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‘Big Brother’ tech to be used to grow Osage Beach

OSAGE BEACH – The city has agreed to pay a company $65,000 to potentially help the city grow through “Big Brother” technology.

Last Thursday the city voted to execute a multi-year contract with Buxton Company for economic development tools and services for $65,000 for the first year.

Buxton gathers data specific to areas – in this case Osage Beach – that can then be used by the city (and retailers) to determine financial strengths and weaknesses. That data can then be used to work toward specific areas in the city that can be improved and bring in more money for Osage Beach.

City Administrator Jeana Woods briefly described to the board what Buxton will do.

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Camdenton transfers their city court to county

CAMDENTON – Like many other cities in the state, Camdenton voted last week to transfer the city’s Municipal Court and its cases to the Camden County 26th Circuit Court Associate Division.

The reasons for this are many but the bottom line, according to the City Attorney Phil Morgan, is new state laws have made it harder for smaller courts to continue.

City Administrator Jeff Hancock detailed the problems in a report to the Board of Aldermen last week.

“The operating environment for municipal courts in Missouri has changed a great deal due to a series of state legislative actions and Supreme Court rule changes over the past two years,” Hancock said in his report. “Many of these changes resulted from legislative reaction to review of the operations of municipal court operations in St. Louis County, including the operations of the City of Ferguson Municipal Court.”

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Camdenton Drug store robbery call leads to arrest

CAMDENTON – A man is in jail after allegedly trying to rob a city drug store.

On Monday September 30 at approximately 5:11 p.m., the Camdenton Police Department (CPD) was dispatched to Laker Drug on North Business Highway 5 for a call of an armed robbery in progress.

Upon arrival, the store employee said a male subject came into the store and had his face concealed and a blunt metal object in his hand.

According to the CPD, the masked man ordered the employee to give him Xanax (which is a controlled substance). The employee dialed 911 and the subject fled, leaving in a dark gray Ford Flex with the license plate covered.

The clerk said the man had been in the store a short time earlier and had acted suspiciously at that time. Officers began searching the area for the vehicle.

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Two arrested in drug bust

OSAGE BEACH – Two lake area residents have been arrested on drug charges.

Information came to detectives with the Osage Beach Police Department that an individual living on Highway D in Osage Beach, was in possession of Fentanyl.

Detectives, in conjunction with the Mid Missouri Drug Task Force, obtained Search Warrants for this residence and a vehicle registered to Jill A. Parry.

Last Thursday (October 3) these warrants were served and approximately nine grams of
Fentanyl was seized, police said.

Jill A. Parry, 28, of Osage Beach, MO and Alicia R. Burton, 28, of Kaiser, MO, were taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

Both were transported to the Miller County Sheriff’s Department.

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