Pulaski Deputy Foils Jail Break

A Pulaski County Sheriff’s deputy’s being credited with stopping an escape attempt from the County Jail. Investigators say it happened November 20th. when the deputy was in the dispatch area and spotted a female inmate standing on top of a vending machine and apparently trying to crawl into the air conditioning vent. Another female inmate was reportedly playing lookout, watching staff and spraying a liquid on the security camera lens. The deputy notified the on duty staff who took the inmates back to their cells. 23-year old Star Gann and 20-year old Ashley Gilbert have been charged.

Burglars Dig In for Buffalo Store Break In

Thieves decided to go the hard way to rip off a Buffalo convenience store. Police say they tunneled through a wall to get to the sage at the Eagle Stop store at 1212 S. Ash Street a little after 5 this morning. Police say the found a hole in one of the store walls, and cash and checks missing from a safe. No word on how much money was taken.

Finishing Work Continues on Western Expressway

The new portion of the expressway that opened about two weeks ago is slowly being finished.

For traffic headed into town from Camdenton the concrete has been poured in the new eastbound lanes of the 54 Expressway. MoDOT’s Bob Lynch says eventually eastbound 54 traffic wanting to get to the old 54 will have access at Key Largo Road.

Work continues on the eastbound parkway access near the Grand Glaize Bridge. One area Lynch says is being looked into is expressway noise near Case Road.

Lynch appears on the Ozarks This Morning with KB every Monday at 8:40.

Woman Caught Stealing at Hospital

An Eldon woman is being investigated after she is caught stealing from vehicles at Lake Regional Hospital.

Osage Beach Police were called to the hospital at seven Sunday night after security detained the unidentified 41 year old. Police took her to the Camden County Jail.

The woman is a suspect in previous stealing incidents and could face more stealing related charges in the future.

Hartzler Wants Mandatory Spending to be Cut

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler wants cuts to come from overall spending and not from defense.

After the failure of the supercommittee the 4th District Representative says the required cuts triggered by the failure have to come from the everyday mandatory spending items.

Hartzler says defense spending is the lowest it has been in years and there are other areas of government that should be hit by the triggered cuts.

Boil Advisory for Passover

Passover Road businesses and residents are under a boil water advisory.

The city of Osage Beach shut off the water overnight Monday and should have full service restored by noon on Tuesday.

In the meantime, residents are under the boil advisory until samples that were sent for testing come back clean.

Judge Tosses Dixon Officials Court Cases

A Phelps County Judge’s tossed legal action over a dispute between Dixon Mayor Ben Copeland and City Clerk Karen Hardwick. Each had requested an order of protection against the other. This all started last week when Hardwick claimed Copeland followed her into her office and there was an argument and shoving match.