Sunrise Beach Drug Raid

Camden County Sheriff’s deputies and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement agents seized 3/4-pound of marijuana, pain pills and $700 in cash during a drug raid in the 600 block of Sportsman Lodge Circle in Sunrise Beach.  18-year-old Mason Johnson was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.  He’s being held in the Camden County jail on $5,000 cash bail.

Dogwood Festival Underway in Camdenton

The longest continuously running annual festival in the Lake of the Ozarks area is underway in Camdenton.   The 63rd annual Dogwood Festival features  food, rides, and entertainment.   There’s a carnival, live music, arts, crafts, beauty pageants, a hog roast, a fish fry, a parade and more.  Camdenton-Area Chamber of Commerce officials expect as many a 12,000 people to turn out for the various events this weekend. The Dogwood Parade will wind its way through downtown Camdenton starting ay 10 a.m. on Saturday. Just-retired Camdenton Mayor Dennis North is Grand Marshal of this year’s  Dogwood Festival.

Stover Man Blames Crash on Deer

A Stover man was taken to the hospital after his pick up went off the road and crashed in Pettis County.  21-year old Dale Viebrock told the Highway Patrol two deer walked into the road; he swerved to avoid them, hit a ditch and overturned.

Flooding Closes Roads in Miller County

MoDOT reports the heavy rainfall is causing flooding on Route K south of Iberia Miller County.  Water has also been over the road on Highway 17 at Coon Creek, and on Highway HH at Tuscumbia.

The Flood Warning issued by the National Weather Service for small streams in several counties in southwest and central Missouri,  including southeastern Camden County and southeastern Miller County, was allowed to expire at 6 p.m.



Tornado Watch Until 10 PM

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. for 28 counties in central and southwest Missouri, including the Lake of the Ozarks area.

The Watch area includes the following counties in central Missouri:
Benton, Camden, Hickory, Maries, Miller, Morgan, Phelps, Pulaski, St. Clair

This Watch area includes the cities of  Bolivar, Branson, Buffalo, Camdenton, Cole Camp, Eldon, Fort Leonard Wood, Lake Ozark, Lebanon, Osage Beach, Rolla, Springfield, Versailles, Warsaw and Waynesville.

Shootout Street Party Could Be Moving

A street party held during the week of the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout could be on the move.  Rhe Laurie Board of Aldermen has approved a request from Shootout Director Ron Duggan to have the Shootout Street Party at the Laurie Park.  The party is a chance for the public to see the boats up close and also have a meet and greet with the drivers.  The Street Party has been held in the past on the Bagnell Dam Strip.  Duggan says they are still deciding exactly where to have the party, but wanted to get an approval from the city of Laurie as part of the decision making process.  The Shootout is also considering having the Street Party in Lake Ozark or in Osage Beach.