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First lawsuit settled following fatal boating incident; attorney says quick settlement is no surprise
KANSAS CITY — The owner of the boat involved a fatal boat sinking in Branson in July has settled a lawsuit with the victims' family. According to The Kansas City Star, Ripley Entertainment settled a lawsuit on Thanksgiving with the family of a couple that died in the incident, William and Janice Bri
Branson police officer named employee of the month
A Branson police officer received the city’s employee of the month award Tuesday, with aldermen citing his community outreach. Officer Darold Donathan received the award from Alderman Brian Clonts, who said Donathan was instrumental in putting together the National Night Out activities in the fall.
A Missouri man has to watch a Disney movie as part of his court-ordered punishment—yes, really
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which watching a Disney movie would be considered punishment. But one Missouri man is being required to watch Bambi once a month—as part of a court-ordered sentence. The Springfield News-Leader reports that David Berry Jr. was one of four members of a Southwest Mis
Branson Beat: ‘Noah’ returns in ‘20; Last Chance Shows
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Aldermen review agreement between city and V.A.
An agreement between the city of Branson and the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs would allow the local V.A. clinic to access Branson police radio frequencies.Branson aldermen voted 6-0 to approve the agreement on first reading Tuesday. According to a staff report from the city, the U.S. Departm
Local entertainer hosting annual clothing drive for Gift of Hope
For the sixth straight year, longtime local entertainer Bucky Heard is presenting an event designed to help less fortunate children in the area. Set for 10:30 a.m. Dec. 23 at Grace Bible Fellowship, located across from the Ozark Family YMCA on Industrial Park Drive in Hollister, this annual worship
Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking into Impound Lot for Car
BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - A Lead Hill, Missouri man was arrested Monday on multiple felony charges after a man broke into an impound lot after being released from law enforcement custody the same day.
BCSA&WC accepting gifts for Christmas
For those looking for a special way to give this Christmas, the Boone County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is taking contributions to honor a loved one and at the same time help local seniors. When making gifts as contributions to the BCSA&WC, the center will send a holiday card acknowledging
Christian County Food Pantry Asks For Community Help During Holiday Season
CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. - A food pantry in Christian County is asking for the community's help during the holiday season. Least of These says they have a $125,000 budget shortfall.
Several Bomb Threats Made Around the Ozarks, Part of Nationwide Threat
AROUND THE OZARKS - Several bomb threats have been made to entities around the Ozarks. Cabool Elementary School, Branson Tri-Lakes News and a report from a resident of Rolla are threats reported in the Ozarks.
A poacher in Missouri was sentenced to a year in jail for killing hundreds of deer, and the judge is making him watch 'Bambi' once a month
David Berry Jr. has been sentenced to a year in jail for illegally killing hundreds of deer. As a part of his sentence, he will have to watch the movie " Bambi" at least once a month while in jail.
GM Says Branson Convention Center Net Losses, Not Major
BRANSON, Mo. -- As 2018 comes to an end -- leaders for a huge money making venue in the city of Branson are sharing their financial losses for the year, as well as projections for the new year.
Missouri town considering removal of Christian cross after complaint
OZARK, Mo. (AP) The southwest Missouri city of Ozark that had said it was removing a Christian cross from its holiday display is reconsidering. Ozark officials originally said Tuesday that the cross would come down after the city received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which
2 Missouri, 2 Colorado men indicted for $1.7 million marijuana conspiracy
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Two Missouri men and two Colorado men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1.7 million of marijuana.
Another Branson School Threat: Juvenile in Custody
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson police have a Branson Junior High student in custody, in connection with another school threat. Right now, school officials and police are investigating two separate threats made in 24-hours.
Missouri to give away historic bridge for free, with catch
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.
Missouri Department of Conservation sets deer, turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons
The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 14 meeting for 2019 to 2020 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates.
The All-You-Can-Eat Seafood Buffet In Missouri That’s Unexpectedly Awesome
Buffets just make life so much easier. Think about it. Say you’re really hungry but not for anything specific. You can sample a little bit of everything at a buffet. Or, maybe you’re craving a few different dishes and can’t decide which you want more. You can have both when it comes to a buffet, rig
This Missouri Zoo Has One Of The Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays You’ve Ever Seen
The clock’s a-tickin’. And, before you know it, we’ll be waking up on Christmas morning. That means we’re running out of time to get everything – from buying gifts to baking cookies – done. But, don’t let the frenzy of the final days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s wear you down. Slow down fo
Cow steals spotlight at Missouri student’s graduation photo shoot
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri students were stunned when a towering dairy cow appeared on campus to make a cameo in a graduation photo shoot. The Columbia Missourian reports that senior animal sciences major Massimo Montalbano brought the 3-year-old cow, named Amelia, to campus on Thursday