A 21 year old pregnant mother is facing some tough decisions after she admits to police that she used synthetic marijuana while eight months pregnant as well as doing so in front of her toddler. According to the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office, Brittney Jones along with 20 year old Brandon East are facing multiple drug charges after police discovered potpourri and drug paraphernalia in their home on Parkhurst. Both have been taken into custody and are being held on $50,000 cash bonds each. Another woman who is unnamed at this time has temporarily been given custody of the 2 year old child.
The Sunrise Beach fire protection district has been awarded a matching grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. Fire chief Dennis Reilly says the grant will help the district with some specific things.
Reilly says the way the grant works is the district will purchase the needed equipment, submit the receipts to the M.D.C. and they will then reimburse the district 50 percent of the agreed upon cost.
One person is dead following a fatal car accident yesterday (Monday) in Morgan County. According to the Highway Patrol, 19 year old Tyla Lundh of Eldon was attempting to pass another vehicle on a curve when she traveled off the right side of the road, hit a fence, overturned and entered the Lake. Lundh was ejected from the car and became partially submerged near the shoreline. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident occurred on highway 5 near the Gravois Mills access.
The Lake of the Ozarks council of local government’s economic development committee is scheduled to meet this afternoon (Tuesday). Brian Tapp from the institute for regional innovation and entrepreneurship will give the final report on entrepreneurship assessment. Goals focus areas and recommendations will then be discussed. Today’s meeting starts at 2 o’clock at the Lake area chamber of commerce in Lake Ozark.
Several items are slated to be discussed during tonight’s (Tuesday) meeting of the Camdenton board of alderman. The final reading of a proposed ordinance that increases the city’s water and sewer rates will be considered along with an ordinance amending the city’s animal control policy regarding dangerous dogs. In other business the board will consider a maintenance agreement with the Missouri transportation commission regarding phase one of the sidewalk improvement project and bid awards for the work on the tennis courts will also be discussed. The mayor is also expected to make an appointment to the planning and zoning commission. Tonight’s meeting begins at seven o’clock in city hall.
Governor Jay Nixon was at Oak Ridge intermediate school in Camdenton today (Tuesday). The purpose of the visit was to discuss the school’s project lead the way program and the importance of exposing students to science, technology, engineering and math education at an early age. During Nixon’s State of the State address last month, the governor proposed expanding the program to an additional 350 elementary schools.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s office is reaching out to Lake Area residents for any information on a suspicious incident that involved a child on Tuesday. According to their request, Sheriff Ron Long is asking the public to be on the lookout for a male subject who apparently watched a girl get off a school bus and followed her until she reached her mother. Long says at one point the man got out of his vehicle and attempted to walk towards the young girl but the mother yelled and he took off. He’s being described as a white male, six feet tall, medium build with long, brownish or possibly blonde hair. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey t-shirt and driving an older grey Lincoln sedan. He might also be a smoker. If you have any information, contact the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office.