A Lake Ozark man is in the Camden County Jail after a reported domestic assault on Horseshoe Bend. According to a probable cause statement filed in the courthouse, 24-year-old Jonathan Wayne Tindall had been arguing with his girlfriend throughout the day, at times, getting physical. At one point, Tindall allegedly pushed a handgun to the girlfriend’s chest threatening to shoot her and then turn the gun on himself. Upon arrival, a Camden County deputy stopped Tindall who was getting out of a car in the driveway and had a loaded 40-caliber magazine in his pocket…the magazine matching a handgun on the front passenger seat. During the preliminary investigation, Tindall admitted to being in the dispute with his girlfriend but denied pointing a gun at her. His bond was set at $30,000 cash only.
School is right around the corner and, right before the end of the session, Missouri representatives were focused on making students safer. Under House Bill 1583, Missouri schools will have until the 2018-2019 school year to put a policy into place requiring teachers to go through awareness training to help identify students at risk of being suicidal. Additionally, the bill requires schools to strengthen their anti-bullying policies and define cyberbullying within those policies.
Abundant supplies and declining crude oil prices are the driving forces behind the lowest national average for gasoline prices since 2004. The Triple-A’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report shows the current Missouri average coming in at $1.96 per gallon for regular unleaded and $2.44 for premium…about 25-cents below the national averages. That compares to $2.53 per gallon for regular and $2.88 for premium one year ago. Here in the Lake Area, prices are ranging from $1.76 per gallon for regular unleaded in Camdenton to $1.81 per gallon in Eldon. On the water, boaters are paying an average around the lake anywhere from $2.29 to $2.99 per gallon for regular.
A Versailles man is behind bars after a drunk driving incident in Morgan County. 40 year old Richard Snyder was arrested just before 8:30 last night and he has been charged with driving while intoxicated, unlawfully operating an ATV on a roadway, and careless and imprudent driving. He was later released to Lake Regional.
The dispatch center in Osage Beach could have new responsibilities following a decision made during the Board of Aldermen meeting last night. Osage Beach has agreed, in principle, to take over all dispatch duties for Linn Creek. The decision would cost the city of Osage Beach $10,000 more a year. However, Linn Creek Mayor Ginny Mueller says negotiations are still active with Camdenton, who currently handles the dispatch duties for Linn Creek.
Mark your calendars now for the second week in August…the City of Lake Ozark is celebrating its 50th year since being designated a 4th class city. Spearheading the two-day event, August 12th and 13th, is the Bagnell Dam Strip Association and, according to Courtney Franzeskos, there will be a lot going on over the two days…
Highlighting the opening of the anniversary will be a time capsule being sealed and buried at city hall. For more information on the event… www.visitbagnelldam.com or www.facebook.com/bagnelldam.
Another step is complete in the process of building the Veteran’s Memorial Monument at the Camdenton Memorial Airport. During yesterday’s (Tuesday’s) Board of Aldermen meeting, a bid was accepted for the concrete work and to coordinate the rest of the project. Mayor John McNabb says each branch of the military will be recognized on the memorial…
Mayor Mcnabb also says that the plans for the project to be completed by the Air Show are also still on track.