A Versailles woman is hospitalized after a vehicle rollover in Cole County. Yesterday at half past noon, 44-year old Sheila Yoder was driving her 2007 Chevrolet north on Missouri 179, just north of Route Z. The Versailles woman lost control in a right hand turn and her Chevy went off the left side of the road and overturned. Yoder was wearing a seat belt and suffered moderate injuries.
Climax Springs School District residents will head to the polls today for a special school levy election. Proposition 2 asks if the school should be allowed to increase their operating tax levy ceiling 0.94 cents to $3.69 per $100 of assessed valuation through 2030. Under Proposition 2, in 2031 the operating tax levy would be reduced 0.94 cents back down to $2.75. The school plans to use the increase in funds to acquire, develop, construct, equip, and furnish a new school building. Polls close tonight at 7 o’clock.
The Missouri House delegation split six to three on the debt ceiling vote last night but not along party lines. Overall the bill passed 269 to 161. Looking at the Missouri congressmen’s votes, Democrats William Clay and Russ Carnahan voted in favor, as did Republicans Samuel Graves, Billy Long, Jo Ann Emerson, and Blaine Luetkemeyer. Voting no were Republicans Vicky Hartzler and Todd Akin, along with Democrat Emmanuel Cleaver. The U.S. Senate is expected to take up the debt bill today.
The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and Mid-Missouri Multi Jurisdictional Drug Task Force are going to get a combined half million dollars in grant money from the federal government. The Missouri Department of Public Safety announced yesterday that each group will receive just over $250,000 for drug enforcement operations. The money can be spent on personnel, education, early intervention, records management, or equipment purchases. Statewide, $7.1 million dollars will be given through the federal Edward J. Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grants, with $1.3 million dollars coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Co Mo Electric is issuing a peak alert tonight from five to nine o’clock. Customers of Co Mo are asked to limit their use of major electrical appliances and turn off lights, TV’s and small appliances that are not in use. Peak alerts do not mean there is a shortage of power, it simply means that during the four hours tonight there will be an increased demand on the system.
State transportation officials have shut down the bridge over Beard Creek on Foxberry Road in northwestern Miller because it’s no longer considered safe. MoDOT officials say problems were observed during a routine inspection. There is a detour route around the area. Miller County authorities say the bridge will remain closed until further notice.
The Miller County Emergency Management Agency has issued a High Fire Danger Warning for the entire county until further notice.
An Excessive Heat Warning iasued by the National Weather Service remains in effect through at least 7 p.m. Wednesday.