Individual Jailed After Month Long Investigation

An unidentified 24 year old is in the Camden County jail after a month long investigation leads to marijuana.

The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and county deputies served a warrant Tuesday on the 100 block of Velvet Drive and found a pound of marijuana valued at $9,000, three weapons, and $300 in cash.

Once formal charges are made a name will be released.

Highway Realignment Plan Passed to MoDOT

Plans to realign TT, MM and F are moving forward after a grant application is completed by the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments.

The $14,000,000+ plan would create a new straighter road in the hopes of connecting the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge and Route 242 to Highway 5 in Sunrise Beach. Council of Local Governments Chairman Chuck Chorpening says the Tiger 3 grant application will eventually go to the U.S. Department of Transportation after it makes its way through the state.

Monday’s meeting did not have a quorum, a fact that Chorpening says is unfortunate due to the access that attendance provides.

The council is made up of representatives from Laclede, Camden, Morgan and Miller counties.

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.