The city of Camdenton is conducting a smoke test of its sewer system this week in the southwestern part of the city. The test will help crews locate breaks or defects in the system. Testing began on Monday and weather permitting should be completed on Friday. Residents are advised to contact the city if they find smoke in their home as that could indicate dangerous sewer gases might be coming into the house. Sewer testing is required by the department of natural resources.
The comprehensive plan for the city of Camdenton will soon be updated. That’s according to City Administrator Jeff Hancock who says proposals from ten firms will be considered before making a final decision.
A number of areas will be addressed in the city’s plan including land use, transportation, economic development, housing, a community center and future growth.
Several people have been arrested over the past week by the Osage Beach Police Department. 24 year old Spencer Wood of Madison was picked up by police for assault in the third degree while 28 year old Megan Roberds was arrested for first degree burglary related to an alleged crime that occurred at Osage Beach Wal-Mart. Three others including a juvenile were also picked up by police for stealing from Wal-Mart, while 29 year old Jamie Harkness of Lebanon was arrested for possession of marijuana and probation violation and 19 year old Lucy Smith of Eldon was arrested for felony stealing.
Common core continues to make headlines both locally and statewide. According to the state’s education commissioner work is underway on a possible replacement for the controversial curriculum. The first work groups consisting of both teachers and parents met last week to begin developing new statewide standards. Common Core has been implemented for the current school year which set new criteria for English and math but it’s been criticized for a number of reasons including federal overreach and a one size fits all approach to education.
Firefighters from the Osage Beach, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton, Mid-County and Eldon Fire Departments battled a blaze Tuesday at the Palisades Village Commercial Complex. The fire broke out around 2:15 causing all occupants in the building to be evacuated. Sergeant Matt Schwenn from the Osage Beach Police Department was the first on the scene and told KRMS news that there were no injuries reported and everyone was able to get out. At this time it is unknown what caused the fire. A section of HWY KK was closed during for an hour during the blaze.
Firefighters from Osage Beach, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton and Eldon Fire Departments are battling a blaze at the Palisades Village Commercial Complex this afternoon. Fire broke out around 2:15 Tuesday afternoon causing all occupants in the building to be evacuated. Sergeant Matt Schwenn from Osage Beach Police was the first on hand and told KRMS news that there were no injuries reported and everyone was able to get out in time. Sergeant Arlyne Page says if you need to exit near KK, you won’t be able to for a while
At this time it is unknown what caused the fire. Your alternate exits to avoid KK are Nichols Road and Key Largo.
The suspect that sent law enforcement on a week long manhunt across the Lake of the Ozarks last year was back in court Monday. 24 year old Brian Adkison was supposed to go on trial starting next week, however his lawyer asked for a continuance. Adkison is facing numerous charges in several counties including kidnapping, domestic assault, forcible rape and burglary. He was originally incarcerated in the Caldwell County jail on suspicion of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend but escaped in August of 2013. Prosecutors say his trial is expected to last four days. However, a new trial date has not yet been set.
A bi-partisan group of State Representatives will hold its first public hearing Wednesday at the State Capital regarding the Highway Patrol’s Water Division. The move comes after the drowning of a 20 year old Iowa man at the Lake of the Ozarks in May. The group will review the way the division is managed, the training received by troopers and the overall cost benefit the state has realized from the merger of the Water Patrol with the State Highway Patrol. A second public hearing is scheduled for October 14th at Osage Beach City Hall.