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Phones of Branson mayor recovered after theft

Branson police say no security was breached after Branson Mayor Karen Best had both her work and personal cell phones stolen Thursday.Best was shopping at a Branson department store around 4:30 p.m., Thursday, when someone stole both her personal and work phones. She immediately reported the theft t

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-06-22 15:46:00

Branson officials discuss sign code

Signs, false advertising and mobile billboards were the topics of discussion for the Branson Board of Aldermen Thursday, as Branson city officials reviewed the community’s sign code during a study session.Joel Hornickel, director of planning and development, presented the topic to aldermen Thursday.

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 02:00:00

Branson Beat: New era for Hughes family

Greetings my Loyal Reader(s), and welcome to the latest edition of the Branson Beat, your home for all the news on the Branson entertainment scene.As always, feel free to drop me a line atjclark@bransontrilakesnews.com, or send me a message via our Branson Tri-Lakes News Facebook page.Now, let’s get

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 02:00:00

"5 in Five" Plans Moving Forward in Branson

BRANSON, Mo. -- Earlier this year, the Branson Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB launched it's "5 in Five" initiative, where business leaders identified the five biggest challenges in the market that need to be addressed over the next five years.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-06-23 00:36:56

Man accused of 2 Hollister burglaries in one morning

A Rockaway Beach man is in jail after being accused of breaking into a pair of Hollister homes and threatening one of the residents with a knife.According to a court report from the Hollister Police Department, Quin C. O’Neal, 35, is accused of breaking into an apartment and then a house in Holliste

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 02:00:00

Searching for funding: Gondola company president gives update on project

An example of a gondola car. Jeff Green, president of American Gondolas Inc., gave an update on the proposed gondola project coming to Branson.file photo

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 02:00:00

Branson Brings Jurassic World to Life

BRANSON, Mo. -- The summer's blockbuster movie Jurrasic World - Fallen Kingdom is now out and bringing dinosaur enthusiasts from across the nation, to Branson.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-06-23 03:27:08

Guilty verdict in fatal crash

A Branson woman was found guilty Thursday of a pair of felonies relating to a car crash that killed a 3-year-old Springfield girl.According to the Taney County Prosecutor’s Office, Daisy M. Marks, 30, was found guilty by Circuit Judge Tony Williams of the felonies of first-degree involuntary manslau

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-06-23 02:00:00

Body found in vacant home Sunday identified

According to a spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department, foul play is not suspected at this time.It is unclear when or how Burrous died.Toxicology results are not yet complete, the spokesperson said.The next of kin has been notified.Burrous' body was discovered by a homeless man.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 21:46:00

City of Branson Seeks Input on Proposed Building Code Updates

BRANSON, Mo. -- The City of Branson is hosting two open house forums as an opportunity for you to provide input, ask questions, or share any concerns regarding upcoming building code changes.


Golden Corral worker shoved $7K down pants then went on meth-fueled shopping spree: police

Laberge, 38, had been working at the Golden Corral on North Kansas Expressway, documents say, and life was going well.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-21 15:50:00

The trailer for 'Ozark' season 2 just dropped and it is dark.

The trailer for season two starts with a shot of a funeral, followed by shots of a morgue, a detective laying out the excavated bones of a person in a field, and a shootout.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-21 19:31:00

Employee took more than $10K from Bair's in Nixa to play a lottery game, police say

Angela Appleton, 41, has been charged with felony stealing after being confronted by the restaurant's owner about stolen money, according to court documents.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-21 14:34:00

"Project Lifesaver" extended to Branson Tourists

BRANSON, Mo. -- Thanks to a new grant, the Branson Police Department will now extend it's "Project Lifesaver" program to tourists and visitors.


Springfield man who had sex with a disable teen in YMCA hot tub gets prison time

Matthew Woolfolk, 33, was found guilty in February of three counts of sexual assault after a bench trial in front of Judge Thomas Mountjoy.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 21:40:00

Three injured in crossover crash on Highway 65

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report, one person sustained serious injuries in a crash just north of the Christian-Taney county line at 3:35 p.m. June 17. Joshua James, age unknown, was taken to Cox South Hospital by ambulance after the crash.


Heartbroken Ozarks farmer reflects on family separations. Now his video's going viral

(Photo: Curtis Millsap)An Ozarks farmer got up early Thursday morning to read the Bible.He read about "justice to the foreigner" in Deuteronomy, and then he read the news and went to wake his daughters.Then he broke down.Curtis Millsap said he doesn't like to rant, but he felt something needed to be

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-21 23:20:00

Auditor candidate makes Branson stop

Kevin Roach, one of four Republicans seeking to be the party's state auditor candidate, said he wants to see more transparency at each level of state government.John Robinson


A mother is suing Nixa Schools. She says elementary school students molested her son.

The student rubbed his body against the boy, moaning and putting his hands down the back of the boy's pants, according to the lawsuit.


New owners, anniversaries at Outback

Earlier this year, a trio of brothers took over operations at the Outback Steak & Oyster Bar, the Legendary Outback Pub and the Outback Roadhouse Motel & Suites. As a way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the restaurant, and 20th anniversary of the pub, the new owners recently announced they’d be