A Michigan man who allegedly tried to collect fake debts from Governor Jay Nixon has been charged with a felony for alleged deceptive business practices. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said StarProse Corporation CEO Jeffrey Kowalski tried to get tax information and collect non-existent debts from the governor, lawmakers and others. Online court records on Wednesday didn’t list an attorney for Kowalski. Koster also filed a civil lawsuit against Kowalski .Koster says Kowalski sent collection notices to more than 70 Missouri consumers, including Nixon, 50 state lawmakers, an associate circuit judge and a school superintendent.
A Reminder from the Water Patrol and KRMS News…
Drownings do not typically occur as dramatized on television. Drownings occur quickly and in many cases, the drowning itself is not actually witnessed. Life jackets are an important part of drowning prevention, whether boating or simply swimming from the shoreline or a dock. Children need the habit of wearing a life jacket whenever they are around the water. State law requires children under seven to wear a life jacket while on a watercraft, but that is only a minimum requirement. It is common for teens and even adults to overestimate their swimming ability, so even if a person chooses not to wear a life jacket, keeping a life jacket or other adequate flotation within reach is imperative. It is difficult to judge distance on the water, so what appears to be a short swim across a pond, lake, or river may actually be further than you think. Panicking is a key component of drowning. The best way to avoid panic is to be prepared around the water. Once the struggle to stay afloat begins, it may be too late to retrieve a flotation device. Clearly, the best practice is to wear a life jacket.
KRMS News watching out for your money…
Governor Nixon vetoes a bill which would have imposed new fees on Missourians at local your local license office, and violated the constitutional requirement that legislation be limited to its original purpose. In addition to a new $2.00 notary fee, the bill would have allowed license offices to charge $2.00 for each “electronic transmission” and each “electronic look-up.” For example, all these $2.00 fees could have been imposed on top of the $3.50 fee currently charged by license offices for motor vehicle registrations. The Governor said Missourians should not be asked to pay yet another new government fee to receive the same service they receive today, and certainly not by way of an eleventh-hour amendment to an already swollen omnibus bill stretched far beyond the bill’s original purpose.
Demolition is underway at the old Zodiac Lanes site in Camdenton. The owner is paying for the demolition, as part of an agreement with the City of Camdenton to purchase the property for the construction of a new Community Center on old Highway 5. The new community center will be adjacent to the city’s aquatic center. When the demolition is complete, the city will begin the process and planning for specific needs of the new center according to City Administrator Jeff Hancock.
Lebanon police tell KRMS News, a crane tipped over outside a skilled nursing facility and smashed into a parked car. The accident was outside Lebanon South on Fremont Road. Police say the crane operator suffered only a slight injury. The owner of the vehicle was inside the nursing home working at the time. The crane was working on a roofing project at the facility at the time of the accident. The vehicle belonging to the employee was destroyed.
A pet safety reminder from Dogwood Animal Shelter in Camdenton. If it is 85 degrees, it only takes ten minutes for your car to reach 110 degrees, even with the windows cracked. A dog’s normal body temperature is about 101-102.5 degrees. If they get to 105 or 106, they’re in trouble. If they get to 108-109, they’re in a lot of trouble, It’s not just the heat that’s going to kill them, once you get that hot, you have organ systems that fail. Hot cars are not the only thing you need to be worried about in summer, being outside in the heat with no water can dehydrate your pet, which puts them at risk for heat stroke. You also have to be careful about walking your dog on hot surfaces. If you’re walking out there and you’re worried about that asphalt, put your hand down on that. If it’s burning your hand, it’s going to burn your dog’s foot,
It’s a widely recognized, yet “hush-hush” problem at the lake. The issue is sex trafficking. Advertising commercial sex acts soon will be a crime in Missouri under an expanded sex trafficking law. Legislation signed Wednesday by Governor Jay Nixon will expand the crime of sex trafficking in the state to include ads. It takes effect Aug. 28th . Proponents say it will help law enforcement crack down on predators. It outlaws ads on posters, websites, apps and other places for prostitution and pornography of children and non-consenting adults. Those found guilty of sex trafficking face up to 20 years in prison or life behind bars if the victim is a minor or trafficking was committed using force.