Lake Of The Ozarks

Missouri Water Patrol file photo.

Review of Missouri Water Patrol Merger Continues

Missouri lawmakers are gathering more testimony on the wisdom of the decision three years ago to make the Water Patrol a division of the State Highway Patrol.

10/14/2014

Photo: KMOX

Missouri Panel to Review Highway, Water Merger

Missouri lawmakers are calling for a review of the state’s Water Patrol Division after a man drowned this year while in trooper custody.

09/17/2014

Brandon Ellingson

Trooper Concerned He Made Mistakes Amid Drowning of Handcuffed Man

A Missouri Highway Patrol trooper expressed concerns in a call to a supervisor that he might have made mistakes when a handcuffed Iowa man drowned after he was arrested.

09/15/2014

Brandon Ellingson

UPDATED: Couple Disputes Inquest Into Man’s Drowning Death in Lake of the Ozarks

Larry and Paulette Moreau, of Hartsburg, say they went past the patrol boat and 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson before he drowned May 31 in the Lake of the Ozarks.

09/08/2014

Photo: KMOX stock

Jurors Rule Lake of the Ozarks Drowning Accidental

Jurors have ruled that the death of a handcuffed Iowa suspect who drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks was accidental.

09/04/2014

Brandon Ellingson

Missouri Trooper Faults Training in Drowning Death

A trooper who was at the helm of a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell overboard and drowned says he lacked training to handle the situation.

09/04/2014

Brandon Ellingson

Attorney: Highway Patrol Report on Drowning of College Student Fails to Address Witness Accounts

The case of the Iowa college student who drowned while in Missouri Water Patrol custody on Memorial Day Weekend goes before a rare coroner’s inquest in Morgan County this morning.

09/04/2014

Brandon Ellingson

Inquest to Examine Handcuffed Man’s Drowning Death

An upcoming court proceeding will examine the death of a handcuffed Iowa man who went overboard as a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat was transporting him from the Lake of the Ozarks on suspicion of boating while intoxicated.

08/24/2014

Photo: KMOX stock

Iowa Family Still Waiting on Report of Son’s Lake of the Ozarks Drowning

Nearly three months after their son drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks while handcuffed and in Missouri Water Patrol custody, an Iowa family still is waiting for the official report on how it happened.

08/22/2014

Bagnell Dam construction. Photo courtesy of Ameren Missouri.

#Throwback Thursday: Bagnell Dam and the Lake of the Ozarks

It’s likely that St. Louis area residents who own a boat have made the trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, and they have Bagnell Dam to thank.

07/31/2014

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