Hearing Delayed in First Degree Murder Trial

A first degree murder trial is delayed in Camdenton.

The Lake Sun reports that 25-year old Gregory George of Osage Beach will now have a pre-trial hearing in March instead of January to determine when his murder trial will begin.

George is accused in the stabbing death of his then roommate Adrianna Hyten. Hyten was found dead by EMA on the floor of the apartment on Mace Road October 10th. The Osage Beach man, who was not at home, was taken into custody for a probation violation, and charged with Hytens murder on April 6th.

According to the Lake Sun, once the pre-trial hearing is held and a trial date is set, Judge Kenneth Hayden has offered to bring in a Cass County jury for the trial.

January 11th Registration Deadline for Presidential Primary

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE FEBRUARY 7TH PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY.

AT WWW.GOVOTEMISSOURI.COM THE SECRETARY OF STATE LISTS WAYS TO REGISTER IN PERSON OR BY MAIL.

A MAILED VOTER APPLICATION MUST BE POSTMARKED BY TOMORROW, JANUARY THE 11TH, IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY.

YOU CAN CHECK AND SEE IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED TO VOTE USING THE CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION TOOL AT SECRETARY OF STATE ROBIN CARNAHAN’S WEBSITE.

Fed Road Repair Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are coking up with over $18-million for Missouri under the Emergency Relief program. The money will be used to help pay for repair and reconstruction of federal highways and roads on federal lands that sustained serious damage as a result of heavy flooding and tornadoes last year. $3-million will restore roads affected by tornadoes that hit Joplin, and the surrounding area; the remaining $15.16 million will repair of roads in northwest Missouri hit by last summer’s flooding.

Person of Interest Sought in Eldon Arsons

A person of interest has been named in connection with the New Year’s Day arsons in Eldon. Police Lt. Brian Kidwell says they’re looking for 31-year-old Samuel N. Dykens, of Joplin:

…the fires were in a shed, a garage and a vacant house on 8th Street. Anyone with any possible information regarding Dykens’ whereabouts should contact Eldon Police at 392-5611

Burn Ban Remains In Effect for Gravois FPD

An unusually high level of fire activity continues in the Tri-County area, for this time of year, anyway:

Gravois Fire District Chief Ed Hancock says they’ve put a burn ban in effect, due to extreme wildland fire activity caused by abnormal weather conditions in the area.

Hancock says the abnormally dry, windy weather conditions appear to be improving.

LOFPD, State Fire Marshal Investigate Sunday and Monday Fires

Two suspicious fires in the last 12 hours are being investigated.

Lake Ozark Fire PD was called to a 40 by 40 square foot commercial storage structure on School Road last night just after eight.

Assistant Chief Matt Birdsley says the district called in Osage Beach Fire PD to assist and eventually called the state fire marshal.

Birdsley says another very small fire was started this morning about 6 o’clock.

Several suspicious fires set last week in a variety of places in Miller County are also under investigation.

Linn Creek Boil Order Lifted

The boil water order for the city of Linn Creek has been lifted.

The order was lifted Saturday after samples taken showed the water was safe to drink.

Water being used to stop at fire at Woodland Scenics on Thursday led to low water pressure and the boil order. A 10,000 square foot building in the Scenics complex caught fire after an exhaust fan overheated and caught foam and materials ablaze. The business reopened Friday morning.