(Updated December 7, 2017)

Kansas man arrested after robbery, chase, shooting

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A Kansas man has been arrested after an alleged bank robbery attempt and chase reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Last Thursday at approximately 10:20 a.m. Camden County advised Morgan County that they had a pursuit with a dark colored Dodge truck. The Sunrise Beach Police Department was advised to watch the area.

Camden County lost sight of the vehicle and the pursuit was terminated.

At approximately 11:13 a.m. that same day, a 911 call was received by Morgan County 911 advising of a possible bank robbery at the U.S. Bank located in central Versailles.

The reporting party from U.S. Bank stated that a male subject wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face had entered the premises and demanded money.

The suspect then left the bank and entered a dark colored Dodge truck.

One of the patrons of the bank ran across the road to call 911 from O’Reilly Auto Parts and then followed the suspect vehicle until the Versailles Police Department came into contact with it at the four-way intersection in Versailles.

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No fatalities in lake area during holiday

JEFFERSON CITY - Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Troop F, Jefferson City, recently released the Thanksgiving holiday traffic crash and preliminary enforcement totals for the Troop F area, which consists of the 13 counties in central Missouri including the counties of Camden, Miller and Morgan.

During the 2017 Thanksgiving weekend traffic crash counting period, which began at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, and ended at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, troopers participated in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort).

In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop F troopers conducted a Holiday Traffic Crash Reduction Effort on Interstate 70 on Wednesday, November 22, and Sunday, November 26.

During these operations, troopers investigated 46 traffic crashes, in which there were eight injuries and one fatality. Two other fatality crashes were investigated by other agencies within the Troop F region.

None of the fatalities occurred in Camden, Miller or Morgan Counties, according to MSHP crash reports.

Preliminary enforcement totals show Troop F troopers made 10 arrests for driving while intoxicated, five arrests for drug violations, and issued 183 citations for exceeding the speed limit. 59 people were cited for seat belt violations.

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Home damaged by leaf fire

CAMDEN COUNTY – An afternoon accidental fire has damaged a home on Neongwah Bend Road last Thursday.

On November 30, at 4:36 p.m., the Mid-County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 844 Neongwah Bend Road.

First arriving units found a single-story residence with heavy smoke showing from the attic and roof. Firefighters immediately began an interior fire attack and were able to bring the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes.

The occupants of the residence and their animals were outside when firefighters arrived, having escaped the residence unharmed. One firefighter was treated on the scene for a minor injury by Camden County Ambulance District and was able to return to work at the scene.

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Morgan sheriff seeks public’s help in identifying suspects

MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two subjects that are wanted for questioning in reference to a burglary that occurred in the Lake Ozark area. If you know the identities of the subjects, please contact Detective Burkhead at 573-369-2341. You may also submit tips anonymously via their tip line at 573-552-7189 or tips@millercountysheriff.com. “We appreciate the public's assistance in identifying and locating the subjects,” a spokesman said.

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Ameren seeks approval of PSC for rate change

JEFFERSON CITY - Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri has filed two applications with the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) to change certain rates charged to customers and obtain approval of it Renewable Choice Program.

Ameren filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) that appears on the monthly bills of its electric customers.

For a typical residential customer, the EEIC will drop from approximately $3.95 a month to approximately $3.74 a month, effective January 25, 2018.

The proposed adjustment reflects costs of recently approved energy efficiency programs under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA).

The Energy Efficiency Investment Charge (EEIC) is a charge which encourages utility companies to implement demand-side and energy efficiency

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