(Updated May 18, 2018)

Rep. Luetkemeyer questions floodplain maps

LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Missouri Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer is questioning the recent Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain maps for the lake area.

Luetkemeyer sent a letter last week to FEMA Administrator William B. Long asking for a review of the maps for accuracy claiming there is an error in the maps.

Long is asked to promptly correct any potential floodplain map errors affecting Lake of the Ozarks residents.

“It’s essential that we immediately correct any problems. My constituents at the Lake of the Ozarks deserve peace of mind in knowing they can trust the accuracy of FEMA’s floodplain maps.”

In a press release from the Camden County Commissioners in April, the new maps reflect substantial changes to the Base Flood Elevations in many areas of the lake.

Specifically, homeowners living on the Niangua and Little Niangua Arms of The Lake of the Ozarks will be given relief from substantially lower Base Flood Elevations (BFE).

What that means is some residents that had to have flood insurance in the past may not have to have it now.

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Homicide investigation

MORGAN COUNTY – The Morgan County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) has issued a press release to help alleviate the public’s concern in a homicide investigation.

On May 6, 2018, deputies from the MCSD responded to a 911 call of a male subject requesting immediate response to an ongoing assault on his wife. The male subject was not at the location of the assault but was requesting immediate assistance at a residence on Highway N in Stover.

Upon arriving at the scene, law enforcement heard the sound of a distraught female in the residence.

Deputies forced entry into the home and located a male subject unresponsive on the floor and a female subject in a hysterical state in an adjacent room.

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Man arrested in stabbing

MILLER COUNTY – A Jefferson City man has been arrested in an alleged stabbing that happened at the end of April.

On April 26, deputies with the Miller County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) were dispatched to the St. Elizabeth area for an assault investigation involving a 21 year old male resident of Taos, who sustained a stab wound to the neck. The victim had been taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment.

Detectives later discovered that the victim’s vehicle had also been taken without his permission after the alleged assault.

During their investigation, detectives were able to identify a person-of-interest in the assault, Ryan Scott Garvin, 23, of Jefferson City.

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Safety should be a priority on Memorial Day weekend 

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – The official start of the summer - Memorial Day – is right around the corner and Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like the public to make safety a priority on this Memorial Day weekend.

“The long weekend is an opportunity to visit family or friends, go to one of Missouri’s lakes, or enjoy any number of recreation opportunities in the state,” Karsten said. “A safe, fun weekend starts with you. Wear a life jacket when you’re on or near the water and use a seat belt when you drive. Always pay attention, whether you’re on the road or on the water. Wherever you celebrate this long holiday weekend, choose to be a sober driver on land and on the water.”

The patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.

In addition, the patrol will assign troopers to 20-mile intervals along Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61 on May 25, 2018 and May 28, 2018.

Troopers taking part in the holiday peak travel crash reduction enforcement project will

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Franklin recognizes outstanding youth

CAMDENTON - State Representative Diane Franklin presented Maya Irvine with a House Resolution along with a Proclamation from the Governor recognizing her being named one of five Afterschool Ambassadors in the United States.

Irvine, a ninth grade student at Camdenton High School has been selected to serve in the inaugural class of Youth Afterschool Ambassadors appointed by the Afterschool Alliance.

Irvine is a member of the Camdenton FIRST LASER Robotics team and is now one of five students from across the nation to be selected as an Ambassador.
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