A family of four has been displaced after their home caught fire in Gravois Mills earlier this week. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 3100 block of highway 135 on Tuesday. There were no injuries reported and the family, consisting of two adults and two children is now staying with relatives and receiving assistance from the Red Cross.
The results are in from this year’s click it or ticket campaign conducted by the Osage Beach police department. A total of 30 vehicles were stopped which led to a felony arrest, one DWI arrest, three hazardous moving citations, and several non-hazardous moving citations along with 17 written warnings. The Osage Beach police department joined other law enforcement agencies in taking part in the statewide mobilization on February 20th.
The only clinic in Missouri that performs abortions could be subject to an annual inspection by the state’s health department under a bill that’s been approved by the house. Yesterday (Wednesday) the house voted 119 to 35 approving the measure that supporters say will ensure women’s safety is protected. According to one state lawmaker, a 2013 inspection found several safety violations at the St. Louis clinic which is run by Planned Parenthood. The bill now goes to the senate for consideration.
Several things were discussed during last night’s (Tuesday) meeting of the Lake Ozark board of alderman. An ordinance was approved that allows the city to address changes in state law that limits the city’s regulation of wireless communication facilities. The ordinance will insure that structures are built to code and are consistent with zoning and proper land use requirements. In other business, the board passed a motion to reschedule the public hearing on the closure of fish haven road for March 10th, approved a resolution allowing the city administrator to execute a qualified reimbursement certificate to generate payment for certain public improvements within the eagles landing community improvement district and approved the first reading of a bill that amends the engineering agreement regarding sewer improvements.
Another mistrial has been declared in the case against a Columbia man that led authorities on a manhunt across the lake area in 2013. A judge declared a mistrial yesterday (Tuesday) for Brian Adkison who is charged with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, domestic assault and violation of protection order in Caldwell County. The case had been moved to Livingston County on a change of venue request. The judge has not yet explained why a mistrial was declared. In January, Adkison received a mistrial in Boone County on two of the three counts he faced which included rape, burglary and deviate sexual assault. Authorities allege Adkison kidnapped his ex-girlfriend, raped her and escaped from jail. He then fled to Ohio where he was apprehended and brought back to Missouri.
Reaction continues to come in regarding this year’s Lake Area Mardi Gras pub crawl. Event organizer Jeff Carroll says attendance was down a little due to the weather, but overall it was a great time for participants.
Carroll says they’re already looking forward to next year’s event.
A fundraiser for this year’s passport to the parkway for the west end of the Grand Glaize bridge is taking place tomorrow (Thursday). That’s according to passport to the parkway committee member Phyllis Marose who says they’re excited about this year’s big event scheduled for spring.
Tomorrow’s fundraiser for this year’s event is being held at J. Bruners from 5 to 8 pm.