Two people are behind bars in Laclede County on drug charges. The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group, along with the Lebanon police department, have arrested an alleged drug dealer and a Lebanon woman after receiving an anonymous tip that they were distributing methamphetamine on the street. 41 year old Eric Shane Matthews is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and 18 year old Kesha Christine Knab is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Both are being held in the Laclede county jail.
Missouri cancer patients could soon find it more affordable to take chemotherapy pills. Governor Jay Nixon is expected to sign legislation Wednesday that would limit the amount of money patients could be charged for oral chemotherapy. Starting in January, the bill would impose an out-of-pocket limit of $75 for a thirty day supply. Many patients are currently charged thousands of dollars a year for oral chemotherapy which often has fewer side effects than intravenous therapy.
One person was injured in a two car accident Tuesday in Miller County. According to the Missouri state highway patrol, a pickup driven by 46 year old Thomas Shane of Eldon traveled off the right side of the roadway and collided with a parked vehicle and then left the scene. The highway patrol was able to identify Shane’s pickup as his license plate was found at the site of the crash. Shane received minor injuries in the accident and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The accident occurred on Doyle road just east of route FF
The Tiger Grant, what is it exactly? Recently it has become something of an interest in the lake community when it was announced that the Camden County Commission put it on Tuesday’s agenda. News director John Rogger has the story
The bridge department will be competing with several other projects across the state for this grant.
Talk about a hot button issue, at yesterday’s meeting of the Camden County commission, a local business owner, Theresa Townsend, spoke during the public comment section in what became a heated debate between her and Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken. Townsend accused Franken of not answering her questions sent in via email to which Franken responded:
Franken says he does not agree with her view of the situation:
The commission has had issues with Townsend recently regarding the planning and zoning department’s procedures when it came to upgrading her business.
The Camden County Commission discussed the proposed changes to the Unified Land Use Code at yesterday’s meeting. While they are still debating the exact wording, cost and changes that need to be made the discussion remains the same. Several business owners and residents where improperly zoned years ago when the Camden County planning and zoning department first opened its doors. Several suggestions have been brought up by 2nd district commissioner Cliff Luber including the idea of removing the $800 fees associated with the rezoning process. 3rd district Commissioner Beverly Thomas says it’s important that they get this right for the county
The Commission tabled any changes for a later date as they want to make sure all of the ideas and plans are presented and categorized properly before the changes are official.
As Heroin use continues to rise around the Lake of the Ozarks, a local ambulance district is gearing up for a rise in heroin overdoses. The Lake West Ambulance district has scheduled a drug training class on Wednesday, March 19th at the main station. During the class, EMS personnel will learn how to effectively administer help and how to keep personnel safe when dealing with someone using heroin.