McCabe Murder Trial Continues in Camden County

Evidence, evidence and more evidence in day one of a triple murder trial in Camden County.  53-year old Morris McCabe of Lebanon is facing three counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Donald Young, Donald Meyer and Sally Amos.  All three were found shot to death inside of Meyer’s mobile home on State Route T-T outside of Stoutland in December of 2010.  

Yesterday (MONDAY), the prosecution presented forensic evidence collected at the scene including spent shell casings and bullets.  

Three witnesses, two Camden County Sheriff’s Department Detectives and a Missouri Highway Patrol Investigator testified about that evidence.  

Crime scene video and photos were also shown which led to quiet sobs in the court room from family members of the victims that were in attendance.  

Day two of the trial starts tomorrow (TUESDAY) morning in Camden County Court.   

Osage Beach Fire Chief Shares Safety Tips

THE OSAGE BEACH FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT IS SHARING SOME SAFETY TIPS FOR DEALING WITH COOKING FIRES. FIRE CHIEF JEFF DORHAUER SAYS IT STARTS WITH COMMON SENSE THINKING:

Jeff Dorhauer on Safety

JEFF SAYS THAT GREASE FIRES ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS

Jeff Dorhauer on Grease Fires

THE DISTRICT TRIES TO RELEASE A FEW HELPFUL TIPS EVERY MONTH SAYS DORHAUER

Jeff Dorhauer on Safety Releases from the District

FOR MORE SAFETY TIPS VISIT THE DISTRICT’S WEBSITE AT OBFIRE.COM

UPDATE: Morgan County Murder Victims Identified

The victims of this morning’s double-homicide in Morgan County have been identified. According to Sheriff Jim Petty, they are 53-year-old Carol Wilson and 66-year-old Freddy Wilson. The couple were found shot to death in their home five miles south of Versailles off Highway TT on Dorsey Lane.  An autopsy will be conducted Tuesday.  Three suspects are in custody and are expected to be charged in the morning.

Gas Goes Live in Gravois Mills

Natural gas is flowing on the west side of the Lake.  Annica Russo with Summit Natural Gas says the first customers are now on-line:

Annica Russo-Summit Natural Gas

Russo says crews are hooking up more homes as fast as they can:

Russo-crews working fast

Construction is continuing to extend the pipeline to Camdenton, Linn Creek, Osage Beach and Lake Ozark.  Russo says boring under the lake at the Niangua Bridge has been completed, and crews have moved their equipment to the next lake bore:

Russo-construction continues

Summit currently has over 2,000 customers signed up around the Lake area and hopes to have close to 4,800 by the end of the year.

Double Homicide in Morgan County

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a double-murder near Versailles.  Morgan County deputies and Highway Patrol troopers, responding to a 9-1-1 call just after 11 this morning found a man and a woman who had been shot in a home off Route TT.  Three people have been taken into custody.

Road Work – Week of February 4th

CAMDEN COUNTY

Route 5 bridge over the Lake of the Ozarks at Hurricane Deck – Bridge replacement continues.  Crews continue to set steel girders on the concrete piers. This will require a closure of the existing Hurricane Deck Bridge several times a day for 15 minutes at a time. This process continues over the next 3 to 4 months.

Route 7 between Route 5 and the Richland City Limits – Roadside maintenance will take place today through Friday.   One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route 7 between Route 5 and Route T – Roadside maintenance will take place today through  Friday, February 8. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route BB between Route 7 and Route H – Culvert pipe replacement will take place today and tomorrow.  The road will be closed from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. both days. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

MILLER COUNTY

Route 54 between Route 52 and Route FF – Bridge maintenance in various locations will take place today through Friday. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Route A between Route 42 and Route PP – Culvert pipe replacement will take place today through Friday.

Route HH between Route 52 and the end of state maintenance – Roadside maintenance will take place today through next Friday, February 15th. One lane will be open, and crews will flag traffic through the work area.

Highway Patrol Drug Arrests

Two people are arrested over the weekend on drug charges after traffic stops by the Missouri Highway Patrol in Miller County.  On Saturday morning, a trooper stopped 27-year old Mattie Comstock of Stover.  She was charged with possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana.  Comstock was taken to the Miller County Jail.  36-year old Phillip Rains of Ashland was pulled over by a trooper on Sunday morning.  He was charged with possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.  Rains was also taken to the Miller County Jail.