A Lake Area business plans to add a new pool before the summer arrives. The Boathouse Lakeside Bar and Grill at Village Marina will be installing a heated, saltwater swimming pool to their landscape. The family friendly pool will replace their old pool and will include a bar and waterfall. Plans are to have the new pool open by mid-April.
A multi-county car chase in mid-Missouri leads to the arrest of two. 43 year old Terrace Woods and 32 year old Denise White were detained after Woods attempted to purchase multiple cell phones under a fake name at U.S. Cellular in Eldon. When police arrived, Woods fled the scene, leading officers on a chase that finally ended in Boone County, just outside of Ashland. Both Woods and White were charged with stealing and resisting arrest.
A Porta Cima house is being called a total loss after an early morning fire on Monday. Sunrise Beach Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Karl says nobody was home when the initial call to the home on East Lake Court came in from a neighbor across the cove. Upon arrival, fire was showing on the main floor of the two-story structure.
According to Karl, the State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the blaze which does not appear to be suspicious. There were no injuries reported. Assisting at the scene were personnel from the Lake Ozark, Osage Beach, Rocky Mount, and Mid County districts along with the Lake West Ambulance District.
As expected this past the weekend, authorities in the Lake Area remained busy during and after the Pub Crawl. Lake Ozark Police Chief Gary Launderville says total numbers were not available on Monday but he does know that his officers made, at least, three DWI arrests. There were also several citations issued for open container violations and one taxi cab driver arrested for driving under suspension. Launderville also says, despite a bar fight at the end of the night…overall…pub crawlers were pretty well behaved in Lake Ozark.
A representative from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s staff will be in the Lake Area tomorrow. Kristen Wright will be at the Osage Beach City Hall to answer any questions you may have regarding issues with a number of federal agencies. Wright will be at the City Hall Lower Level Conference Room from noon until 2. To schedule a meeting, call 573-442-7130 or e-mail Kristen_Wright@mccaskill.senate.gov.
The warmer weather is being blamed for the busy weekend in the Lake Area. With the busy weekend comes more work for the Highway Patrol. They report nine arrests in the area, with 5 of those arrests being alcohol-related. Among those arrested was 46 year old Jeremy Gregory of Versailles. Gregory was picked up in Miller County for Felony DWI-Drugs and Possession of 10 Grams or Less of Marijuana, among other charges. He was released for medical treatment.
Twelve different agencies from all around the Lake Area responded to a fire in Stoutland Thursday. The Lebanon Rural Fire Protection District received the call around 1 o’clock that afternoon. When they arrived to the scene near the intersection of Brownway and Garman Hollow, they soon realized numerous structures were in the fire’s path. They called for mutual aid and firefighters from Camden, Pulaski, and Laclede counties answered the call. Nearly four hours later, after burning around 200 acres, the fire was finally brought under control, saving all of the structures that were feared to be in its path.