Recently we updated you regarding the ongoing dispute between the former Camden county presiding commissioner Kris Franken and associate commissioner Cliff Luber over access to emails. Franken alleges Luber did not have permission to read his emails and redact any information. There are now new some developments in the situation as the case is now being handled by the Missouri attorney general’s office. Initially the highway patrol investigated the matter and then handed it over to the new Camden County prosecutor Michael Gilley, who also being an elected official thought it best to turn it over to the attorney general for his consideration.
A special presentation will be given prior to Tonight’s (Thursday) meeting of the Osage Beach board of alderman. Joe Driskill, executive director for the Leonard Wood Institute will speak about the proposed changes at Fort Leonard Wood and the potential impact that could have on the lake area. Today’s presentation will be held at Osage Beach city hall beginning at 5:30 pm.
KRMS has received several reports of accidents following the icy weather conditions that hit the lake area yesterday (wed). Accidents have been reported in Laclede County on route “AA” while in Miller County and accidents were reported on jade road and also on u.s. 54 at business 54. One wreck occurred in Morgan County on route “C” while an accident in Hickory County on highway 64 south of Nemo bridge and in Moniteau County on highway 5 were also reported. Several people were injured in the accidents mainly receiving minor to moderate injuries including a mother and her eleven year old daughter from Hickory County.
Several bills will be considered during tonight’s (Thursday’s) meeting of the Osage Beach board of alderman. One would authorize the mayor to execute an agreement with the Tri-County lodging association to provide an advertising program while another would amend the 2015 budget. In other business, the board will consider authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with Berkeley insurance to complete the city’s sidewalk improvement project and will also discuss potential agreements with the Missouri highways and transportation commission regarding sidewalk improvements; the transportation alternatives fund program and an amendment for the state block grant. Tonight’s meeting starts at 6:30 inside city hall.
Here’s a look at any closings or cancellations at the Lake as of 2/5
The following Schools are closed:
Climax Springs R-4
Maries County R-2
Morgan County R-1 (Stover)
The following schools are on snow routes:
The following businesses or non-profits are closed or cancelling activities:
Camdenton Senior Center
Lake Area Industries closed for all employees
The Small Business, Insurance and Industry committee recently debated the new Senate bill 44 which could change how criminal records are considered in the hiring process. KRMS Senate Communications Officer Dean Morgan has more
Morgan says the hearing is the first legislation of the year that is a direct result of the aftermath of the situation in Ferguson that happened last year.
At this time we are tracking a number of accident reports across the Lake area as the roads turn from bad to worse. According to the Lake area traffic reports site there are accidents on 135 near the Stover area where around 10-15 different vehicles are involved in multiple accidents. We also have reports of accidents on highway 17 and highway 87. We have reports of a few rollover accidents, one in Eldon near the highway 54 and business 54 area and highway 52 near Barnett, an accident at W-12, another at highway 42 exit ramp and highway 54 and a possible rollover accident with a person that may have been ejected at Y road and highway 54. Reports are showing that the individual has already been transported to an area hospital and that accident may have already been cleared. Area engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation Bob Lynch has told KRMS news that crews are out on all the area roadways pushing salt down but everyone is advising residents to stay off the roadways until they are treated properly and to use caution and drive slowly if they have to be out.