Several residents across the Ozarks will be leaving (have left) their porch lights on overnight in memory of a young girl taken one year ago this Wednesday. The nationwide movement called “Porch lights for Hailey” was started by an area mother wanting to show support for the Owens family who’s daughter Hailey Owens was kidnapped and murdered while walking in her own neighborhood. Last year she organized a candlelight vigil in her name, this year she’s reaching out through Facebook and other sources to get the word out about the Porch lighting for a little girl who didn’t need to die. Residents are also recommended to wear purple and pink, which where her favorite colors. Owen’s kidnapper Craig Wood was arrested and is awaiting his time in court something this year.
Extremely cold temperatures are expected tonight across the ozarks and that affects area roadways. Missouri Department of Transportation maintenance superintendent Kent Bohan tells KRMS news that when the temperatures are that low, salt on the roadways just isn’t enough
A wind chill advisory is in effect for the KRMS listening area as temperatures are expected to get down to around 2 above overnight.
An Osage Beach woman is now staying with relatives after her home caught fire earlier this week. Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 1100 block of Runabout drive on Monday. There were no injuries reported and the Red Cross is now assisting the woman with comfort kits and personal hygiene items.
Three people were recently arrested by the Osage Beach police department. According to the department’s weekly summary, 25 year old Courtney Norman of Osage Beach was arrested for felony domestic assault while 24 year old Eric Hunter also of Osage Beach was picked up for third degree domestic assault. 28 year old Amanda Catron was arrested for first degree burglary at Wal-Mart.
The Following schools are closed:
Children’s Learning Center of Camdenton
Climax Springs R-4
Laclede R-1 & C-5
Macks Creek R-5
Maries R-1 & R-2
Ozark Technical College, Lebanon Campus
Visitation Inter-Parish in Vienna
The following schools are running snow routes:
The following businesses or events are closed or cancelled:
Camdenton Senior Center
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Angela Anderson, whose two children died at the Lake of the Ozarks in July of 2012 is taking her case before the state supreme court tomorrow (Wednesday). Anderson’s 14 year old daughter and 8 year old son were electrocuted while swimming and then drowned. In 2013 she filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Morgan County against Ameren Missouri, alleging the company was negligent resulting in the children’s deaths. Following a back and forth battle, Anderson’s recent appeal was denied under the recreational use act. She is now taking her case before the state’s highest court claiming that because Ameren charges fees for dock permits, they should not be protected under that state statute.