Highway Patrol Seat Belt Safe with Carl Edwards




The Missouri highway patrol has teamed up with NASCAR driver Carl Edwards to help emphasize how important seat belt safety is in saving your life in an accident.




Carl Edwards with the Missouri Highway Patrol Pubic Safety Message




In 2011, a Missouri driver’s chance of being killed in a traffic crash if they were not wearing a seat belt was 42 times greater than that of a driver who was buckled up.



Camden County Road Closing for Repair Next Week

If the weather cooperates, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing a Camden County road next week so crews can begin repair work on culvert pipe.  Route B-B between Route 7 and Route H will be shut down from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon on Monday and Tuesday.  Traffic will be detoured around the work area.  For more information on this and other MoDOT projects, go  to modot.org/central

MSHP Looking for New Troopers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol might be looking for you.  If you are interested in becoming a state trooper, the Patrol is now testing to find new recruits.  The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply, and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri.  The application deadline is March 28, 2013. The selection process includes: a written test, a physical fitness for duty assessment, polygraph examination, background investigation, and oral interview board.  


Test locations and dates include:

Troop E,Poplar Bluff– March 9, 2013

Troop G, Willow Springs — March 16, 2013

Troop D,Springfield– March 23, 2013

Troop A,Lee’s Summit– April 6, 2013

Troop B,Macon– April 6, 2013

Troop I, Rolla — April 6, 2013

Troop C, Weldon Spring — April 13, 2013

Troop H,St. Joseph– April 13, 2013

General Headquarters (Jefferson City) April 20, 22, 24, and 26, 2013


To be eligible candidates must possess a minimum of 60 college credits, or two years of federal active duty military service with an honorable discharge, or two years of POST certified, full-time law enforcement experience at the time recruit training begins.

Interested persons can find out more about the qualifications by contacting a Patrol recruiter at telephone number 1-800-796-7000, or may apply online at www.motrooper.com.

Highway Patrol Says Inmate’s Death Not Suspicious

An investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol has determined that an inmate’s death at the Miller County Jail this week was not suspicious.  Sergeant Erik Eidson with the Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control says, “The investigation has been concluded and it was determined to be a suicide.  No foul play.”  22-year-old James Jensen of Eldon was found hanging in his cell Monday night.   Jensen had been in jail since early January when he was arrested for violating his probation following convictions last year on  burglary and car theft charges.

Prices Rising at the Pump

Gas prices are jumping at the pump.  Over the past week,   prices in the Lake area have increased by anywhere from 15 to 20 cents.  In some other places around Missouri,  gas prices have risen by as much as 30 cents.  Triple A says some of the blame is because of refinery issues in the northeast, west and south.  Refineries are also said to be at the start of their maintenance season.  Another reason is the recent increase in crude oil prices from 92 to 100 dollars a barrel. 

Lake Ozark Psychologist Sentenced to Prison

A Lake Ozark psychologist is going to prison for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of one million dollars.  67-year old Rhett McCarty was sentenced yesterday (WEDNESDAY) to three years in prison without parole.  He was also ordered to pay one million dollars in restitution to Medicaid and Medicare.  Prosecutors say between September of 2008 and April of 2012, McCarty sent claims to Medicare and Medicaid saying he provided service to 19 people.  He was paid more than one million dollars for those claims.  Last August, McCarty plead guilty to health care fraud and forgery.  

Rocky Mount Sewer District







Last night at the Rocky Mount sewer district’s meeting with the Department of Natural Resources and the save the Blue Springs Creek committee, the RMSD announced they’re moving the effluence


Mike Delong with Shlutz Engineering


But citizens along Blue Springs creek are still worried about the future and impact of the facility. Some of the possible new locations to release the effluence could include the Lake of the Ozarks. Chris miller is a resident in Rocky Mount and a member of the save the Blue Springs creek committee and she says we want to help


Resident Chris Miller’s Response


The next meeting for the RMSD will be on the last Wednesday of the month at the Rocky Mount lion’s club.