Updated December 14, 2018


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Murder charges filed

MILLER COUNTY – A Tuscumbia man has been arrested and charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of a Barnett man.

According to the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) during the late evening hours of Monday December 3, deputies were dispatched to the 2100 block of Highway 52 outside Tuscumbia for a shooting.

After arriving, deputies located a victim that was found deceased from a single gunshot wound to the chest. He was later identified as Dalton Cain Bishop, 18, of Barnett, MO.

During the investigation, Larry Micah Matthews, 41, of Tuscumbia, MO, was identified as the alleged shooter.

Matthews was transported to the Miller County Sheriff’s Office and interviewed.

Prosecuting Attorney Benjamin Winfrey subsequently charged Matthews with Murder in the Second Degree, a Class A Felony, and Armed Criminal Action, an Unclassified Felony.

Matthews is currently being held at the Miller County Adult Detention Center in lieu of a $500,000 bond.

Two separate burglary arrests land six people in jail

CAMDEN COUNTY – Six people have found themselves in jail after two recent arrests in relation to two separate burglaries.

In the first one, on November 30 the Camden County Sheriff's Department (CCSD) was notified of a burglary that had taken placed at a residence off of Wolf Pen Hollow in Camdenton.

During the investigation, the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group was called in to assist the CCSD.

Two search warrants were obtained and executed at the suspect’s residences located in Camdenton and in Macks Creek.

As a result of the search warrants the CCSD claimed antique furniture and other household items were recovered.

Additionally, a road sign that was allegedly stolen and suspected drug paraphernalia were seized, the CCSD said.
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Busts made in Miller County multiple thefts

MILLER COUNTY – Three people have been arrested for a string of burglaries in the Iberia and Brumley areas.

In late November the Miller County Sheriff’s Department had taken several reports of burglaries at unoccupied residences in the Brumley and Iberia areas. The burglaries were occurring during daylight hours.

Extra patrols then began to be conducted in those areas.

Information gathered during the investigation led to the location of the alleged stolen property from the burglaries along with the location of suspects involved in the felony crimes.

Last Monday (December 3) the Miller County Prosecuting Attorney issued warrants on the individuals involved.

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2019 budget for Osage Beach will top $35,000,000

OSAGE BEACH – The Board of Aldermen have approved the first reading of the city’s 2019 budget and it will top $35 million.

The basic breakdown of the expenses is:

• $7,316,349 - General Fund
• $1,962,332 - CIT Fund
• $4,937,024 - Transportation Fund
• $4,765,897 - Water Fund
• $3,197,196 - Sewer Fund
• $619,432 - Ambulance Fund
• $9,136,610 - Lee C Fine Airport Fund
• $ 298,842 - Grand Glaize Airport Fund
• $2,397,000 - Prewitt’s Point TIF
• $778,500 - Dierbergs TIF
Total: $35,409,182

(The city does have reserve funds that can make up the difference between revenue and expenditures).

The General Fund category is projecting an income of $7,148,008 from the following areas:

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Road projects approved in Camden, Miller Counties

JEFFERSON CITY – Last week The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission awarded improvement projects on four roadways in Camden and Miller counties.

Magruder Paving submitted the low bid of $1,619,312 and was awarded the contract, which includes:

• Camden County Route KK - Pavement improvements and two-foot shoulder additions between Osage Beach Parkway and Turkey Bend Road.
• Business Route 54 - Pavement improvements in various locations between the Osage River and the Grand Glaize Bridge.
• Route 242 and Route MM - Pavement improvements between Route 54 and the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge.

Work on each project will take place in 2019. When a start date is established, MoDOT will alert the public about the project through signs, news releases and social media.

For more information about these projects or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/central

Sunrise Beach to receive loan, grant for water improvements

COLUMBIA - United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case today announced that USDA is investing over $8 million to five recipients across the state to help rebuild and improve rural water infrastructure, including Sunrise Beach.

The Village of Sunrise Beach will receive a $1,433,000 loan and $1.309,000 grant to construct a wastewater collection and treatment system for the northern portion of the Village. Expanding the Village’s wastewater collection and treatment system will allow for further residential and commercial development in this area of Lake of the Ozarks, while improving the lake’s eco-structure.

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