Road Work This Week

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. Much of the work currently taking place will not affect traffic. However occasional lane closures on the bridge are likely, as crews work alongside the bridge.

MILLER COUNTY

Route 42 between Route 17 and Route 134 – Shoulder widening continues. Periodic lane closures are likely, and motorists are advised to use caution through the area. The project is scheduled for completion in July, 2013.

Route 52 bridge over Route 54 – Bridge maintenance will take place today thru Monday, December 10th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route A between Route 17 and Route 42 – Culvert pipe replacement and roadside maintenance will take place today thru Friday, December 14th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

MORGAN COUNTY

Route 135 between Route 5 and Route 50 – Roadside maintenance will take place today and tomorrow. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route W between Route 5 and the Miller County line – Roadside maintenance will take place Wednesday thru Friday.

Fire Destroys Sunrise Beach Home

Fire has destroyed another house in Sunrise Beach. Firefighters were called to 109 Weems Drive shortly after 10 a.m. for a natural cover fire threatening nearby structures, according to Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Chief Dennis Reilly:

Upon arrival, Reilly says they found the structure already well involved, and the house was a total loss:

The homeowner had apparently tried to put out the fire with a garden hose before calling 9-1-1:

According to Chief Reilly, there were no injuries.

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Fire has destroyed another house in Sunrise Beach. Firefighters were called to an address on Beachwood Drive this morning for a natural cover fire threatening nearby structures. When they arrived, it had already spread and the house was in flames.

Three Arrested in Camden County Meth Lab Bust

Three arrests, and a Meth Lab taken down in a narcotics investigation involving the Camden County Narcotics Unit and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group. The seizure and arrests were made in the 300 Block of Alta Drive in Roach. The suspects have been identified as 27-year old Danielle Porter 25-year old Jamie Ash, and 23-year old Denver Cunningham. All face felony drug charges and are being held on $10,000 bond each. .

UPDATE: Powerball Winning Ticket Sold in Kansas City Area

One of the winning tickets in the Powerball drawing is from the Show Me State. Powerball officials say there were two winning tickets in last night’s drawing. Missouri Lottery officials say the ticket was sold in the Kansas City region. The name of the actual store will be released later today. Officials say a one million dollar ticket winner was sold at a store in Joplin and another in Kansas City. The Missouri winner has 180 days to claim this prize, which would be May 27, 2013. The winner can select to get the jackpot prize in 30 payments over 29 years (annuity) or in one lump-sum payment. If no choice is made in 60 days, the jackpot is automatically paid in 30 payments. The winning numbers from last night’s Powerball drawing are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29, and the Powerball was 6.

Fire Damages Sunrise Beach Business

No one is injured but a building is damaged after a fire in Sunrise Beach. The Fire Protection District says the blaze broke out Tuesday night at Ship and Shape Fitness in the 17 thousand block of North Highway 5. Crews arrived and found a fire on the second floor balcony. Assisted by Gravois Fire Protection District firefighters and Sunrise Beach Police, the blaze was put out before it could spread to the rest of the building. The balcony suffered heavy damage, but damage to the rest of the business was limited. Officials say the cause of the fire has been determined to be incendiary and is being investigated by the Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Fire Marshall and the State Fire Marshall’s office.

New Ward Map in Lake Ozark

New ward boundaries in the city of Lake Ozark are now officially in place. By a vote of six to nothing at their meeting last night, the Board of Alderman voted to pass an ordinance that changed the boundaries of the wards and adopted an official ward map drawn by Harms, Inc. The board also passed a resolution that authorized the city to deposit into its general revenue account sales tax money that is expected to be generated from Phase Two of the Eagles Landing TIF plan. An ordinance was also passed setting up a mutual aid agreement with the Lake Ozark Fire Protection District concerning building code inspections.