The Dairy Queen in Camdenton is one of 395 DQ stores nationwide that have seen its payment systems compromised by hackers. Officials say hackers may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers along with expiration dates. The data breach apparently occurred between August and September. Dairy Queen is working with authorities and credit card companies in the investigation. Sources say there is no evidence social security numbers, personal identification numbers or email addresses were accessed. The company which is based out of Edina, Minnesota is offering customers free identity repair services.
Laurie police are asking for the public’s help in locating those involved in a series of break-ins at several storage facilities. Police say the incidents have been going on for a while and they’re asking area residents to assist them in solving the case. Those with information about the recent break-ins are asked to contact the Laurie police department.
The 29th annual harbor hop is going on this weekend at the Lake of the Ozarks. Local restaurants and marinas are encouraging residents to partake in the festivities. Bob May, host of Bob’s no wake zone on KRMS also offers a number of safety tips for boaters taking part in this year’s event.
May says boaters need to “think before they sink” in order to have a good time but also stay safe. For more information about this Saturday’s harbor hop go to: http://funlake.comcom/events
Several arrests were made during the first week in October by the Camdenton Police Department. 37 year old Wade Byler of Camdenton was picked up for domestic assault while 36 year old Justin Beck from Carl Junction was arrested for D.W.I. Additionally, three people were arrested on outstanding warrants including 28 year old Stephen Carlson of Montreal, 33 year old Julie Beeman of Linn Creek and 32 year old Jason Christian of Olean. All arrests were made between October 1st and the 7th.
Missouri’s waiver for parts of the no child left behind act has been extended by the U.S. Department of Education. Missouri was one of several States that received a waiver which has been renewed for one year. It was reported that the state has already implemented education reforms that exceed the requirements of no child left behind. The 2001 law requires states to set benchmarks for achievement in math and English.
The names of the two individuals involved in a homicide case out of the Springfield area that caused a Mini-Lockdown at Lebanon’s school districts have been released. According to the Lebanon Police Department, officers pursued the two individuals in the Gold vehicle Tuesday until the car was crashed and they ran on foot which prompted the Mini-Lockdown. Officers later caught the driver, 39 year old Brian Jones on charges related to the pursuit through town. Lebanon police also captured 36 year old Devon Gallop who is believed to be involved in the case. Both individuals have been transported back to Green County to await charges.
The city of Iberia will be making some much need changes following an important city meeting. According to reports, the city has agreed to go ahead begin the process of reconstructing the city code. The city has hired Sullivan General Code in a 3-1 vote at the last meeting to begin the process of removing old city ordinances that no longer match up to modern day situations or standards. Only council representative Sally McKee voted no citing the need for “more bids” before agreeing to give her blessing.