Ten people have been arrested over the past week by the Morgan county sheriff’s office. According to the department’s weekly report, deputies responded to a variety of calls including two sexual offenses, one residential burglary, seven for stealing, one for domestic violence and one for illegal drugs. It was also reported there are currently 155 inmates in the county jail.
The community blood center of the Ozarks says it running dangerously low on blood, specifically “O” negative. A spokesman for the center says “O” negative is extremely important as only 6% of the population has that particular blood type. One of the reasons for the recent shortage has been the inclement weather across the Ozarks as blood drives at area schools have had to be canceled when they’ve canceled because of snow and ice. To find out when and where area blood drives are being held go to cbco.org.
Area business owners are not happy with the military’s proposal to cut 5,400 military and civilian jobs at Fort Leonard Wood. The consensus is the cuts would pose a serious threat to their livelihoods and hurt the area economy. Congress has until the end of September to finalize the 2016 budget which will determine how many more jobs the fort could lose in the near future. A recent listening session at the base saw over two thousand people come out and voice their opposition to the proposed job cuts.
Some local students may soon have the opportunity to say the Pledge of Allegiance a little more often. A bill that would allow public school students to say the pledge of allegiance every day in school rather than once a week is under consideration. This past week house bill 499 passed by a vote of 9 to 0 in committee and will be headed on the house floor in about a week. Supporters of the bill say it doesn’t force anyone to say the pledge, it just allows them the opportunity to do so each day.
A Senate bill intended to fix issues with the state’s student transfer law could cost more than $200 million dollars to implement next fiscal year. That’s according to legislative researchers. The bill would give students in struggling schools more options to transfer to better performing ones within their district. Some of the more expensive provisions could threaten the bill’s chances of passing at a time when Governor Nixon is already restricting spending because of slow revenue growth. The house has passed a similar bill without as many pricey provisions that’s estimated to cost around $13.5 million dollars next fiscal year.
Gone. It’s simply gone. As of yesterday morning anyone trying to access the Camden county commission’s new Facebook page are pretty much out of luck as it appears to have been deleted. Earlier this year, Commissioner Cliff Luber informed the media that a new Facebook page was to be created for the Camden County Commission to better share what was going on with the public more accurately but as of today it’s just not there anymore. It is unknown where it went or why it has been taken down as there has not been any “official” release on the matter at this time.
Six people were arrested over the past week by the Camdenton police department. According to their weekly report, two individuals were arrested for possession of Marijuana, 20 year old Micah Jenkins of Lees Summit and 20 year old Scott Lee Wilson Jr of Platte city. 18 year old Austin Tabor was arrested for a warrant out of Pulaski County for a failure to appear. Two others, 28 year old Cody Stone of Gatewood and 25 year old Klarissa Isbell from Independence where arrested for Possession of a Controlled substance while 27 year old Brighton resident Zachary Duncan was picked up for driving while suspended, failure to license vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. The department handled 26 calls for service between February 25th to March the 3rd.