High Profile Cases Coming Soon to a Court Near You

gavelSome high profile Lake Area criminal cases are coming soon to a courtroom near you. Three trials are expected to begin in August including the murder trial of Susan Van Note who is accused of killing her father and his girlfriend at their Sunrise Beach vacation home. Her trial is being held in Laclede County on a change of venue from Camden County. Matthew Rumbaugh will go on trial in Camden County on a change of venue for allegedly murdering a Laclede County man and his teenage son in 2014; and Dennis Purdy, the former owner of the Dairy Queen in Camdenton is also due in court in August. He faces numerous sex charges involving a minor who was an employee. Jamie Litton, who is charged with the murder of her 3 year old son Blake in 2012. Her boyfriend, Thomas Presley has already been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of beating the little boy to death. Litton will be in court July 6th for a pre trial conference.

Camden County Man Gets Six Years for Selling Over a Million Dollars Worth of K-2

released from jailA Camden County man is headed to prison for distributing synthetic Marijuana also known as K-2. 36 year old Stephen Brian Reynolds of Camdenton was sentenced to 6 years in prison without parole after pleading guilty last summer to a scheme involving the distribution of over a million dollars of synthetic Marijuana from his Lebanon store, Lucky’s Novelties. Reynolds and his 33 year old brother Eric pled guilty to one count of conspiracy and one count of money laundering. Eric Reynolds is still awaiting sentencing.

Tornado Sirens Do Not Warn Camdenton Residents This Past Weekend

tornado sirenThe storm warning sirens did not work properly in Camdenton on Sunday (28). In a press release, Camden County Dispatch says they attempted to activate the equipment but the storm siren activation equipment failed.   Camden County Dispatch informed the City of Camdenton of the failure.   The City of Camdenton had personnel in route to activate the storms sirens from a backup location. When personnel arrived at the back up location, NOAA had already cancelled the tornado warning so the storm sirens were not activated at that time. Camden County Dispatch has a service technician on site this afternoon (Monday 29) evaluating the equipment…

Man Arrested After Claiming Truck was Stolen

osage beach policeOne person was arrested by the Osage Beach Police Department following an accident. Police say 27-year-old Kyle A. Irvine of Barnett was involved in the accident on Saturday (27) and allegedly left the scene. He was later arrested and charged with Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident, Careless and Imprudent Driving, Possession of Marijuana and Making a False Police Report. Irvine allegedly told police the truck was stolen…

MoDOT Cuts Roadwork for Holiday

MODOT2MoDOT is mindful that this coming weekend is one of the busiest weekends for the Lake region. The Fourth of July is usually the pinnacle of the summer. That will be no exception in our area. Because of that, Bob Lynch of MoDOT says they will suspend work early this week to accommodate the three-day weekend…

Work will resume as normal on Monday (6)…

Harris Named as MORIT Manager of Operations

GregHarrisA long-time trail advocate and professional fund raiser has been named executive director of Missouri Rock Island Trail Incorporated.  Greg Harris will manage MOR-IT operations and direct fund-raising efforts as the trail project moves into the development phase. Trails have been a component of Harris’ community service for more than two decades. The Rock Island corridor runs from near Saint Louis to Kansas City through the lake-area communities of Eldon, Versailles, Stover and Cole Camp then on to Windsor, a distance of 144 miles…

Funnel Cloud Reported in Camden County but Doesn’t Touch Down

Photo by Google Images

Photo by Google Images

Sirens in Osage Beach went off early Sunday evening as a tornado warning was issued for portions of the KRMS listening area. According to authorities, funnel clouds formed in Camden County but never actually touched down. There were also reports of hail in Osage Beach and one tree fell into a power line on Highway KK.


Residents in portions of Camden County were hunkered down in basements and storm shelters after a tornado warning was issued early Sunday night. Authorities say funnel clouds formed in Camden County but never actually touched down. There were reports of hail in Osage Beach and one downed tree fell on a power line on Highway KK.