A tragic two car crash in Miller county resulted in the deaths of four graduate students from Rolla. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 22 year old Murali Bottu was driving west on Highway 42, about 12 miles east of Osage Beach, when he lost control of his vehicle, overcorrected and stopped sideways on the highway. A pickup truck traveling east bound slammed into the passenger side. 24 year old Srupen Velumula, 22 year old Sri Harsha Chitturi, 21 year old Srikanth Ravi and 23 year old Dheeraj Gudlawar were all pronounced dead at the scene. All of them were students at Missouri Science and Technology and from India. The driver of the truck had moderate injuries.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department says volunteer searchers have found some personal items, belonging to Deborah Cirrincione. Her jacket, a medical identification bracelet and a spare tire cover from her blue Jeep Wrangler were recovered near Riddle Bridge, between Waynesville and Dixon. No one has seen the 54 year old Dixon woman, since April 28th. She had driven to get groceries from Wal Mart and gasoline near Fort Leonard Wood. Heavy rains had closed some of the roads she usually traveled. Family members have said she was battling brain cancer.
Eldon Mayor John Holland has a list of over 15 businesses seeking liquor license renewals. The City of Eldon Board of Aldermen will discuss approval, tonight. Aldermen will also likely vote on an ordinance that sets out the guidelines and payment for the city project done by E-T Archer Corporation. The meeting starts at six p-m in the Public Works Building on Highway Y.
The United States Census Bureau says data from the 2010 census show the population center of the country is a small town in Texas County. Governor Jay Nixon issued a proclamation to the village of Plato, the fourth straight Missouri community to get the commemorative survey marker.
The Lebanon Police Department has written up Conoco One Stop Number Three on Crescent Drive and Smitty’s on Jefferson Avenue. Clerks at both businesses reportedly sold alcohol to minors who were working with the Lebanon P-D on alcohol compliance checks.
No trial date is set yet, but Osage Beach police officer, Lieutenant Richard Calvino, has pleaded not guilty to charges of statutory rape in Camden County. Calvino is accused of having sexual contact with a minor, between 1984 and 1990.
While there is a chance for some severe weather tomorrow, if you are in the Lebanon area, you should hear sirens today. Don’t panic. The Laclede County Office of Emergency Management and City of Lebanon Emergency Management are testing outdoor warning sirens today at 1:15. And, the activations are possible, off and on, until 2:30.