Boat Accidents Injures Two People on the Lake of the Ozarks

A boating accident at the 20 mile mark of the Lake of the Ozarks sends two people to the hospital.  The Missouri Highway Patrol says on Thursday evening, 12-year old Lily Trammell of St. Joseph was swimming and tried to get into a boat while it was in gear.  44-year old David Trammell of St. Joseph jumped from the boat to help her and both of them were hit by the boat’s propeller.  David Trammell was seriously injured and Lily Trammell had moderate injuries.  Both were taken to a Lake area hospital for treatment.

Endangered Person Alert in Laclede County

The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Peron Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred on highway JJ in Lebanon at 6am on July 9th. Missing is Matthew L Heaslet, a white male age 16, 5ft 10, 165 lbs with brown hair and eyes. Heaslet was discovered missing from his residence at after his mother discovered a Facebook message indicating suicidal intentions due to a recent breakup with a girlfriend. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Heaslet should contact the Laclede county sheriff’s office at 417-532-2311 or call 911 immediately.

Red Cross needs blood donations soon

The Red Cross is calling for residents to give them a hand by donating blood.

Laurie Nehring on why there is a need

Laurie Nehring is the communications director for the American Red Cross and she indicates that although all blood types are welcome, they are in urgent need of certain types right away:

Laurie Nehring on what kinds of blood are needed

They are also looking for those that can donate platelets as they are dangerously low on them as well.

Laurie Nehring on what Platelets are

You can visit to find a location to donate near you. There will be a blood drive on July 15th at the Osage Beach and Warsaw Walmarts as well as July 16th at the Camdenton Walmart.

Early Morning Fire at Greenview Business

Not much is known at this time, but authorities say there was a fire early Wednesday morning at Porter’s Building Center on Highway 7 in Greenview.  Mid-County Fire Department crews were called to the scene around 3:30.  One report says the fire may have been caused by a lightning strike.  There is no information right now about any injuries or damage to the business.  More information is expected to be available about the blaze later on Wednesday.

Fire Destroys Boat on Lake of the Ozarks

Four people from Iowa are injured after a boat explodes at the 20 mile marker of the Lake of the Ozarks.  On Tuesday afternoon, Osage Beach fire crews and the Missouri Highway Patrol responded to the Ledges Cove across from the Ledges Condominiums.  Fire fighters were able to put the blaze out in about 15 minutes.  The Highway Patrol says the fire also did minor damage to another boat that was docked in the area.  Officials say the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.  The boat that exploded was put on a trailer where it will be examined by the Osage Beach Fire Marshall.  The four people that were injured refused treatment at the scene.

DWI Checkpoint in Morgan County

The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint sometime over the next few days.  The office says it will happen between 5:00 in the evening and 3:00 in the morning and could happen between now and Friday.  The checkpoint will be clearly marked and vehicles will be selected to move through the check lanes on a pre-set basis.  The Sheriff’s Office says the primary purpose of a DWI Checkpoint is to deter drunk driving.  Deputies and officers throughout Morgan County will be out in force to make sure that drunk drivers don’t cause tragedy on the roads this year.

Miller County Woman Sentenced for Infant’s Death

A Miller County woman is going to jail for 22 years in connection with the death of a baby in 2008.  On Tuesday, Judge Kenneth Hayden sentenced 37-year old Roshell Johnson to 10 years for manslaughter and 12 years for child abuse.  In April, Johnson had plead guilty to charges of voluntary manslaughter and child abuse resulting in the death of 20 month old Ocean McCoy.  The infant girl died in January of 2008 at a Columbia hospital, from severe brain injuries due to shaking and head trauma inflicted by Johnson at the family’s residence in Brumley.  The case had been transferred to Camden County on a change of venue.