A new late night kayak race is coming to the Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake of the Ozarks Watershed Alliance has announced their plans for the 61 mile race, stating it would occur under a full moon. The Osage Howler Moonlight Paddle Race will be a fundraiser to support the alliance and their programs. The race will begin at Bagnell Dam. Kayakers will put in on Saturday, June 10th at 6 p.m. They will also be offering a shorter 14 mile event from St. Thomas Ferry Access to Pike’s Camp Access, beginning at 8 o’clock that night.
Osage Beach has been dealing with a couple TIF applications already this spring. They want to help the public get a better understanding of what a TIF actually entails, so Mayor John Olivarri says they will be hosting a seminar to explain.
The seminar will be hosted by City Attorney Ed Rucker at City Hall tonight, beginning at 6 o’clock.
One person is injured after a boating accident Saturday afternoon. The accident occurred around 2:30 inside of the 1 mile marker of the Grand Glaize Arm when 27 year old Daniel Ossola struck the bass boat of 55 year old Conner Christopher. Neither of the two men were injured and their boats only suffered moderate damage, however, inside of Conner’s boat was 13 year old Blake Babcock. Babcock had to be taken to Lake Regional Hospital for moderate injuries.
The bill commonly referred to as “the Uber Bill” is set to be signed by Governor Eric Greitens this morning. The bill sets specific regulations on who can drive for the company. It eliminates those convicted of DWI, sexual offenses, and other violations they deem unsafe for such a job. It also requires those drivers to come to a specific agreement with an airport before working in the area and it allows for the airports to charge a certain fee. Governor Greitens will be signing the bill into law at St. Charles Community College at 11 o’clock this morning.
A bill regarding violence against police is making its way through the Senate. The bill, which is co-sponsored by Lake Area Representative Diane Franklin, would increase the penalties for anyone who commits an act of violence against a law enforcement officer. The bill passed the House in February. Most recently, it was referred to the Committee for Fiscal Oversight.
Under the Obama Administration, the EPA changed the term navigatable water to include almost all water. According to Senator Roy Blunt, that would’ve meant a huge hit for about 99.7% of Missouri.
Senator Blunt says those regulations would have cause huge economic consequences for the state. He claims this is one of the many things from the previous administration Congress has been working to repeal.
A Rocky Mount man was arrested one felony charge Friday night. 26 year old Jerry Ridge was, apparently, involved in a hit and run incident, according to the Highway Patrol report. Ridge was picked up around 6 o’clock Friday night and taken to the Morgan County Jail for Felony Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash.