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Man shot in the face in Morgan County

MORGAN COUNTY – Law enforcement are still looking (as of press time) for a man who allegedly shot another man in the face.

According to the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD), on December 28 at approximately 6:00 a.m., deputies were dispatched to a residence on Bear Claw Road off of Ivy Bend Road in regards to a male subject who had been shot.

When deputies arrived on the scene, a male subject was located with a gunshot wound to the face. He was transported to a Jefferson City hospital in stable condition and was able to identify the shooter, the MCSD said.

Revious L Hamilton Jr., 50, was identified by the victim as the shooter.

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Woman shot in lower extremities in Miller County

MILLER COUNTY – An Eldon man is in jail charged with allegedly shooting a female.

On December 31 just before midnight, deputies from the Miller County Sheriff’s Department (MCSD) were dispatched to Sandstone Road outside of Eldon, MO, for a shooting.

After arriving, deputies located a female victim with a gunshot wound to her lower extremities. She was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for her injuries.

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Lake Ozark man killed in accident over New Year

JEFFERSON CITY – There were no fatalities on the water or on the roads in Camden, Miller or Morgan Counties over the New Year’s counting period but a Lake Ozark man did die in an accident in Columbia, MO, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).

Jason Harvey, 44, of Lake Ozark, MO, died after he was struck by a vehicle while standing in the right lane of U.S. Highway 63 near Prathersville Road in Columbia, MO on January 1.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Harvey was not injured in the crash. The Columbia Police Department investigated the crash. There were, however, three accidents during the counting period in the lake area.

The first accident happened on Saturday, December 29 in Morgan County.

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Puppy rescued from car

CAMDEN COUNTY – All occupants, including a puppy, are safe after their vehicle went into the water on New Year’s Day.

On January 1, at 8:04 p.m., the Mid-County Fire Protection District (MCFPD) was dispatched to a reported car in the water in the Niangua River off of Tunnel Dam Road.

Upon arrival, crews found that all occupants had escaped the car and were accounted for but they had left their Dalmatian puppy in the car. The Mid-County Water Rescue Team responded and upon arrival, donned protective suits and entered the water.

The team of Capt. Jim Wilson and Capt. Curtis Bowen had to walk approximately one-half mile to locate the vehicle.

Upon locating the vehicle, they found that the front two thirds of the vehicle was completely submerged, however, the very rear of the vehicle was above the waterline.

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One lane of Route 54 to close

CAMDEN COUNTY – Traffic on U.S. Route 54 will be reduced to one 10-foot lane in each direction from the Camden County Route KK intersection to Key Largo Road in Osage Beach for pavement repair.

The work is taking place as part of the Camden County Route 54 Safety Improvement Project. The repair work between Route KK and Key Largo Road is scheduled to be completed and the lanes will be reopened by the end of January.

One lane of Route 54 in each direction will be open at all times during the work. All work included in this project is weather permitting.

Periodic lane closures continue on both eastbound and westbound Route 54 between Osage Beach and Camdenton for the installation of median guard cable.

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