Seven people have been arrested over the past week by the Camdenton police department. 41 year old Marc Bulva and 44 year old Terry Summers of Camdenton were both arrested for possession of a controlled substance while 30 year old Robert Riggs also Camdenton was picked up for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 36 year old Cassandra Franklin of Linn Creek was arrested for theft while 31 year old Vincent Prindle of Eldon and 23 year old Kenneth Megan of Camdenton were arrested on warrants for probation violation. And 19 year old Brandon Broswell of Camdenton was picked up for stealing.
A Versailles man is in serious condition after being hit by a car yesterday (Thursday) in Morgan County. According to the State Highway Patrol, 22 year old Traidrick Clater walked into traffic on highway 52 near cottonwood drive and was hit by a car driven by 68 year old Fred Demoss of Benton County. Clater was taken to an area hospital for treatment.
The State of Missouri is receiving low marks when it comes to anti-smoking efforts. A report by the campaign for tobacco free kids indicates the state’s budget includes about $70,000 dollars for programs to help people quit smoking or discourage them from starting. Only the state of New Jersey ranks worse than Missouri. State lawmakers had included an additional $150,000 for anti-tobacco efforts but it was vetoed by Governor Nixon along with other proposed spending increases. The report also shows that 22 percent of adults and 15 percent of high school students in Missouri smoke.
Police are investigating an incident in which hackers attempted to retrieve information from the Missouri State employee’s retirement system. Last month hackers were able to get information from individual retirement pages on four different occasions. However, no money was transferred and the victims are now working with officials to protect their information. Starting on Tuesday, all Mosers members are encouraged to go to their website and change passwords.
An employee of the city of Osage Beach has decided to hang up his hat. According to Angel Quade with the City, School Resource Officer Rick Arnall has decided to retire after several years of service to the community. The city is planning to hold a special reception for Arnall at the city hall this coming December 15th between 1:30 and 2:30pm. While Arnall has not commented on why he’s retiring, sources say he’s looking to take some time to enjoy life around the lake.
A lake area man has officially been charged with a misdemeanor after a boating accident earlier this year kills two others. According to court documents, Daniel Berhorst of Freeburg was charged with a count of operating a motorboat or watercraft intoxicated. In July Berhorst was traveling on the river when his boat hit another boat head on, causing injuries to Larry Hennier and Mary Talken who both died due to their injuries. Berhorst is due back in court in February.
The final of the four individuals involved in the raping, torturing and holding of a Niangua woman against her will in May of 2013 has been charged. 20 year old Kristin Prince was sentenced today (Thursday) to 20 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Prince received the sentence for the charge of Assault in the 1st degree. She also received 15 years for Armed Criminal action. The other three individuals in the case have all received their sentencing. Judge Kenneth Thompson presided over the case.