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Resident sues Osage Beach for property damage

OSAGE BEACH – A resident is suing the City of Osage Beach for damages to her home that she claims is due to the city’s negligence.

Last Wednesday (January 8) Attorney Christopher M. Rohrer filed a petition in Camden County Court against the city on behalf of property owner Cathy Lane.

The petition states that water damage occurred to her home due to work being done – and then neglected – by the city, which resulted in $25,000 in damage.

The petition says that on April 8, 2010 the city (Defendant) sent a letter to Cathy Lane and neighboring property owners on Conway Lane, requesting that they give the city a permanent road easement and in return, the city agreed to obtain ownership of the road and storm drainage system for maintenance purposes.

Lane agreed to it and the city received the easement from the property owner.

According to the petition, it was eight years later (August 2018) that the city performed work that resulted in the damage to the home.

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Climax Springs man dead, two injured in accident

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – A Climax Springs man is dead and two others injured after a vehicle struck all three.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) on January 8 at 9:48 p.m., on Highway Z just south of Coffman Bend Drive, “Victim 1” exited his vehicle and was in the roadway.

“Victim 2” saw Victim 1, pulled over and exited his vehicle in an attempt to assist Victim 1. “Victim 3” observed Victims 1 and 2 and also stopped and tried to assist.

At that time, a 1998 Ford 150 struck all three of the subjects.

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Man in wheelchair hit by car

CAMDENTON – A man regularly seen traveling around the city in a motorized wheelchair was hit by a car last week.

On Tuesday January 7, at approximately 11:16 a.m., city officers were called to East U.S. Highway 54 and 3rd Street in reference to a motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian in a motorized wheel chair.

Upon arrival, officers learned that a 48-year-old Camdenton man was crossing U.S.
Highway 54 in his motorized wheelchair when he was struck by a vehicle driven by an
85-year-old Camdenton woman.

The 48-year-old male was taken to Lake Regional Hospital via ambulance and later flown to the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia for the injuries he sustained during the crash.

The female reported no injuries at the scene.

Camdenton Police Chief Laura Wright told The Reporter last week that the man is in stable condition.

Wright also said that that traffic was heavy in this area during the time of the crash and the woman had no time to stop when the wheelchair pulled across her lane.

The name of the man in the wheelchair was not released but the Police Chief said they had talked to him in the past about putting a flag on his wheelchair to make him more visible to traffic.

No more details have been released at this time.

Could gambling boats be coming to the lake?

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – Gambling boats may be in the future for the lake area, thanks to a bill proposed by Representative Rocky Miller.

Miller has filed House Joint Resolution Number 87, which if approved, will be sent to the voters in November and will allow gambling boats on the “navigable” portion of the Osage River.

The proposal would change Section A. Section 39(e), Article III, Constitution of Missouri and add one new section (section 2),

If approved, this would to permit lotteries, gift enterprises, and games of chance to be conducted on excursion gambling boats and floating facilities upon the navigable portion of the Osage River only.

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