According to a statement from attorney Michael McDorman, the Camdenton Board of Education has accepted the resignation of Middle School Prinicpal Sean Kirksey. He has been on administrative leave since irregularities were found during MAP testing in the spring. McDorman says the resignation was accepted after the public hearing for Mr. Kirksey on Wednesday. In full consideration of his resignation and a full release of any claims, the Board agreed to honor the balance of Mr. Kirksey’s contract for the 2013-2014 school year.
Three people are taken to the hospital, including a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper, after a two boat collision on the Lake of the Ozarks. The collision happened on Thursday night at the 15 mile marker of the main channel. A patrol boat driven by 35-year old Stephen Burgun of Jefferson City was going upstream while a boat driven by 55-year old Brian Pecenka of Lake Ozark was traveling downstream. Pecenka’s boat did not have its bow lights on and turned in front of Burgun’s. The vessels collided and Pecenka’s boat capsized. He was taken to an Osage Beach hospital before being taken to a Columbia hospital with serious injuries. Burgun and a passenger on Pecenka’s boat, 62-year old Nicholas Kamakas of St. Louis were taken to a hospital with moderate injuries. Two other passengers on Pecenka’s boat were injured but refused treatment at the scene.
The fate of the Camdenton Middle School principal is now in the hands of the Camdenton School Board; this after a marathon day of testimony on Wednesday during a public hearing for Sean Kirksey. He has been on administrative leave for some time after several testing irregularities were found during the MAP testing in the spring. 15 witnesses testified on Wednesday including Kirksey. The hearing started at 8:30 in the morning and finished up about 1:00 in the morning on Thursday. It is not known how long the school board will take to make a decision or when the results of that decision will be made public.
Charges are filed against three of the suspects involved in an alleged home invasion and armed robbery on Tuesday in Linn Creek. On Wednesday, 44-year old Darryle Dancy, Senior, 31-year old Brandon Caton, and 25-year old Rachel Gardner, all of Springfield, were charged with robbery, armed criminal action and burglary. Bond has been set at 25 thousand dollars cash and 100 thousand dollars surety for all of the suspects who are being held at the Camden County Detention Center. On Tuesday, the suspects along with one other woman, broke into a home in Linn Creek and held a woman at gunpoint. The suspects fled but were caught in Lebanon. One other suspect remains in the hospital as she was injured trying to get of the vehicle. No word on when she will be charged.
A Tuscumbia man who robbed a Iberia bank back on March 15th of 2012 has been sentenced in federal court by US District Judge Brian Wimes for eight years and three months in the federal prison without parole. David Brian Krzyski had entered the First State Bank in the city of Iberia early that morning wearing a black wig, beard, sunglasses, gloves and a hat and approached a bank teller with a revolver demanding money. Once he left the bank with a total of $3, 651 dollars he preceded to drive in circles around the square until he drove into an embankment and was arrested by police.
An armed robbery in Camden County comes to an end as suspects were arrested in Lebanon just hours after. 4 Individuals broke into a home off A road in Linn Creek. Captain Kelly Luttrell with the Camden County Sheriff’s office says they held the lady at gunpoint
Police then followed the suspects after getting information from the calling party
Police followed the car down Highway 5 heading towards Lebanon
As for what happened to the suspects once they were arrested?
Laclede County, Linn Creek and Lebanon Police assisted in the capture.
As we head into the Labor Day Holiday weekend The Missouri Department of Transportation Officials are advising motorist to be on the lookout for heavily increased traffic on state roadways
Chris Lubbert with Modot says that roadways have changed a lot since the 1950’s when drivers didn’t use to use seatbelts in cars but safety should still be number one in your mind when driving as last year’s Labor Day crashes resulted in 6 fatalities with 4 drivers not wearing a seatbelt as required by law
Lubbert says that MODOT has partnered up with the local and state wide law enforcement to make sure everyone is safe during major travel days from dangerous drivers to drunk drivers
For more information on Modot’s work with police and protection of the public visit savemolives.com