The Osage Beach Police Department has released new details regarding the assault with a knife that occurred on Sunday. According to the report, officers responded to the 3600 block of Osage Beach Parkway at the Skyline motel where 30 year old Joshua Grose from Truth or Consequence New Mexico had allegedly stabbed a local man. Police arrived to find the man sitting on a curb near the scene awaiting police. They found the weapon about 15 feet away from where the suspect had placed it. He was taken into custody and was placed at the Camden County Jail awaiting formal charges. The victim, a 39 year old white male from Osage Beach sustained lacerations to his forearm and was taken to Lake Regional for treatment.
A bi-partisan group of state representatives will hold a public hearing this Tuesday in Osage Beach regarding the Highway Patrol’s merger with the Water Patrol. This is the second hearing to be held this month and also comes after the drowning of a 20 year old Iowa man back in may. Around 65 people attended the first hearing October 5th at the state capital and the second one is scheduled to be held Tuesday at Osage Beach city hall beginning at 11am. The group will review the way the water division is managed, training received by troopers and the overall cost benefit the state has realized from the merger with the highway patrol.
The State Supreme Court will hear an appeal this week from a death row inmate convicted of murdering an elderly Laclede County Couple in 2010. 34 year old Jesse Driskill was sentenced to death last year for the murders of Johnnie and Coleen Wilson. Driskill claims because he was denied medication for panic attacks, he was unable to testify during his trial and that it also prevented him from participating in his own defense. He’s also challenging the court’s decision denying him a new competency hearing as well as what evidence the jury was and was not allowed to review when considering his punishment.
The Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments economic advisory committee will meet Tuesday in Camdenton. There will be an overview of angel investing including benefits, survey results and discussion of whether or not to form an exploratory committee to further investigate possibilities. In other business, an entrepreneurship assessment overview will also be given. The committee will discuss direction and correlation with local goals. Tuesday’s meeting will be held at the Camden County Library beginning at two o’clock.
Warnke says it’s also shaping up to be another good year for deer, turkey and small game hunters across the Lake of the Ozarks.
You might not notice the difference but if you’re on Ameren power, you’re not getting it from the Callaway Nuclear plant at this time. That’s because it’s undergoing its annual refueling and maintenance program that started this past Saturday. However, that’s not all that’s being done. For the first time since the plant went online in 1984, officials are replacing a reactor vessel, costing Ameren $150 Million. Officials are also replacing 84 of the 193 reactor core fuel assemblies which are 8 1/2inch square bundles of 12 foot long metal tubes that contain ceramic pellets of uranium dioxide fuel. They plan to turn the plant back on as soon as the work is completed. Power is currently being re-routed through Ameren’s other plants including Bagnell Dam.
The Lake of the Ozarks is one beautiful place during the fall months as the leaves change color. But it can also be a dangerous time of the year for area residents. That’s because the highest number of traffic accidents involving deer occur in the fall. According to the national highway traffic safety administration, Missouri ranked as the 19th most dangerous state for car accidents where deer are a factor. Officials say there are three reasons for the increase including hunting season, mating season, and because crops are being harvested this time of year. However, there is some good news as the number of traffic accidents involving deer has decreased from 5,600 in 2012 to 5,200 last year.