Fire Damages Home in Sunrise Beach

One house is damaged, but another is saved after a fire in Sunrise Beach.  Sunrise Beach Fire Chief Dennis Riley says the blaze broke out on Thursday afternoon at a resident in the Crane Cove area.  He says fire fighters had water issues trying to put out the blaze.  Riley says that they are calling the fire accidental at this time but a full investigation is underway.

Miller County Crash Sends One to Hospital and Another to Jail

A two vehicle accident in Miller County leaves one person in the hospital and another in jail.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says the crash happened on Wednesday afternoon on Route W two miles north of Greer Road.  A vehicle driven by 20-year old Carson Sheffield of Lake Ozark crossed the center-line and hit a pick up driven by 64-year old Terry Slider of Versailles.  Slider’s truck went off the road and into a ditch.  He was taken to a hospital with moderate injuries.  The Highway Patrol says Sheffield left the scene and was arrested about three hours later.  He is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, failing to drive on the right half of the road and no license.  Sheffield was taken to the Miller County Jail.

Truck and Trailer Go Into Lake of the Ozarks

No one is injured after a truck and boat trailer end up in the Lake of the Ozarks.  On Monday night, Sunrise Beach fire fighters were called to the Villages after a mechanical failure caused a man to lose control of his truck.  The truck and trailer rolled down a boat ramp and into the lake.  The man was able to get out of the truck before it and the trailer went completely underwater.  A member of the Mid County Fire Protection District dive team went into the water and hooked a cable onto the truck and it was pulled out of the water.  Sunrise Beach fire fighters, the Mid County Fire dive team and the Missouri Highway Patrol were all on the scene.

Suspicious Fire Does Damage in Lake Ozark

Lake Ozark firefighters were kept busy in the early morning hours this morning. They were called to a structure fire at 1331 School Rd. Upon arrival they found the garage, a trailer and shed on fire. The fire was quickly brought under control with the assistance of area agencies. The good news is that the residence was saved and no damage was reported. The current cause of the fire is still under investigation and fire officials do believe it is suspicious in nature. We will follow this story.

Van Note Murder Trial Delay

It will be 2014 before one of the three suspects in a Sunrise Beach murder case will be in court.  45-year old Susan Van Note of Lees Summit is charged with first degree murder and forgery in the death of her father William Van Note.  He was found shot and stabbed inside his Sunrise Beach home in October of 2010.  William later died at a Columbia hospital.  Prosecutors say Susan along with two other suspects, 43-year old Desre and Stacy Dory of Shawnee, Kansas forged a document that took William off of life support.  No trial date has been set for Susan Van Note but it could happen in April, May or June of next year.  She remains free on bond.

Boating While Intoxicated Arrests on the Lake and the River

Five people are arrested for boating while intoxicated during a Marine Operation Saturation on the Lake of the Ozarks and the Osage River.  Two arrests were made on July 19th in Morgan County, two on July 20th in Camden County and one was made on the Osage River last Saturday.  A total of 40 boats were stopped over the three day operation.  Troopers issued 62 warnings and issued 13 summonses for various marine violations.


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