(Updated May 17, 2017)

 

Camdenton hit with injury lawsuit

CAMDENTON – The city has found itself facing a second personal injury lawsuit and this one involves a water meter cover.

The petition was filed earlier this month by Andrew S. Lyskowski of the Bergmanis Law firm in Camdenton, for Carrie Marlow. That firm is also representing the other personal injury case.

In the suit Lyskowski claims that Marlow, who lives on Ha Ha Tonka Road, was injured due to negligence by the city.

“On July 18, 2014, Plaintiff approached the mailbox at her residence, as she normally would, and while attempting to check her mailbox, she stepped onto a water meter cover, which she had previously stepped on numerous times and knew it to be secure,” the petition stated. “On this particular day, however, the water meter cover was not secure causing Plaintiff to fall, with her leg slipping into the now hole, causing injury to her right leg and foot requiring medical treatment.”

The city is being accused of guilt for the situation because:

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Robbery arrest

CAMDEN COUNTY – A 24-year-old Camdenton man is in jail and charged with robbery in an alleged incident that occurred at a residence located on Claremont Ridge Road.

According to the Camden County Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) on May 9 at approximately 10:35 a.m., the Camden County Communications Center received a 911 call in reference to a robbery that just occurred at the residence.

The CCSD described the incident in this way:

A female occupant of the residence was inside while a female friend and children were outside. A male subject, driving an early 2000 model dark gray four-door sedan, drove into the driveway and approached the female in the yard. It was alleged that he was brandishing an unknown type of knife.
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MoDOT bridge replacement to cause long detours

Route D bridge

The one-lane bridge over Bank Branch Creek on Route D will be replaced with a two-lane bridge. Work could begin this month. The closing of the bridge will stop all through traffic for at least two months. Drivers will have to detour on South 5 into Laclede County to Route E and then over to Route D. (Reporter photo by Dale Johnson)

CAMDEN COUNTY – Those using Route D may soon have to take a very long detour to get to their destination.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has approved a contract to replace the bridge on Camden County Route D over Bank Branch Creek south of Camdenton.

KCI Construction was awarded the contract after submitting the low bid of $1,177,700.

The project is scheduled to take place for 60 days and can start as early as May 30. The bridge will be closed and traffic will be detoured during the work.

The bridge is not too far past the entrance to Ha Ha Tonka park access (lower section by the spring) 3.5 miles southwest of Camdenton.
 

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Route J bridge

A public meeting is scheduled for May 22 from 4-6 p.m. at the Camdenton Chamber of Commerce to discuss the replacement of the Route J Bridge. The bridge will be replaced sometime in 2018. Drivers will have to detour on other routes since through traffic will not be possible during construction. (Photo courtesy of The Missouri Department of Transportation)

CAMDEN COUNTY – The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) will hold a public meeting on Monday, May 22 to discuss replacing the Route J Bridge over the Little Niangua River in Camden County.

The proposed project includes building a new Route J bridge on a new alignment just north of the existing bridge.

The Rainwater Creek Bridge will also be replaced.

The original bridges were constructed in 1932 and are 20 feet wide. The new bridges will be 26 feet wide.

The contract for the project will be awarded in the spring of 2018 with construction to start in the summer of 2018.

The public meeting will be held from 4-6 p.m. at the offices of the Camdenton-Area Chamber of Commerce, 739 West U.S. Highway 54 in Camdenton.

No formal presentation will be made. The public may attend the meeting at any time between those hours to speak with staff from MoDOT.

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Patrol to be out in force for holiday weekend

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - In some ways, Memorial Day weekend is the gateway to summer fun. The long weekend is an opportunity to visit family or friends, go to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoy any number of recreation opportunities in Missouri.

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) would like the public to make safety a priority this holiday weekend.

“Use a seat belt and pay attention when you drive, and wear your life jacket when you're on or near the water,” she said. “Know where work zones are located along your route, and if alcohol is part of your holiday, make sure driving a vehicle or a vessel is not.”

The MSHP will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.

In addition, the Patrol will assign troopers to 20-mile intervals along Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61 on May 26, 2017 and May 29, 2017.

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Woman dies in one-vehicle accident on Route D

CCAMDEN COUNTY – A 79-year-old female has been killed in a one-vehicle accident last week on Route D just north of Liberty Road.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP), last Wednesday (May 10) at approximately 8:30 a.m., Nancy Reynolds, of Camdenton, was northbound on Route D when the vehicle, a 2005 GM Envoy, traveled off the left side of the road, down an embankment and into the lake.

She was wearing a safety device.

This was fatality number 24 for Troop F this year.

In addition, three females were injured in a separate accident on Route 5 at Bear Paw the next day.

According to the MSHP, a 2016 GMC Terrain was southbound when it made an improper U-turn into the path of a 2007 Dodge Nitro, which then struck the GMC.

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