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Extended Stay Manager Helps Relocate Tenants

BRANSON, Mo.-- Although another Extended Stay hotel in Branson has been shut down after a tenant called the city and complained about hotel conditions -- city leaders say, this time it's different.


Blue Eye’s press stifles Spokane in district title game

It may not be in the first quarter or second quarter, but the Blue Eye Lady Bulldogs believe their full-court press will catch up to you eventually. Blue Eye’s relentless press got the best of Spokane by the second quarter in Friday night’s Class 2 District 10 tournament title game. The Lady Bulldog


Students make case for raising minimum age to buy tobacco products

A community coalition made the case for raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products in Branson Thursday. Members of Taney County’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team spoke during a Branson Board of Aldermen study session Thursday. Members of the ADAPT Club from Branson High School as


Branson Hotel Temporarily Closing for Health and Safety Concerns

BRANSON, Mo. - The Branson Villas Extended Stay Motel is temporarily closing down due to unsanitary and unsafe living conditions. That's according to the Taney County Health Department.


Missouri personal property tax assessment deadline approaching

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Missouri residents have a few days left to submit their personal property tax assessments. According to the Adair County Assessor's Office, property is assessed as of January 1.


Branson Landing and National Chain Restaurants: Perfect Match

BRANSON, Mo. -- Well known national restaurant and entertainment chains have been setting up shop in Branson lately -- particularly at The Landing. The most recent addition, "The Landshark Bar and Grill." A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Thursday morning.


Traffic Alert: Commercial Street Lane Closure in Branson to Begin

BRANSON, Mo. - The Public Works Department will close south-bound Commercial Street, south of Main Street starting Monday, February 25, 2019, for storm drain repairs. It will remain closed until the repairs at the southwest corner of Main and Commercial are complete, which is estimated between four


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Missouri lawmakers looking to eliminate vehicle inspection requirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate inspections for commercial vehicles. Representative J. Eggleston stated after researching this issue, he found that the checks don't necessarily keep the roads more safe.


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


Southeast Missouri could see severe weather Saturday; snow expected in far northwest Missouri (AUDIO)

The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis says strong to severe thunderstorms are possible Saturday and Saturday night across parts of southeast Missouri. NWS meteorologist Melissa Byrd expects wind gusts of close to 40 miles per hour in places.


Sinkhole on Missouri St. in Evansville is growing, according to neighbors

A sinkhole on Missouri St. and Baker Ave. in Evansville is getting bigger, neighbors say. One resident in the area, Megan Smith, sent us pictures of the hole taken 10 days ago.


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


Comic Convention Coming to Branson March 8-10

BRANSON –– In less than a month Branson, Missouri will serve as host to a new era of comic conventions as it welcomes the inaugural Branson Con to the Hilton Branson Convention Center on March 8th, 9th and 10th. Branson Con is a comic convention run by fans, for the fans.


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


Highway 165 Bridge Across Table Rock Dam to Temporarily Close

BRANSON, Mo. – The Corps of Engineers will close both lanes of Highway 165 across Table Rock Dam from 8 p.m. March 7 until 6 a.m. March 8 to install equipment needed to refurbish the dam’s head gates.


Branson’s Fritz’s Adventure and Cherish Kids Host Foster, Adoptive Children and Families for Day of Fun

BRANSON — Fritz’s Adventure, a dynamic, indoor family adventure facility, and Cherish Kids, a foster care and adoption ministry, hosted community members at the second annual “Cherish Kids Day at Fritz’s Adventure” Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Number of Hate Groups in Missouri Rises

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The number of hate groups in Missouri is growing. That's according to new numbers from the Southern Poverty Law Center. The nonprofit group found 24 hate groups in Missouri in 2018.