Van Note Murder Suspect in Court

A suspect in a 2010 Sunrise Beach murder case is due in court on Monday afternoon.  Stacy Dory of Shawnee, Kansas is scheduled to be in a Boone County court room on Monday afternoon for a hearing.  Dory’s attorney filed for a continuance in the case last week.  Dory is charged with second degree murder and forgery in the death of William Van Note.  Van Note was found shot and stabbed in his Sunrise Beach home in October of 2010.  He was taken to a Columbia hospital where authorities say Dory, along with her husband Desre and Van Note’s daughter Susan allegedly forged a do not resuscitate order.  Van Note died a few days later.  Dory’ trial was supposed to start last December and is now scheduled to start next Tuesday.  She remains free on bond. 

Road Work – Week of April 8th

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic.

Route KK between Route 54 and Osage Beach Parkway – Roadway maintenance will take place today through Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route TT between Route F and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today through Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

MILLER COUNTY

Route 54 bridge over the Osage River east of Wood River Road – Bridge rehabilitation in the westbound lanes continues. One lane will be open through the work area.

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening work continues. One lane will be open, and a pilot car will guide traffic through the work area.

Route 54 between Route FF and River Road – Roadside maintenance in the eastbound and westbound lanes will take place today through next Thursday, April 18th. One eastbound and one westbound lane will be open through the work area.

Route 52 at Pace Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place today through  April 18th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 52 between Route 17 and Woods Road – Culvert pipe replacement will take place today through  April 18th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route BB between Route 42 and Route 133 – Roadside maintenance will take place Thursday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 17th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

MORGAN COUNTY

Route 52 between Newton Street and Fairground Road in Versailles – Roadside maintenance will take place today and tomorrow. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 5 between Route 52 and Jefferson Road in Versailles – Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday and Thursday.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Fire Damages Ozark Opry

An investigation is underway into the cause of Sunday’s fire that damaged the historic Ozark Opry building in Osage Beach.  The fire was first reported shortly after 11 a.m. by an Osage police officer   When firefighters arrived, they found flames had burned through the front part of the roof, damaging the iconic Ozark Opry sign.  Osage Beach Fire Protection District, Lake Ozark Fire Protection District, Eldon Fire Department and Mid County Fire Protection District all responded to the scene.  It took them about two hours to get the fire in the attic under control.  Firefighters cut through part of the metal roof to release smoke trapped inside the building.  Despite heavy smoke and water damage, the building remains structurally sound, according to authorities.  The Ozark Opry, a popular live entertainment venue for over 50 years, has been closed since 2005.

Iberia Home Burns

A fire in Miller County has left  one person homeless.  The fire happened Friday at a home on Brushy Fork Road in Iberia.  According to a spokesman for the Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross, the agency is assisting the victim with financial resources to purchase food and clothing.

Firefighters Win Guns and Hoses Game

Lake Ozark’s firefighters beat the Police Department 53-23 in the third annual  “Guns and Hoses” charity basketball game Friday night. Proceeds go to the Fire Protection District’s “Shop with a Fireman” program and the police department’s Kids Academy.  It’s the third year in a row the firefighters beat the cops.

Three Hurt in Head-On Collision

Three people were taken to the hospital after a head-on crash on Hwy 5 just north of Santa Fe Road in Morgan County Friday afternoon.  According to the Highway Patrol,  a pickup driven by 44-year-old Eric Stringer of Gravois Mills crossed the center line and struck an SUV driven by 42-year-old Lisa Van Lerberg of Shawnee, Kansas.   Both drivers were seriously injured.  Stringer was airlifted to University Hospital in Columbia. The Highway Patrol says he wasn’t wearing a seat belt.   Van Lerberg and her husband, who sustained minor injuries, were taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.  Both vehicles were totaled and highway was closed while the wreckage was cleared.