Men Charged After Buffalo Break In

Two Bolivar men are facing burglary and stealing charges after a break in at a Buffalo convenience store.

Twenty-six year old Justin Jackman and 33-year old Christopher Cornelius are jailed after a hole was found tunneled through the back wall of the Eagle Stop on Tuesday morning. Checks and cash were taken from a safe in the overnight burglary.

Jackman also faces three other charges from stealing incidents in Polk and Dade counties.

Citizens Academy Offered by Area Police

Five area Law Enforcement Agencies are teaming up to sponsor a Citizen’s Academy starting in February. The purpose of the 8-week academy is to give residents served by the Camdenton Police, Camden County Sheriff, Lake Ozark Police, Linn Creek Police, and Osage Beach Police an idea of what they do from “Taking the Call” to “Enforcement Efforts.” You can get an application from one of the agencies involved. Only 20 applicants will be accepted, and you have to have yours in no later than January 3rd.

Search Continues for Missing Cole Camp Teen

Area police are still looking for Savannah Stetzenbach. The 14-year old’s been missing from Cole Camp since Sunday night. When her mother went to wake her up Monday morning, she was gone. Savannah’s described as 5-foot-5, 120 pounds with short, light blond hair with faint red highlights. Her parents believe there’s a boy involved. The Benton County Sheriff’s in charge of the case, but Sedalia and Marshall Police along with the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department are pitching in. If you have information, call the Benton County Sheriff 660-438-5252.

Holiday Bicycle Plan in Linn Creek

The joy of riding a bicycle. That’s something Linn Creek Police and Advantage Metals Recycling want to give to other this holiday season. They do need your help. They’ve teamed up to help local charities give refurbished used bicycles to children through adults for the holidays and all year long. Here’s where you come in–they need used bikes and parts to get started. Bikes and parts can be delivered to Advantage Metals Recycling during normal business hours. Police Chief Trevor Dowdney and Jason Ling, who runs the recycling facility, will then take care of getting the bikes ready for kids and families in need.

Iberia Woman Dies After Vehicle Crosses Centerline

A head on accident on Highway 17 Wednesday afternoon kills an Iberia woman.

At quarter to four, 23-year old Megan Meredith was driving her 2005 Jeep north on 17 just north of Rock Sand Road. The Jeep crossed the centerline and hit a southbound 2002 International truck.

Meredith was wearing a seat belt and suffered fatal injuries. 58-year old Stephen Gladden of Iberia, the driver of the truck, was belted in and suffered minor injuries.

This is fatality number 55 for Highway Patrol Troop F in 2011.

Woman Injured After Vehicle Hits School Bus

A Chevy hits a school bus yesterday, leaving the driver of the Chevy pinned in her car.

At three thirty yesterday afternoon 24 year old Tiffany Cochran of Macks Creek was headed south on Route N just north of Hofrichter Drive. Cochran’s Chevy crossed the centerline and hit the bus head on.

Cochran, who was not wearing a seat belt, was trapped in the vehicle which was partially under the bus. Crews were able to free the woman and she was lifeflighted to St. John’s in Springfield with serious injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the driver of the bus and an unspecified number of children who were on the bus were uninjured.

Blunt May Change Strategy to Change Definitions

A change to definitions in the Federal Power Act could become a stand alone bill from Missouri’s junior senator.

Roy Blunt added two amendments to the energy and water appropriations bill, one which adds private property into the definitions of what the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates. Blunt says FERC needs to recognize everything on the shoreline not just public use.

With no action yet on the amendments, Blunt may put the definition amendment into a stand alone bill. The second amendment Blunt introduced deals with the 662 elevation and Ameren’s plans to move the project boundary to accommodate encroaching structures.