More injuries and another death are reported on the state’s waterways. The latest incident occurred on the Lake of the Ozarks just after 11:30 Wednesday night. A boat driven by 47-year old Chris Miller of Lake Ozark hit the shoreline, ejecting 34-year old Katherine Miller. Katherine was seriously injured and taken to University Hospital. Chris suffered minor injuries and … [Read More]
A fire tuesday in Osage Beach is being blamed on a clogged dryer. Osage Beach Fire Protection District crews responded to the call at the two thousand block of Golden Gate Trail at 9 o’clock Tuesday night. The one story home had fire and smoke showing from the laundry room. Crews were able to bring the fire under control quickly with no injuries reported. The home had $35,000 in fire and smoke damage. The district reminds people to clean their dryer lint ducts frequently and check all appliances for proper ventilation and operation.
The Missouri Department of Insurance is warning Joplin-area residents they may be approached by companies illegally offering to negotiate their insurance claims for them. To represent a consumer in negotiations with an insurance company, an individual must have a license as a public adjuster with the Department of Insurance. Consumers with challenges to their homeowners insurance claims may be vulnerable to companies that are unscrupulous or operating illegally in the state. These companies may call themselves insurance claims specialists or say they can get a home rebuilt better than before at no charge to the homeowner. Before selecting a public adjuster to represent them, consumers should contact the department to verify that the individual is properly licensed by the state.
Good news: the swimming beach at Trail of Tears State Park reopened today after water samples taken Monday showed bacteria levels well below the department’s acceptable levels for state park beaches. The bad news: officials at Lake of the Ozarks State Park closed Grand Glaize Beach, or Public Beach #2, today after water samples taken Monday showed bacteria levels in excess of the department’s standard. Public Beach #1, in Kaiser, is still open for swimming. Water quality can be determined to be unsuitable for swimming based on either the single sample taken earlier in the week, or by the geometric mean, which is a mathematical value that takes into consideration results from the current week plus the results taken during the previous weeks.
An Army helicopter experiencing instrument problems made an emergency landing in Iberia Tuesday night. “All the guages started going in circles,” according to Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott. The helicopter, on a training flight headed to Fort Leonard Wood, landed safely in the Iberia School soccer field. The pilot was reportedly concerned they were about to lose an engine. Two of the five crew members stayed with the aircraft overnight. There were no injuries and no damage to the helicopter.
An Army helicopter made an emergency landing in the Iberia School soccer field last night. The helicopter was on its way to Fort Leonard Wood, involved in training exercises, when a warning light came on in the cockpit and the pilots feared losing an engine. The pilots set down safely in the soccer field about 7:00. This morning, they were awaiting orders on how to proceed.
A Linn Creek man who who was facing multiple charges after crashing his car on Wavy Leaf Road last week has died of the injuries he sustained in the accident. 24-year old Daniel Sherrill wasn’t wearing a seat belt when his car crossed the center line, veered off road and overturned, according to the Highway Patrol. He was later charged with felony D-W-I and driving with a revoked license. Sherill died at University Hospital in Columbia, where he was airlifted after the accident last Thursday.
The Cut, Cap and Balance Act passed the U.S. House 234 to 190 last night with the Missouri delegation split six to three in favor. The bill would introduce immediate cuts in spending to reduce the deficit, put in place enforceable spending caps to put the federal government on the path to a balanced budget, and create a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution as well as a super majority requirement to raise taxes. Congressmen Akin, Hartzler, Graves, Long, Emerson and Luetkemeyer voted in favor. Congressmen Clay, Carnahan and Cleaver voted against.