inches of rain, this weekend.
MoDOT crews will start repairs on State Route 11 in Linn County at Badger Creek Bridge, about two miles south of Highway 129 North. That bridge is going to be reduced to one lane each day, until the work is complete.
The Chief of the Rolla Rural Fire Department says the blaze that destroyed a house on South Highway 63 and killed 39 year old Linda Light, ten year old Benjamin Light and 16 month old Brooklyn Light was likely started by an electrical problem with the toaster in the kitchen. The Phelps County coroner says all three died from smoke inhalation and flames.
Iberia Rural Fire Protection District worked a blaze at the Noel Umfleet property on Highway 17. A building at the Tavern Creek Bridge, south of Iberia was destroyed, but crews kept the fire from spreading to a nearby house and barn. A number of departments assisted.
The Camden County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to run down suspects from series of burglaries in Sunrise Beach, early in the morning of March 26. There were break ins at Majestic Point Condominiums, Shawnee Market and the Puff and Stuff store. Investigators have recovered more of the stolen property and arrested 18 year old Brandon Beck of Linn Creek and 19 year old Joseph Laboy of Camdenton. They’ve also referred four juvenile females to authorities. Sebastian Shamburg, Steven Paladino and Branden Licardie were charged in the case March 29th.
The federal government has extended Missouri’s federal major disaster declaration for the blizzard that started January 31st to include Camden County. Originally, Camden County was not one of the 59 counties on the approval list. Now, the County and local government agencies are eligible to see federal disaster funding for emergency response, snow removal and recovery expenses.