The highway patrol wants your feedback. Superintendent Ronald Replogle is asking Lake Area residents to take part in a statewide public opinion survey regarding safety and security, officer’s attitudes and competency, overall agency performance and concerns regarding crime and social issues. The public opinion survey can be found on the highway patrol’s website.
Opponents of a gun rights Amendment recently approved by Missouri voters are asking the State Supreme Court to overturn the election results. They contend the summary on the August 5th ballot was insufficient and unfair and thus, the results should be invalidated. They also say voters should have been told the Amendment subjects gun control laws to strict legal scrutiny and that it repeals a provision allowing restrictions on concealed weapons. Voters approved the Constitutional Amendment last month by 61 percent.
An Eldon man is behind bars after being arrested on child sex charges. According to the Miller County Sheriff’s Department, Nathanial Stemmler has been charged with five counts of first degree statutory sodomy. Deputies picked Stemmler up after receiving information from the Texas department of child protective services. He is currently being held in the Miller County jail on $300 thousand dollars bond.
A Crocker man was killed in a motorcycle accident Tuesday in Miller County. According to the Highway Patrol, 52 year old David Morris traveled off the right side of the roadway, went down a small embankment and struck a tree. Morris was pronounced dead at the scene by the Miller County Coroner. The accident ocurred on highway 17, one mile north of route K. This is troop F’s third fatality for the month and the 53rd for the year.
Some changes have been made regarding this year’s Missouri safe schools and colleges conference that is being held this week in Osage Beach. In an effort to assist schools in finding solutions to problems such as cyber bullying, sexual harassment and violence, organizers have decided to include students who have witnessed or experienced these things first hand. Students from several school districts including Miller county R-3 will be speaking Thursday about creating a safer school environment. This week’s conference is being held at the Tan-Tar-A resort in Osage Beach.