One person has minor injuries after a large wake knocks him overboard. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division, 32 year old Christopher Mueller of Herculaneum was traveling southbound at the 26 miler marker of the main channel when he struck a large wake, became airborne, then he struck the right side of his personal watercraft and was ejected overboard. He was transported to Lake Regional hospital for treatment.
Two people received minor injuries following an accident at the 28 miler marker of the main channel Saturday morning. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division, 63 year old Danny Chester from Osage Beach was traveling eastbound into Racetrack Hallow Cove in his 1994 Ranger bass boat when 61 year old Steve Marlatt of Atchison Kansas was also traveling into the same cove in his 2013 Bennington pontoon. Both operators noticed an offshore boat exiting the cove, but Chester did not observe Marlatt entering the cove at the same location he was entering and he struck them in the front starboard side.
Drivers going through Camdenton will once again notice the Camdenton Police Department’s campaign against road rage. This is the 17th year the Police Department has put together the campaign which aims to stop speeding and texting while driving on the roadways. Drivers will notice specifically marked police cars on the sides of the road checking radar and looking for violators. They will also have a high speed radar trailer on location that Police Chief Laura Wright hopes will deter speeding or other violations.
A 6 year old Fenton boy has drowned while swimming with family members at a rock quarry outside Rolla. According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Marine Division, Noah Cook was in a flotation device in the presence of family members Friday afternoon at Fugitive Beach, a private property at an abandoned rock quarry southeast of Rolla. The patrol says family members couldn’t find the child after several minutes. Cook was later found by a diver and was pronounced dead at the scene by the Phelps County coroner.
More summer roadwork will be taking place around the lake over the next two weeks. In Miller County MODOT will be continuing roadway maintenance on Business Route 54 between Route W and Bagnell Dam and also on Route 87 between Route P and Route A. The projects are scheduled for completion by the end of the month. In Camden County roadway resurfacing will take place on Route 7 between Route 5 and Route 65. Then the week of August 4th overhead sign installation will take place on Route 54 at Key Largo Road. In all work zones one lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.
A botched execution in Arizona is not stopping Missouri from moving forward with its own. The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday set a September execution date for convicted killer Leon Taylor. Taylor is scheduled to die Sept. 10 at the state prison in Bonne Terre for killing a suburban Kansas City service station attendant during a 1994 robbery. Authorities say he tried to kill the victim’s 8 year old stepdaughter, too, but the gun misfired. Missouri has executed six men this year. Only Florida and Texas, with seven each, have executed more. Another execution is scheduled for Aug. 6, when Michael Shane Worthington is scheduled to be put to death for the rape and killing of a suburban St. Louis neighbor in 1995.
Three individuals are in custody today following an investigation into the Puff-n-Snuff in Eldon Missouri. According to the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, Eldon Police executed a search warrant on Tuesday at the shop on 1900 business highway 54. Officers arrested one person on site while two others were arrested over the next day. Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard has filed charges against those arrested, including two counts of a sale of an imitation controlled substance for 48 year old Robin Parker, one county of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance to 58 year old Kaye Barnhart and one count of sale of an imitation of a controlled substance to 47 year old Pamela Jo White-Wood, all of Eldon. Each felony carries a maximum of up to 4 years in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000. Bond was set for each suspect at $10,000 and an arraignment for all 3 is set for September 17th before Judge Ken Oswald.