The Osage Beach Police Department says two people were arrested for alleged shoplifting from Target over the holiday weekend. 52-year-old Carol A. Meredith of Iberia was charged with Felony Shoplifting on Saturday (4) and 42-year-old Laurie L. Jett of Linn Creek was charged with Misdemeanor Shoplifting on Sunday (5)…
The Missouri Highway Patrol’s D-W-I Saturation results have been announced. The event covered Friday (3) night to Saturday (4) morning in the Lake area. Police report there were three D-W-I arrests, one speeding violation, two seat belt violations, one uninsured motorist violation, three non-moving violations, one hazardous moving violation and one felony warrant arrest. 32 vehicles were stopped and 51 warnings issued…
Laclede County Judge Kenneth Hayden has ruled that a new trial date will be set for the Morgan County mother who faces murder charges in the death of her 3 year old son. Jamie Litton is getting a new trial date due to the fact that she is pregnant. Litton became pregnant while in jail after a male inmate was sent in to her cell unguarded to unclog a toilet. No word yet as to when her murder trial will begin. She may also receive a change of venue in the case.
A Monroe City woman was injured following an incident on the Lake Sunday afternoon at the 11.6 mile marker. The Highway Patrol’s Water Division reports a 1993 Webbcraft runabout operated by 60 year old Marvin Hathaway struck a wake causing his wife, 55 year old Waunita Hathaway to become airborne. She then landed back in her seat resulting in moderate injuries. Hathaway was taken by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital for treatment.
Missouri drivers are still not buckling up like they should. That’s according to MODOT, which reports 64% of people who have died on state roads this year were not wearing their seat belts. A study done last year found 87% of drivers nationwide buckle up while only 79% of Missourians do so. MODOT Area Engineer Bob Lynch says the numbers are even worse when it comes to teen drivers.
MODOT says one way to possibly increase seatbelt usage would be to pass a primary seat belt law which would allow police to pull over and ticket unbelted drivers. Currently Missouri has a secondary law which allows police to ticket a driver for not wearing a seatbelt only if they were pulled over for something else such as speeding.
Governor Jay Nixon has signed a bill that will give parents of stillborn children a tax exemption. Starting in January, the measure will allow parents to deduct $1,200 from their taxable income for each stillborn child. A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth will be needed. The Bill, which was signed on Monday also provides incentives for the Department of Revenue to issue tax refunds earlier. Tax refunds must be issued 45 days after a return is filed instead of 90 days. After 45 days the state will have to pay interest on money owed.
An Eldon man was killed in an accident on Friday (3), one of two fatalities involving area residents over the July Fourth weekend. Police say 56-year-old Terry L. Trusley died when a vehicle pulled from a median crossover on U.S. Highway 63 in front of the motorcycle he was driving. Trusley applied his brakes, went into a skid, and struck the right side of the other vehicle. The crash occurred in Randolph County at Route “NN” in Renick. Trusley was ejected from the motorcycle. Trusley was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile 28-year-old Gregory A. Barkwell of Lake Ozark was killed on Sunday (5) when the vehicle he was driving went off the right side of the roadway on Route “E” north of Roscoe in Saint Clair County. Barkwell was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. Barkwell was declared dead at the scene.
Altogether, ten people were killed on Missouri highways this past holiday weekend…