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Updated March 29, 2023

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Two charged with hate crime after shooting

MORGAN COUNTY – Four people have been arrested after firing shots into a church.

In the early morning hours of Saturday March 18, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) responded to a call of Shots Fired at Clearview Church on Highway E in Morgan County.

Arriving deputies located spent 9mm shell casings and obvious damage to the church.

After further investigation it was discovered that not less than 50 rounds from 9mm pistols had been fired into the church. 

During this investigation it was also learned that a church south of Latham, MO, in Moniteau County, was vandalized. 

Four suspects were identified and taken into custody over the course of the day.

During their arrests, three 9mm handguns, with ammunition, and a vehicle were seized.

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Warrant sends six to jail

CAMDEN COUNTY – Six people have been arrested after a search warrant was served in Richland.

In the early morning hours last Wednesday (March 22) deputies with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Task Force Officers from the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group assisted the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office executing a search warrant inside the city limits of Richland.

As a result of the search warrant, deputies said they recovered approximately 12 grams of methamphetamine, controlled narcotics pills and various amounts of drug paraphernalia. 

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Pot tax on the ballot for Morgan County

MORGAN COUNTY – Like Camden and Miller Counties, Morgan County will also be asking voters to approve a three percent tax on the sale of recreational marijuana on the April 4 ballot.

If approved by voters it will apply to all recreational pot sales in the county. This tax does will not apply to medial pot sales, just recreational sales.

The Morgan County Health Center is seeking a trustee for a four-year term from four names on the ballot.

Morgan County R-II School District

The district is looking for three members for the Board of Education from seven on the ballot.

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Two vacant house fires extinguished in one day

MORGAN COUNTY – Last Monday afternoon (March 20) the Gravois Fire Protection District (GFPD) along with the Sunrise Beach, Mid-County and Lake Ozark Fire Districts responded to a First Alarm residential structure fire in the 33000 block of Green Hills Road. 

The house was currently vacant and no injuries were reported. The blaze is under investigation by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety.

But the day was not over.

Shortly after 6:00 p.m., the GFPD and The Versailles Rural Fire Protection District, The Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District, The Moreau Fire Protection District and Mid Mo Ems crews responded to another First Alarm structure fire in the 13000 block of Mayfield Drive.

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Cancelled fire call becomes real

OSAGE BEACH – Last Sunday (March 19) the Osage Beach Fire Protection District (OBFPD) was dispatched to a call of a fire alarm sounding at Hawks Nest Lodge.

The alarm was initially thought to be someone taking a shower and onsite management advised the alarm company to cancel responding units.

The responding fire companies cancelled their response but per policy, Chief 4 continued on to the location to confirm, which ended up being a possible lifesaving move.

Management attempted to reset the alarm but when doing so the alarm tripped immediately. When checking the area again they heard screaming from a room and noticed smoke coming from the door frame

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