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City addresses employee’s personal social media

LAKE OZARK – The city has passed the first reading of a new ordinance that sets out guidelines for what employees can (or can’t) post on their personal social media accounts, even on their own time, along with possession of weapons and nepotism.

The reasons for these guidelines were explained in the proposed ordinance.

“Your use of social networking reflects on both you personally and your associates, including your employer, the City of Lake Ozark. The City does not intend to restrict your ability to have an online presence nor does it mandate what you generally can and cannot post online.

“However, the City expects you to be responsible and accountable for what you post, just as if you said your posts out loud in public or published them in a newspaper. Remember, posts on the internet are immediate, permanent, and never truly private. Therefore, the City requires that its employees follow these guidelines in the use of social media:”

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More details released on Eldon tornado

MILLER COUNTY – The National Weather Service has released more information on the tornado that hit Eldon on May 22.

That tornado was one of 14 that hit the state during the period of May 20-22.

According to the National Weather Service:

• Date: 5/22/2019
• Time: (Local) 10:56 PM
• EF Rating: EF -1
• Estimated Peak Winds 104 MPH
• Path Length: 13 Miles
• Max Width: 880 Yards
• Injuries/Deaths: 1/0

A tornado touched down west of the Eldon Country Club and damaged numerous homes across the southern and eastern sections of Eldon. One injury occurred in this area. The tornado then tracked northeast, crossing Highway 54 twice, then across rural areas in northeastern Miller County before crossing AA at Spring Garden and entering Cole County near Shipman Road.

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Wanted man arrested in St. Genevieve, MO

CAMDEN COUNTY – A man wanted in a recent incident has been taken into custody in St. Genevieve, MO.

On Sunday May 26 at approximately 10:23 p.m., a deputy with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 5 in Camdenton.

According to the CCSO, the driver, Dillon Johnson, refused to stop and a pursuit began. The vehicle eventually stopped in the area of Wigwam Trail at which time Johnson exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A foot pursuit ensued.

While searching for Johnson, the deputy could hear the residents of a home located on East Lakeview Acres screaming.

Johnson had allegedly entered the residence where it was believed that he stole a firearm from one of the occupants and fled back into the woods.

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One death on lake over holiday period

LAKE OF THE OZARKS – There was one fatality on the lake over the Memorial Day holiday period and none on the roads in the lake area, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The fatality is being referred to as a “Boating Fatality” and not a “drowning.” The MSHP says there were no drownings statewide during the counting period, which ran from 6 p.m., Friday, May 24, through 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2019.

The “Boating Fatality” occurred on May 27 at 4:45 p.m. at the one-mile mark of the Glaize Arm.

According to the MSHP, William A. Gordon-Price, 27, of Overland Park, KS, died after he went swimming off his Sweetwater Pontoon vessel. He went under and did not resurface.

Camden County Medical Examiner Dee Ballard pronounced Gordon-Price dead at the scene. Gordon-Price was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident.

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