Police in Miller County were engaged in a high speed pursuit after what was a suspected Bank Robber. The chase was mostly on, and inevitably ended on Highway 17. The person who was being chased was a suspect believed to have been responsible for an armed bank robbery. The suspect allegedly entered the First Bank of Iberia before noon on yesterday. The Bank called police and reported a white male carrying a gun entered the bank’s lobby. The suspect according to accounts laid the gun on the counter and demanded money from a teller. The unidentified man was carrying an unmarked black nylon bag he used to have the teller put the money in. After the robbery had taken place the man fled in an unmarked gold car with duct tape over the license plate. He was spotted by authorities just a few minutes later heading north on Highway 17 toward Tuscumbia
Sherry Neilson is the owner of a strip mall where recently a new church was built. There usually are not problems with the location of a church, however in this instance there are a few issues that will have to be decided by the public in a hearing on Monday, April 2nd. There is a bar, the Osage Bar and Grill located across the street, where by law you can not serve alcohol within 300 feet of a Church. Also Laurie Prohibits churches from being in a commercial district, which is actually the 3rd problem, it is illegal to regulate where a church can be located anywhere in the country. The Board of Alderman will ask a local attorney to draw up ordinances that allow a church to be in c1 and c2 commercial property by the next meeting
The Laurie Board of Aldermen heard testimony, from several residents and business owners who were in Favor of Using a K 9 Program in the town. Laurie Police officers are all unanimous in their support of purchasing a K-9 Unit for the city of Laurie. Several people came to the meeting to speak on this matter. John Clifford of Laurie attended the meeting to voice his opinion that the city of Laurie should purchase a police dog for use when it comes to such activites that would warrent it, such as narcotics. Additionally Clifford presented letters that were submitted by many local owners and representatives from area businesses and organizations including; Laurie Health mart Pharmacy, the Central Bank of Lake of the Ozarks, The Bank of Versailles, Morgan County Clear, the Elks Lodge, and the American Legion. Clifford said he believed the Elks Lodge may possibly donate a significant amount if this plan were to be put into action.
Rick Santorum will be visiting voters ahead of the March 17th caucuses today. Santorum will be in Osage Beach at the main street music hall from 1030 to 12. This is the first visit a candidate has paid to the lake this cycle, yet both Ron Paul and Mitt Romney were in Missouri. Paul was here twice and was most recently in Springfield and Romney was outside of St. Louis earlier in the week. Although Missouri had its Primary the allotment of delegates begins tomorrow. Be sure to listen to the Morning Magazine today for a live broadcast from 9 to 11.
Bank robbery in Iberia … and a suspect is in custody. The First State Bank on Highway 17 in Iberia was held up at about 11:40 this morning when a man put a gun to a teller’s head and demanded money. The robber reportedly made a getaway in a gold Toyota, heading Northbound on Highway 17. A tense morning for law enforcement in Miller County ended on Highway 17 when a high-speed chase for a suspect believed to have been responsible for an armed bank robbery culminated in an arrest. Although details of the robbery and arrest haven’t not been released, it’s believed the suspect may have tried to rob a second bank in Tuscumbia. The case in the hands of the FBI.
There’s been a bank robbery in Iberia … and a suspect is in custody. The First State Bank on Highway 17 in Iberia was held up at about 11:40 this morning when a man put a gun to a teller’s head and demanded money. The robber reportedly made a getaway in a gold Totyota, heading Northbound on Highway 17. Details remain sketchy, but the suspect was reportedly apprehended about 15 minutes later in Tuscumbia. The Miller County Sheriff’s Department says the case is being handled by the FBI.
With the political season on the horizon the race for Camden County sheriff has begun to take shape. There is a twist to this story though and it could potentially stir the pot up for some controversial debate leading up to the general election. The Former Camden County Sheriff John Page has officially announced his intention to re-run for the seat he lost to incumbent Sheriff Dwight Franklin in 2008. Page filed as an Independent candidate yesterday and intends to fight for the seat he lost in 2008. Page was a Democrat before being beat out by Republican challenger Dwight Frankilin. In order to appear on the ballot, Page will be required to collect approximately 500 signatures from registered voters across the county area and all of them will be checked and verified. The number of signatures is based on a percentage of the sum of the total number of voters in the 2008 general election. The petition must be submitted by June 30