Tuscumbia Man Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery

David Krzysik of Tuscumbia pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of bank robbery and a count of carrying a firearm in relation to a crime of violence. The charges involve the March 15th robbery of First State Bank in Iberia. Authorities say Krzysik also allegedly tried to hold up Central Trust Bank in Tuscumbia. Krzysik is subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in federal prison without parole, and a maximum life without parole.

High Voter Turnout Predicted for Tuesday’s Election

The Secretary of State’s Office says 72 percent of Missouri’s registered voters are predicted to cast ballots in the November 6th general election. The estimate is a compilation of local turnout predictions submitted by county clerks around the state.

In the Lake area, Miller County clerk Clayton Jenkins says he predicts a turnout of 70 percent:

Camden County Clerk Rowland Todd is predicting “75-80 percent”:

And, in Morgan County, clerk Cathy Daniels expect a 75 percent turnout at the polls:

All county clerks offices will be open on Saturday, for in-person absentee voting. Today is the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot.

Five Arrested After Osage Beach Drug Raid

A drug raid in Osage Beach leads to the arrest of five people. The Camden County Sheriff’s Department says deputies and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group officers served a warrant in the six thousand block of Shadow Circle. A synthetic cannabinoid lab with a street value of 100 thousand dollars, along with three firearms and 18 hundred dollars in cash were seized. 20-year old Micah Schlicht, 22-year old Zacharia Anderson, 23-year old William Dismang, 19-year old Jorey Anderson and 42-year old Chadwick Schlicht were taken into custody. All five are charged with manufacture and production of a controlled substance. They are being held at the Camden County Jail on cash only bonds of 50 thousand dollars each.

Betty Anne McCaskill, 1928-2012

Betty Anne McCaskill, mother of Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has died at age 84. McCaskill, a political trailblazer in her own right, died Monday at her home in St. Louis after a long struggle with heart and kidney problems, according to an announcement from the senator.

Betty Anne McCaskill, the first woman ever elected to the Columbia City Council, was a mainstay of Missouri Democratic politics throughout her life.

Inspired to get involved in politics after President Harry Truman delivered the commencement address at her University of Missouri graduation in 1950, Betty Anne was known for her own brand of plain-spoken, colorful, Midwestern sensibility, not unlike Truman’s.

She and her husband, Bill McCaskill, worked for many candidates through the years, beginning with Senator Stuart Symington and every election year since. She was a friend to local town officials as well as Presidents, with the same campaign effort made for both.

As in her daughter Claire McCaskill’s previous elections, in 2006 Betty Anne became a tireless fixture on the campaign trail as Claire successfully launched her first bid for the US Senate.

Camdenton Man Charged with Sodomy, Child Molestation

A Camdenton man is being held without bail in the Camden County jail after he was charged with sodomy and child molestation. 25-year-old Samuel Bailey was arrested Friday after Sheriff’s Department investigators were contacted about an alleged sexual assault. Bailey is charged Felony Statutory Sodomy and Felony Child Molestation.

Road Work – Week of October 29th

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues. The contractor plans to set concrete deck panels on the north and south ends of the bridge during the this week. Periodic lane closures are expected today and tonmottow.

Route Y between Route 54 and the end of state maintenance – Roadway maintenance will take place Tuesday through Thursday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

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 next July.

Route 52 at Route 54 – Bridge maintenance will take place today through Friday, November 9th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 54 between Business Route 54 and Route M – Roadway maintenance will take place today.

Route A between Route 17 and Route PP – Culvert pipe replacement will take place Thursday, November 1st through Thursday, November 8th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

New Deer Hunting Rules

New rules when it comes to deer hunting here. The city says if you have deer on your property and want to allow hunters there, you need to stop into City Hall and fill out a form first. It also
means no attaching tree stands to the tree…it has to be elevated at least 10 feet off the ground. No hunting on property less than five acres in size, one hunter per five acres, all hunters have to report
to the city of Lake Ozark within 24 hours of taking a deer. There are other rules about how close you are to homes, businesses, vehicles, streets and public right of way. You have to make an effort to
find a deer once it’s been wounded, and no dressing the deer in a public place or discarding of body parts unless it’s in a trash bin. Once you move the deer, it has to be covered. Anyone with questions
is aksed to call City Hall