A Camdenton man faces several charges after he is airlifted from an accident scene Wednesday afternoon. At about 1:30, 25-year old Michael Brekke was driving his 2004 Pontiac north on Pier 31 Road at Bear Paw Road. Brekke’s Pontiac crossed the centerline and went off the left side of the road, overturning in a ditch. The Camdenton man was wearing a seat belt and suffered serious injuries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has charged Brekke with D.W.I., careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident, and for driving without insurance.
Several deputies have been placed on administrative leave in Camden County after the death of a Neelyville man on Tuesday morning. The Lake Sun reports that an unknown number of deputies were suspended while the Missouri State Highway Patrol investigates the circumstances in the death of 46-year old Glenn Norman. Norman forced his way into a home on Teer Road in Linn Creek early Tuesday, leaving the house after a struggle with the homeowner and before deputies arrived on scene. The sheriff’s department says when deputies arrived, the Neelyville man resisted arrest and was tasered, which led to respiratory arrest and his eventual death. Results of an autopsy have not been released to the public.
With the State Hwy 54 Expressway scheduled to open by the end of the year, you may want to prepare for some name changes. MoDOT will call the expressway State Hwy 54, in line with the eastern stretch that’s already open. The existing 54, west of the Grand Glaize bridge will be renamed Osage Beach Parkway. Starting January 1st, Osage Beach Parkway will become the official name for all addresses west of Grand Glaize bridge on Hwy 54. The City of Osage Beach’s sent letters to all those who’ll be getting the new street name, and asking them to change their addresses on all printed materials by January 1st.
An investigation is launched after an apparent taser death yesterday at a home in Linn Creek. At just before 4:30 in the morning, the Camden County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home on the 200 block of Teer drive for a home intruder. A caller said 46-year old Glenn Norman of Neelyville knocked and tried to enter the caller’s home after the door was opened. After a struggle, Norman left. Deputies arrived on scene and found him in the yard next door. Sheriff Dwight Franklin gives the details.
Norman died on scene at 6:30. The Boone County Medical Examiner is performing the autopsy, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is handling the official investigation of the incident.
U.A.W. members will vote on plans for a new Transit commercial van line and second F-150 shift at the Ford Claycomo plant in Kansas City. Governor Jay Nixon’s spokesperson, Scott Holste, says the proposed plan will add jobs.
Holste says last years tax incentives package, the Missouri Manufacturing Jobs Act, is having an impact.
There is no time frame given for United Auto Workers approval of the deal.
American operations of A.B. In Bev will get more than one billion dollars in capital investment through 2014. The Belgium based brewer announced the investment into the 12 American breweries this week, with analysts saying In Bev will show its commitment to the U.S. market by adding capital to its craft beer segment. No word on In Bev’s investment in the St. Louis brewery. Back in 2007 Anheuser Busch invested $554 million in capital nationwide, so the $250 million average over the next four years is a drop in investment under the Belgium based owners.
Missouri’s fiscal year general revenue is staying up even though September general revenue collections are down. For fiscal year 2012 to date, the state revenue collections increased 1.9%, for September revenue collections were down 1.5%. Individual income tax collections are up for the year, as are sales and use tax collections. All other types of collections are down for the year.