Operation Dry Water Results in 10 Arrests for Boating While Intoxicated

Operation Dry Water will continue on all the major boating areas, this week. It’s a national campaign, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division says troopers will be trying to reduce impaired vessel operation by these high profile enforcement efforts. They had a sobriety checkpoint at the four mile mark of the Grand Glaize Arm of Lake of the Ozarks for two hours Saturday and checked 103 vessels. There were seven arrests for boating while intoxicated and 16 warnings were issued for safety violations. There was another checkpoint at Table Rock Lake, near point 7 at the Highway 13 Bridge. 71 boats were stopped, three boating while intoxicated arrests were made, 27 warnings were issued for safety violations.

Camdenton School District Board Meets This Morning to Vote on the Budget

The Camdenton School District Board of Education is meeting this morning, with the task of passing the budget for the next school year. Board members will vote on amendments, then Superintendent Tim Hadfield will present the budget for approval. It’s about a 45 million dollar spending plan. At the last meeting, the district was still about 130-thousand dollars away from a balanced budget. The Board may be moving some levy money from the capital improvements to incidentals to cover salaries.

Bed and Breakfast in the New Cole County Jail in Jefferson City

Jefferson City has an innovative way to raise money for a new jail. They’re having a grand opening special. Before the inmates move in, anyone who would like to check it out can book a night. Thirty dollars gets you dinner, an overnight in your own private cell and breakfast in the morning. Guests get a free booking photo and “Cole County Jail” T-shirt. The new sheriff’s office and jail is across from the courthouse and cost a about thirty million dollars to build.

Ameren Missouri Restored Monday Outage in Versailles

The last blast of storms knocked out the power for dozens of people in Morgan County. Ameren Missouri says everyone was back on line by last night, but more than 200 people experienced a power outage, yesterday, because the high winds knocked tree limbs onto power lines at Washington and Maple Streets. That blew fuses on an energized section of line.

Hot Weather Ahead

With all the rain and talk of flooding, you probably thought summer would never get here. But, it’s time to get the fans, wading pools and air conditioners ready. The heat wave starts tomorrow, with temperatures in the 90s, through the 4th of July. And, the heat index will rise above 100 degrees, especially Friday.

Another Voter Initiative

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan says two initiative petitions on citizen initiative petitions have met state standards for circulation. The ballot title for both of the petitions asks: Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to prohibit the repeal or amendment by the General Assembly of a statute enacted by citizen initiative passed by the voters of Missouri, except by either a three-fourths vote of the members of each house or a vote of the people through a referendum or unless such statute explicitly provides that the general assembly may repeal or amend it by a majority vote of the members of each house? Proponents of the initiative have until May 6th of next year to get signatures from registered voters.