lake of the ozarks

Politics
3:01 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Citing tourism, Lake of the Ozarks town bans open carrying of guns

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City leaders in a Lake of the Ozarks community have voted to ban open carrying of firearms to boost the area's image as a family friendly tourist destination.

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Crime
5:57 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Officer back to work after Lake of the Ozarks drowning investigation

The Lake of the Ozarks
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The arresting officer involved in the drowning of a handcuffed Iowa man came back to work Tuesday.

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Weather
9:30 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Harsh winter could impact dock safety

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Following a rough winter at the Lake of the Ozarks, people are advised to check their docks before proceeding into the water. 

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Crime
5:02 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Man charged in boat accident on Lake of the Ozarks

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The pilot of a boat that collided with a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat on the Lake of the Ozarks is facing charges.

The Camden County prosecutor on Thursday charged 55-year-old Brian Pecenka, of Lake Ozark, with four counts of second-degree assault with a vessel and a misdemeanor of not displaying navigation lights on his boat.

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Weather
8:21 am
Mon September 9, 2013

New Hurricane Deck Bridge open in Sunrise Beach

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The new Hurricane Deck Bridge serving Lake of the Ozark in Sunrise Beach is open to traffic.

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Crime
1:50 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Highway Patrol trooper involved in Lake of the Ozarks boat accident

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A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper and four other people are recovering after two boats collided on the Lake of the Ozarks.

Investigators say a Water Patrol boat being driven by 35-year-old Trooper Stephen Burgun, of Jefferson City, collided last night with a boat driven by 55-year-old Brian Pecenka, of Lake Ozark.

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Business
7:19 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Ameren sued over 2012 Lake of the Ozarks electrocution

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The mother of two Boone County children electrocuted in a 2012 Fourth of July boat dock accident at Lake of the Ozarks is suing the utility company that owns the popular recreational lake.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in July in Morgan County by Angela Anderson of Ashland claims that Union Electric Co. failed to notify lake dock owners of the need to install electrical protection devices known as ground fault interrupters. The utility operates under the name Ameren Missouri.

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Politics
7:15 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Osage Beach Fire Protection District wants to make area safer

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After several deadly accidents at Lake of the Ozarks over the last year, The Osage Beach Fire Protection District wants to make safety adjustments. Currently, the district is proposing to expand dock inspection requirements. Osage Beach Alderman and realtor Fred Catcott said the proposal is beneficial to those who use the lake.

“It gets rid of the people that want to go the cheap way out and not get them brought up to date," Catcott said. "[It] will grossly improve the safety of the lake.”

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Science, Health and Technology
4:52 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Bacteria, flooding close more Missouri public beaches

Flooding and concerns about water quality have prompted the closings of more public swimming beaches in Missouri.

The Department of Natural Resources says tests found high levels of bacteria at the day-use beach at Harry S. Truman State Park and the Grand Glaize Beach at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The beach at Mark Twain State Park is closed because of flooding and bacteria. The beaches at Thousand Hills State Park in Kirksville and Lake Wappapello in southeastern Missouri have been shut down by flooding.

Politics
8:06 am
Mon July 30, 2012

US rep. proposes bill after Lake of Ozarks issue

U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler
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Republican Missouri U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants to reduce federal regulators' authority over hydroelectric projects.

Hartzler's district includes part of the Lake of the Ozarks that has been embroiled in controversy during the past year over land near the lake. Land included within the boundary of the hydroelectric project falls under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority, while other property does not.

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PM Newscasts
6:58 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Newscast for July 9, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Work to resume at damaged Mo. levee
  • Report finds new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured
  • Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks
Lake of the Ozarks
6:40 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Third person electrocuted at Lake of the Ozarks

A 26-year-old Hazelwood woman has died in another electrocution near a dock at Lake of the Ozarks.

The Lake Sun Leader reports that the woman was swimming with two children near Dry Branch Cove's 4-mile marker on Saturday night when a current of electricity hit the water. The two children were not injured.

Lake of the Ozarks
2:43 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

UPDATE: Two Ashland children electrocuted in Lake of the Ozarks

The State Highway Patrol says two siblings from Ashland were electrocuted Wednesday at the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Business
7:58 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Regulators OK new boundaries at Lake of the Ozarks

Originally published on Wed June 6, 2012 10:33 am

CORRECTION: We incorrectly referred to Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler's press secretary as "Steve Schwartz" in an earlier version of this post. His name is Steve Walsh. We apologize for the error.

Updated at 3:12 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. with more details.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today approved Ameren Missouri's plan to reduce the amount of land the company owns and manages along the shoreline of the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Agriculture
5:40 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

FERC approves Lake of the Ozarks boundary

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved Ameren Missouri's plan to reduce the land it owns and manages along the shore of the Lake of the Ozarks.

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Politics
5:29 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

Lake of the Ozarks police looking to add staff

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The Lake of the Ozarks Board of Alderman is in no rush to give the green light to add a new police officer in the city.

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