Eldon Woman Hurt in One Car Accident in Osage County Yesterday

A 77 year old Eldon woman is hurt, after driving her car into a sign on U-S 50, just east of County Road 801, yesterday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Dorma Allen was driving westbound and went off the right side of the road. When her car struck an embankment, it went airborne, and that’s when her Chevrolet hit the sign, about one o’clock in Osage County.

Governor Jay Nixon will Decide whether to Sign a Bill that Would Make it Easier for Adoptees to Get Information on Biological Parents

One of the bills on Governor Jay Nixon’s desk would make it easier for Missouri residents who’ve been adopted to get information about their biological parents. The measure passed by lawmakers would allow an adult to get information about a biological parent who has died, if the other parent is unknown, can not be notified, is dead or has consented to its release.

Brumley Man on Trial for Forcible Sodomy on 5 Month Old

A jury trial is expected to begin today for 23 year old Aaron Fisher of Brumley. He’s charged with two counts of forcible sodomy in Miller County Circuit Court. Bond was denied, so he’s been in prison since October of 2009, when he and his girlfriend, 23 year old Samantha Widman took their 5 month old infant to the hospital for treatment of several injuries, including a fractured skull and internal bleeding. The charges carry a mandatory life in prison sentence, if Fisher is found guilty.

Versailles Man Hurt in Accident Saturday on Old Highway 5

A 48 year old Versailles man has serious injuries after an accident, Saturday, on Old Highway 5, just south of Leatherman Road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Greg Mathiot was driving southbound and veered off the right side of the roadway, over corrected and crossed the center line, striking a tree on the left side of the roadway, in Morgan County around 2:30pm.

Volunteers Needed in Joplin Tornado Aftermath

A Red Cross volunteer says about 75 percent of Joplin is just gone, after a deadly tornado ripped through the city, last night. The State Emergency Management Agency continues to deploy all available response teams. Dozens of people are reported dead. Search and rescue continues, today. If you are interested in volunteering, call 2-1-1. And, if you have medical skills and can help, log on to showmeresponse.org

Lake Area Chamber Beautification Committee has Big Plans for a Sign at Y of Expressway and Highway 54

The Lake Area Chamber Beautification Committee wants to erect a huge sign at the northeast entrance to the lake, similar to the Lake of the Ozarks sign at Highway 54 and Business 54. The preliminary design has six to eight foot tall lighted letters made of steel, placed into the rocky hillside on a piece of state owned property at the Expressway and 54. MoDOT would have to grant a permit for plans to move forward. The project would cost around 50-thousand dollars.