Suspect in Custody After Shooting in Eldon

One suspect is in custody after a shots fired call and a domestic dispute in Eldon.  On Tuesday night, officers responded to the report of a man that had been shot in the leg.  Police arrived and did not find a victim but did discover a shot in the ground.  Officers found out that there had been a dispute between two men and a woman.  The suspect had left before officers arrived.  The unidentified suspect was found early on Wednesday morning and is now in the Miller County Jail.  Eldon Police say the name will not be released until arrest warrants have been issued.

Brumley Family Loses Home to Fire

A family of three is receiving assistance from the Heart of Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross after a fire destroyed their home in Brumley.  The fire happened last Thursday at the home on Millcreek Road.  On Tuesday, two Camden County volunteers met with the family, who did not know that assistance was available from the Red Cross.  Financial resources were provided to the family to buy food and clothing.  The family was also given referrals to other agencies. 

Lake Ozark Board of Alderman Meet Tuesday Night

Collective bargaining for city employees and an ordinance about parades and parade routes are on the agenda Tuesday night for the Lake Ozark Board of Alderman meeting.  The collective bargaining ordinance would create a new chapter of the Lake Ozark Municipal Code.  The board will also be discussing an ordinance that would provide regulations for parades and related activities in the city.  No action is planned on this measure.  A special event permit for Lake Race 2013 is also on the agenda.  The Lake Ozark Board of Alderman will meet Tuesday night at 6:00 at Lake Ozark City Hall.

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts Next Week

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office will be joining with statewide law enforcement from Monday, May 20th to Tuesday, June 2nd for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization to crack down on seat belt violations.  Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.  Sheriff Jim Petty says everyday someone in Missouri dies because they weren’t buckled up.  He says they will be pulling out the stops to make sure drivers are wearing their seat belts.  For information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit

Lake of the Ozarks Blues & BBQ This Weekend at Bagnell Dam

If you’re into blues and barbeque then you’ll want to be a part of the Lake of the Ozarks Blues and Barbeque festival this weekend at the Bagnell Dam Strip. The owner of Midwest Grills and More, Jeff Hail, says this event will be huge:

Jeff Hail on the event

On Saturday the public can actually get tickets to pick the people’s choice awards which could help a few of the competitors make it to some national events across the country

Jeff Hail on the winners going to national finals

There will be all kinds of activities on Friday and Saturday:

Jeff Hail on the activities

For more info visit

Lake Area Road Work — Week of May 13th

Mowing of right of way and striping of roadways are under way in various locations. Motorists should travel with care and be alert to slow-moving equipment along the roadside.



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. However, traffic could be stopped briefly to allow equipment to be moved.



Ameren UE will temporarily close Bagnell Dam on Business Route 54 today to perform survey work, weather permitting. The dam will be closed to traffic between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during the closure.

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. The entire project is scheduled for completion in late May.

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening work continues.
* Crews are currently working to build dirt embankments along the roadway, causing one lane to be closed. A pilot car will guide traffic through the work area.
Asphalt paving of the roadway and shoulders is scheduled to begin this week.
A width restriction of 10 feet will be in place between Route C and the city of Osage Beach beginning the week of this week. The project is scheduled for completion in late June.

Route 52 between Route E and Brushy Creek Road – Roadside maintenance will take place today. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route C between Route JJ and Keyes School Road – Roadside maintenance will take place today. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.



Route 52 between the north Route 5 junction and the south Route 5 junction – Roadside maintenance will take place today through May 23rd.  One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Co-Mo Connect Starts Phase One Construction

Construction will begin this week on Phase One of Co-Mo Electric Cooperative’s new Co-Mo Connect network, bringing fiber-to-the-home high-speed Internet, television and telephone to its members.

Co-Mo Connect

Co-Mo spokesman John Agliata says Phase One of the Co-Mo Connect network covers much of the cooperative’s Lake District, as well as its service territory from Tipton to just west of Jefferson City.  Members in the areas that had the highest percentage of signups during a pre-sales period that ended last month will be the first to get the service, and should be online by the end of the summer.

Phase One includes Lake area

Co-Mo Connect will eventually be available to Co-Mo’s entire service area:

service will be offered to all Co-Mo members

Agliata says Phase One construction is expected to take about a year.   The entire network is expected to be completed at the end of four years.