LO Sets Meeting To Talk Final Sewer Improvements

Lake Ozark is making progress as it makes state mandated sewer improvements.

Last night the board approved the January date for the latest meeting looking at the final steps in the sewer construction. City Administrator Dave Van Dee says the city will meet on the tenth to hear about the final work needed.

Van Dee says with environmental meetings and rate discussions the city could be done with everything including the state mandates in the next few years.

The city was taken to court by the state back in 2008 for a series of issues with the system that led to overflows.

Camdenton Man Arrested by SWAT After Domestic Dispute

A Camdenton man is facing domestic violence and assault charges after an incident Monday.

Camden, Morgan, and Pulaski County SWAT members took 35-year old James Michael Kochera into custody at a home south of Camdenton late Monday evening.

The Camdenton man allegedly threatened a girlfriend with a weapon in the home. Authorities seized weapons, illegal drugs, and paraphernalia inside the house with more charges expected for Kochera.

Take Extra Care on Black Wednesday

Young adults and Thanksgiving travelers are being asked to watch their alcohol consumption this “Black Wednesday.”

Over the past three years teens and young adults have made up more than half of road fatalities. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain Tim Hull says college celebrations can lead to excessive drinking.

Mother Against Drunk Driving says tonight is more dangerous for young adults than senior prom or graduation.

McCaskill Wants Formal Probe of Problems at Dover Base Mortuary

Following reports of “gross mismanagement” of the remains of fallen troops at the Dover Air Force Base mortuary, Senator Claire McCaskill wants an investigation of the Air Force Inspector General, and a halt to any retaliation against whistleblowers who brought the revelations to light. McCaskill says any “reprisal against a federal whistleblower is unacceptable.” She was in front of the Congressional effort last year to turn things around at Arlington National Cemetery after reports of unmarked and mismarked graves of veterans.

Former Luetkemeyer Intern Arrested in Cairo Protests

One of the three American students being detained in Cairo after allegedly throwing Molotov cocktails at Egyptian security forces is from Missouri and previously worked as an intern for Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer.

Nineteen-year-old Derrik Sweeney, from Jefferson City, was attending Georgetown University and has been in Egypt since August, according to his sister, Nicole. She says she hasn’t spoken with her brother but has been in contact with the U.S. Embassy and officials at Georgetown University and the American University in Cairo.

County Invokes Coordination, Looks at Shoreline Management

Camden County has invoked the coordination process.

Presiding Commissioner Kris Franken made the announcement over the weekend at the Ameren town hall, saying that federal agencies are required to sit down with local leaders by law.

The coordination requirement is part of the Federal Land Policy Management Act of 1976. Franken says the goal is an equal say with agencies like the EPA, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, MoDNR, and Missouri Department of Conservation.

Franken said if there was consistency issues like the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would never arise.

The presiding commissioner says the county is also looking at Chapter 64 of the Missouri Revised Statutes.

Franken says the law in Chapter 64 would require a long process of local implementation.

End of Parkway Access to Expressway Still in Flux

The construction that is forcing eastbound drivers off of the Osage Beach Parkway onto Case Road to get to the expressway could be wrapped up by the end of the week.

Bob Lynch with MoDOT said yesterday on the Ozarks this Morning that the construction on the opposite end of the 54 expressway has changed with access being shut off at Key Largo.

Eastbound 54 Expressway drivers wanting to access businesses along the Osage Beach Parkway west of KK will have to access at KK.

The west end construction should be wrapped up in several weeks.

The western construction should be wrapped up in several weeks.