(Updated June 20, 2018)

Four arrested in second drug bust in Miller County 

MILLER COUNTY – The day after a drug investigation landed five people in jail the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) arrested four more people in another drug investigation.

The MCSD, along with the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force, arrested Jeffery Barlow, Abigail Haslag, and Scott Howell in conjunction with a drug investigation allegedly involving the distribution of methamphetamine.

According to the MCSD, on Thursday June 7, officers conducting the investigation witnessed suspected drug transactions taking place and made contact with the subjects involved.

Officers made arrest after searching and finding suspected methamphetamine.

Police also took Brian Stogsdill into custody during the drug investigation on several outstanding warrants.

Barlow is being held on a $75,000 bond for two counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance and has a no bond parole warrant.

Howell is being held on a $50,000 bond for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance.

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Human remains ruled a homicide

MILLER COUNTY – An investigation is ongoing in a case involving the discovery of human remains.

Last Monday (June 11) the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) received information about human remains in a rural area of Miller County.

The MCSD launched an investigation after confirming the human remains and is being assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control.

After an autopsy was completed last Wednesday (June 13), investigators have identified the human remains as a male individual that had been entered into the National Missing Persons Database.

Investigating agencies are ruling the death as a homicide but are not releasing the actual identity of the person due to the ongoing investigation and until all family notifications have been made.

Nothing further will be released at this time, the MCSD stated.

Busy Monday for Mid-County Fire Protection District


CAMDEN COUNTY – The Mid-County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) firefighters found themselves busy last Monday (June 11) with four incidents nearly back to back.

The first call came in at 12:02 p.m., when the MCFPD was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 1200 block of Ballpark Road just outside the city limits of Camdenton.

First arriving units found a modular home with heavy smoke showing from the basement. Firefighters made entry into the structure and encountered heavy smoke and intense heat.

The fire was located in the basement and firefighters brought the incident under control in approximately 15 minutes.

Fire damage was contained to the basement area with smoke damage throughout the entire structure.

The MCFPD was assisted at the scene by an engine from the Osage Beach Fire Protection District, an ambulance from the Camden County Ambulance District and deputies from the Camden County Sheriff’s Department.

The fire was investigated by the MCFPD Fire Marshal and was found to be caused by an electrical short in the ceiling of the basement.

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Results released for annual school bus inspections

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – Results of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s annual bus inspection program has been released with lake area buses receiving various results.

A total of 12,018 school buses across the state of Missouri were inspected by Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) personnel during the 2018 program.  Of all buses inspected, 90.6 percent were approved by inspection personnel with no defective items noted during inspection.

During the annual school bus inspection program, buses found to have no defective items are rated as “approved.”  Buses having one or more defective items which do not constitute an immediate danger are rated as “defective.”

Buses with a defective item which constitutes an immediate danger are rated as “out-of-service.”

Buses rated as “defective” may continue to be operated for the purpose of transporting students until repair is made. School districts are allowed 10 days following initial inspection to repair identified defects before being re-inspected by Highway Patrol motor vehicle inspection personnel.

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Navigational restrictions updated for Shootout Event

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) has updated the navigational restrictions for this year’s Shootout event.

Revised navigational restrictions will be in effect during the 2018 Lake of the Ozarks Shootout regatta. The no wake restriction for the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout event includes the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark to the 36-mile mark.

Due to the number of spectator vessels expected at the event, additional navigational restrictions will be put into place on Saturday, August 25, only.

An extended idle speed area will be in effect from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and will include the main channel from the 31.5-mile mark downstream to approximately the 21-mile mark. The extended idle speed area is in addition to the no wake restriction implemented for the event itself.

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