Lake Of The Ozarks Boaters Hospitalized

Five people were hospitalized and two others hurt after being thrown around in a boat by choppy water at the Lake of the Ozarks.
According to the Missouri Water Patrol, the boat was struck by multiple large waves on each side throwing the seven people on-board into seats, railings and each other.
One person hospitalized was from Osage beach, the others were all from out of State.
None of the injuries are life-threatening.

Grass Fire Off Route 42

Missouri Route 42 was closed, in Miller County near Brumley as crews fought a large grass fire Friday afternoon.  According to  officials, the fire broke out a little after 2:00 p.m. and the road was shut down for over four hours. The School of the Osage held four buses while the fire cleared. The road was reopened, just before 7:00.

Man Arrested For Sodomy of Minor

On Aug. 23, a Crocker man was arrested under suspicion of sexually assaulting a young child.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s office learned about this case reported by the Missouri Division of Family Services to the Kids Harbor Two office on Aug. 15 and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit began investigating and interviewing the victim.
Although the incident reportedly occurred in Crocker, The Pulaski County Sheriff’s office was assigned to the case because the case involved a family member who reportedly worked in Crocker, according to Pulaski County Sheriff J.B. King. King also said that the victim in the case was a 5-year-old girl.
64-year old Robert Dail Fraser was arrested by the Pulaski County Special Victims Unit at his home on Harold Street in Crocker. He was charged by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office with statutory sodomy in the first degree and taken to the Pulaski County Jail with a $100,000 bond.

Powerboat Racers Battle for ‘Top Gun’ Title in Lake of the Ozarks Shootout

Some of the fastest boats in the world converge on the Lake of the Ozarks this weekend for the 24th annual Shootout. It’s the largest unsanctioned boat race in the country. ‘Captain Ron’ Dugan says they’ll be racing all day Satuday and Sunday:

An awards ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

More than 100,000 spectators are expected.

As powerboaters battle for the title of Top Gun, recreational boaters are being asked to keep their wakes in check:

Captain Matt Walz:of the Missouri Highway Patrol Water Patrol Division says a no-wake zone will be enforced both Saturday and Sunday, between the 31-1/2 mile mark and 36 mile mark :

Shootout coverage starts at 9 a.m. tomorrow on KRMS, 93-5 Rocks, online at krmsradio.com and on Charter Cable channel nine.

Fire on Highway 42

Several acres of land and at least one structure on fire on Hwy 42 in the Brumley/Osage Beach area. Several fire departments are on the scene at this time. School buses are being re-routed around the fire. The Lake Ozark Police Department is urging motorists and residents in the arera to use caution and let fire and law enforcement personnel do their jobs.

Morgan County Couple Plead Not Guilty in Blake Litton Beating Death

The Stover couple charged with the beating death of 3-year-old Blake Litton have pleaded ‘not guilty’ to second-degree murder and felony child enangerment charges. The little boy’s mother, 26-year-old Jamie Litton, and her 21-year-old boyfriend, T.J. Presley, were arraigned in Morgan County Circuit Court yesterday. The case was ordered set for jury trial.