Calvin e. Kyles was arraigned in Camden County Circuit Court on Monday and plead not guilty to the stabbing murder of 28-year-old Danielle Bell in May. Kyles is charged with murder and armed criminal action as a prior and persistent offender. Kyles has a criminal history out of the St. Louis area that includes assault, burglary, robbery and armed criminal action. Back on May 18, Camdenton officers responded to a residence on Lakeview drive on the west end of Camdenton to assist a woman who had suffered stab wounds. Bell was transported by ambulance to a location suitable for a helicopter landing, but died before the transfer could be complete. Kyles was taken into custody after local police issued a statewide bulletin for him. Kyles is from the St. Louis area but lived in the Lake area for about a year before being arrested for bell’s murder. Bell and Kyles were married at the time of the stabbing.
The search for a Richland man who went missing last week in Alaska has been suspended. Authorities say no clues have been found regarding the whereabouts of 71 year old Jerry Warner who went missing August 3rd when he went fishing by himself at a resort about 50 miles north of Anchorage. Police say Warner was carrying a fishing pole and a walking stick but no cell phone or weapon, and little or no food with him at the time of his disappearance.
A passenger on a personal watercraft was injured Monday at Pomme De Terre Lake. According to the Highway Patrol’s Water Division, 20 year old Braeden Britten of Peach Tree, Georgia failed to make a turn and ran aground. A passenger, 25 year old Preston Maddux of Wichita, Kansas was then thrown from the personal watercraft and injured. He refused medical treatment at the scene.
The Camdenton Police Department recently wrapped up a special campaign aimed at combating aggressive driving. Officer Chris Williams says operation “Safe Way” provided a great opportunity to educate motorists on the dangers of road rage.
Williams says the department came in contact with 31 motorists in July and an additional 35 drivers during a second two day operation in the first week of August. Operation safe way is an annual campaign put on by the Camdenton Police Department.
Libraries across the state of Missouri could end up having a lot less money for the next budget year. According to reports, the State is withholding $6.6 million dollars in library funding from the 2015 budget due to the ongoing battle between Governor Nixon and the Republican led General Assembly over a tax break package passed last spring. Some believe the cuts would especially impact small and rural libraries. Efforts continue in an attempt to get the funding restored.
It’s been a bright few years for solar energy in Missouri, with a new report detailing the state’s triple-digit growth in solar capacity several years in a row, but experts caution the outlook won’t be so sunny if the state doesn’t support the policies in place. PJ Wilson with Renew Missouri says the state’s net-metering policy and voter-mandated solar rebates have led the way for that growth. But, he says the utilities have simply stopped paying those rebates, despite an agreement passed last year to wind them down.
Wilson says several legal challenges ordering the utilities to keep paying those rebates have been filed, but so far there has been no action taken toward the utilities and he adds that if the rebates were to continue according to schedule, the solar industry would be poised to help Missouri achieve the carbon reduction goals outlined in the E.P.A’s clean power plan ahead of schedule.
Area police are asking businesses to be on the lookout for fake one hundred dollar bills. Police say two of the counterfeit bills were used at a Laclede County business before noon Monday. Both bills shared the same serial numbers and other similar characteristics. Officials said they suspect there may be numerous large bills being used throughout the lake area and they may soon be in contact with the Secret Service to conduct a Co-Investigation. Lake area businesses are reminded to check large bills closely and if you receive a bill that appears to be counterfeit, try to identify the person using the bill, and contact your local police department.