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Names Of Victims In Niangua Bridge Crash Released

The names of the victims in a multi-vehicle accident Wednesday morning on the Niangua Bridge have been released. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 56 year old Randal Estes was traveling northbound on Highway 5 in a 1993 Peterbilt dump truck when his left front tire deflated causing him to lose control, cross into the southbound lane and struck 50 year old Terry … [Read More]

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Red Cross Dangerously Low On Blood

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage and has issued an urgent call for donors. They need help filling the shortage following the Fourth of July holiday and they’re asking for both blood and platelet donors of all types. However, they … [Read More]

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An Adandoned House Burns Down

It’s been a busy week for the Mid-County Fire Protection District as crews responded to two structure fires. The first fire occurred on July 17th on old 54 Road near the entrance to Old Kinderhook. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the three story … [Read More]

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Civil Petition Filed Against Eldon Smoke Shop

Miller County prosecuting attorney Matt Howard has filed a civil petition against an Eldon smoke shop for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana and imitation drugs as well as drug paraphernalia. The prosecutor has filed a civil nuisance suit and is seeking a … [Read More]

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Gravois Fire Addes New Firefighter

The Gravois Fire Protection district board of trustees has given Chief Ed Hancock the go ahead to look at district protocol when dispatching firefighters and EMS teams. Chief Hancock says they’re revisiting the issue to make it more effective, and adds there … [Read More]

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Niangua Bridge Closed Due To Accident

The Camden County Sheriff’s office is reporting the Niangua bridge on north highway 5 will be closed for several hours due to a fatal, multiple vehicle accident. Sheriff’s Deputies, the Highway Patrol and Mid-County Fire are on the scene. The Missouri … [Read More]

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Missing Woman Rogers Found Alive

A woman who was missing for the past few days in Camden County has been found. Late Tuesday evening, a private citizen contacted the Camden County Sheriff’s office about a woman he had found west of the original search area near Montreal. The Sheriff’s office … [Read More]

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Rector Trial Delayed With No Reason

The trial of a local woman who allegedly confessed to an unsolved murder in Camden County over nine years ago has been delayed without reason. 36 year old Clara Rector was scheduled to go on trial Monday for the 2004 murder of 48 year old Tommy Hope. Rector … [Read More]


Hazard Mitigation Plan Accepted for Laclede County

At Monday’s meeting of the Lake of the Ozarks Council of Local Governments it was announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had accepted the hazard mitigation plans the council had been working on for the Laclede County area. Planner Andy Draper … [Read More]


Vicky Hartzler Tours Laclede Electric

Congress woman Vicky Hartzler who represents the 4th congressional district serving the Lake of the Ozarks region was in town this past weekend visiting the Laclede Electric Cooperative. Hartzler visited the co-op to learn more about the power grid reliability … [Read More]

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LORDEC Looks At Area Economic Study

At the most recent meeting of the Lake of the Ozarks Regional Economic Development Council, members of the board debated heavily on the issue of an economic study. According to the board, the last economic study on the region was several years ago before the … [Read More]