Convicted criminal aliens were arrested in Camdenton and Cole Camp as part of a week-long operation resulting in more than 2,900 such arrests nationwide. Immigration and Customs DEnforcement — ICE — officials say the operation targeted illegal aliens who were convicted of crimes and returned to the United States after being deported. There were 17 arrests in Missouri.
FERC has granted a rehearing to Ameren Missouri concerning the changes to the Shoreline Management Plan. [Read more…]
A man threatens a driver with a knife in the Kays Restaurant parking lot yesterday, prompting a search by Osage Beach Police. At just after one in the afternoon a white truck with ladder racks cut across 54 in an illegal right turn, almost causing several collisions. One of the vehicles cut off pulled over to discuss driving with the male in his 50’s driving the truck, when another male passenger got out of the truck and threatened the victim with a knife. The knife wielding suspect is described as a white male, 5’10”, with short red hair, thin build, thin face, wearing jeans and a black t-shirt with the purple word “HURLEY” across the front. If you have any information contact Osage Beach Police at 302-2010.
After some issues with open containers at the recent Bikefest, the Lake Ozark Police Chief is asking businesses to post warning signs on their exits. Chief Mark Maples says the signs are one option that will remind people that open alcoholic beverage containers are not allowed.
The chief said the weather at Bikefest also helped the department dodge a bullet of sorts. A business had planned on having topless bull riding and wet t-shirt contests. Chief Maples says if it had started the police would have intervened.
A former employee of the Camden County Sheriff’s Department wants his job back and an apology from Sheriff Dwight Franklin. The Lake Sun reports that Gregg Sellers is suing the county and the sheriff in federal court after Sellers says he lost his job for supporting John Page in the 2008 sheriff’s election. Sellers says he was given no reason for his termination and therefore cannot find law enforcement employment. The Montreal man, who says his First Amendment rights were violated, wants a personal apology from the sheriff to be televised daily, and for the sheriff’s department to be trained on illegal employment practices.
The state of Missouri will receive $10,000 for violations of Missouri’s no call laws. Missourian William Bergmann and his New York based C. Michael Exteriors contacted people on the state’s no call list selling home improvement contracting. The home improvement contractor will pay $10,000 and could pay an additional $5,000 for any future violations. To get on the state’s no call list call 1-866-BUZZ-OFF or sign up at www.ago.mo.gov.
A historic dining lodge that burned down at Lake of the Ozarks State Park will be rebuilt with a bigger kitchen, a new outdoor patio and indoor seating for 135 people. Camp Pin Oak originally was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1938. The dining lodge was destroyed by fire last September. It’s being rebuilt by the Department of Naturakl Resources, with the help of students from State Fair Community College as part of a yearlong training and education project. Funding for the materials, equipment and training will come from a $1.5 million grant from the Department of Economic Development.