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Missouri News: Branson Traffic Signal Upgrades to help Decrease Branson Traffic Congestion

BRANSON, MO (STL.News) The City of Branson along with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has just received a $334,800 grant that will enable the agencies to upgrade all 25 traffic signals across Branson that will help decrease traffic congestion, improve citizen safety and reduce greenhouse emissions due to idling traffic. This grant, provided by … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Traffic Signal Upgrades to help Decrease Branson Traffic Congestion

Missouri News: Branson Receives Federal Reimbursements for 2015 Flood

BRANSON, MO – Jan. 31, 2019 – The City of Branson has received a reimbursement check from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for 66% of what the City of Branson paid for Dredging the Meadows Water Treatment Plant from the December 2015 floods. In late December 2015, … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Receives Federal Reimbursements for 2015 Flood

Branson Missouri News: Branson Police Thank Lowe’s for K9 Officer’s New Kennel

BRANSON, MO – Jan. 26, 2019 – The Branson Police Department provided the Hollister Lowe’s with a Certificate of Appreciation yesterday for its assistance to the Police K9 program. Lowe’s generously donated the materials needed to construct K9 Officer Tygo an outdoor kennel at his handler’s home.  While K9 Officer Tygo is mostly an indoor … Continue reading Branson Missouri News: Branson Police Thank Lowe’s for K9 Officer’s New Kennel

Missouri Lottery News: Hollister Woman, Amanda Rodriguez, Wins $500,000 in Car Wash

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Amanda Rodriguez was feeling “pretty excited” when she came into the Missouri Lottery office in Springfield to claim a $500,000 top prize on the new holiday Scratchers game, “Money Tree.” “My kids always enjoy a car wash, but (playing Scratchers) gives me something to do, too.  I usually always get the … Continue reading Missouri Lottery News: Hollister Woman, Amanda Rodriguez, Wins $500,000 in Car Wash

Missouri News: Branson Police Arrest Student for Threat toward High School

BRANSON, MO – On December 4, 2018, the Branson Police Department received a report of threats of future violence toward the Branson High School.  Officers immediately launched an investigation and quickly located, identified and interviewed the suspect. The suspect, who is a current student at Branson High School, was arrested without incident in Kirbyville, Missouri … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Police Arrest Student for Threat toward High School

Missouri News: Branson Police Department Honors Graduates of 2018 Citizens Police Academy

BRANSON, MO – The Branson Police Department held a ceremony on November 15, 2018, to honor 23 graduates of the 2018 Citizens Police Academy.  In order to graduate, participants were required to complete 30 hours of instruction over 11 weeks.  The course covered a variety of topics including police policies, crime scene processing, defensive tactics, … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Police Department Honors Graduates of 2018 Citizens Police Academy

Missouri News: Duck Boat Captain, Kenneth Scott McKee, Indicted for Misconduct, Negligence Resulting in 17 Deaths at Table Rock Lake

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The captain of the duck boat that sank at Table Rock Lake last summer, resulting in the deaths of 17 people, was indicted by a federal grand jury today. “Our entire community was shocked and saddened by the loss of 17 lives in this tragic event last summer,” U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison … Continue reading Missouri News: Duck Boat Captain, Kenneth Scott McKee, Indicted for Misconduct, Negligence Resulting in 17 Deaths at Table Rock Lake

Missouri News: City of Branson Unveils “My Branson Address” Tool

BRANSON, MO – The City of Branson is excited to announce the release of My Branson Address, a new tool for residents and guests that allows them to search for targeted area information by plugging in a physical address. This interactive mapping application allows residents of the City of Branson to locate information about Utilities … Continue reading Missouri News: City of Branson Unveils “My Branson Address” Tool

Missouri News: Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center Receives October 2018 Beautification Award

BRANSON, MO – The City of Branson Tree Board has chosen Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center, located at 3030 West Hwy 76, for October’s Beautification Award.  This is the last Beautification Award for 2018. “We really appreciate being honored with this Beautification Award. We’re proud to be part of the continuing growth of this market, … Continue reading Missouri News: Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center Receives October 2018 Beautification Award

Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Sales in Branson, Missouri Area

Featuring the Top 10 Real Estate Teams/Agents with Most Recent Sales in Branson, Missouri Area Branson, MO – The Branson, Missouri area is one of the hottest places to live in Missouri.  There is so much to do for both residents and vacationers that want to reside here in the summer months for all the … Continue reading Top 10 Real Estate Agents with Most Recent Sales in Branson, Missouri Area

Missouri News: Branson to Host Free October “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class

BRANSON, MO – The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, October 4, 2018, from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in City Hall Council Chambers that will now be offered at no cost. Training for responsible alcohol selling is required of all businesses selling liquor in the … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson to Host Free October “Responsible Alcohol Selling” Class

Missouri News: Join Branson Police Officers for National “Coffee with a Cop” Day

BRANSON, MO – The Branson Police Department would like to invite all Branson residents to the McDonalds at 515 W Main St. from 9-10 am on Wednesday, October 3, for National “Coffee with a Cop” Day. You can stop by, have a cup of coffee and get to know some Branson Police Officers.  Coffee with … Continue reading Missouri News: Join Branson Police Officers for National “Coffee with a Cop” Day

Missouri News: Waynesville 5-year old to Meet Dozens of Mayors at Once in Branson

BRANSON, MO – Mayors from across the State of Missouri are coming together to help 5-year old Taylor Duncan meet her goal to have ice cream with every Mayor in the State, by inviting her to meet dozens of Mayors at once. Duncan has accepted an invitation to have ice cream with an entire room … Continue reading Missouri News: Waynesville 5-year old to Meet Dozens of Mayors at Once in Branson

Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Files Lawsuit Against Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Friday filed a petition in the Circuit Court of Taney County urging the court to enjoin Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC and Ripley Entertainment, Inc. from operating duck boats in Missouri.  The Attorney General’s Office alleges violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri’s principal consumer-protection statute. On … Continue reading Missouri News: AG Josh Hawley Files Lawsuit Against Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment

Missouri News: Branson Board Approves Purchase of Land for New Police Department

BRANSON, MO – The Branson Board of Aldermen has approved a contract to purchase a 5.5-acre piece of land from the Tanstone, LLC for about $950,000 that will be the future home of the new Branson Police Department building.  The land is located at Roark Valley Road and Forsythe Street.  The City will purchase this … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Board Approves Purchase of Land for New Police Department

Missouri News: Branson Alderwoman Betsy Seay Resigns

BRANSON, MO – Branson Alderwoman Betsy Seay is resigning from the Board of Aldermen as of September 1, 2018.  Mayor Karen Best read a resignation letter from Seay at Tuesday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting. Alderwoman Seay has served on the board, representing Ward III for 2 1/2 Years.  Seay has moved out of her … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Alderwoman Betsy Seay Resigns

Branson Missouri News: Police Release the Name of Victim, Amber Lawson, in Fatal Pedestrian Incident

BRANSON, MO – The pedestrian involved in Friday’s fatal accident on US Highway 65 has been identified as 33-year-old, Amber Lawson of Branson, Missouri.  The City of Branson extends its sincerest condolences to the family as they mourn the loss of Mrs. Lawson. At approximately 8:29 PM on Friday, August 24, 2018, Branson Police Department … Continue reading Branson Missouri News: Police Release the Name of Victim, Amber Lawson, in Fatal Pedestrian Incident

Missouri News: Branson Police Start Impaired Driving Crackdown Today

BRANSON, MO – You will see more Branson Police officers looking for impaired drivers starting today, as they join a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown.  This will include high-visibility enforcement throughout the City of Branson and will run from August 17 to September 3, 2018.  The Branson Police Department will have officers … Continue reading Missouri News: Branson Police Start Impaired Driving Crackdown Today

Branson Missouri News: Enrollment Now Open for 2018 Citizen Police Academy

BRANSON, MO – The Branson Police Department is now accepting applications for its 2018 Citizen Police Academy, where community members are given an opportunity to learn about police procedures and investigation techniques. The Citizen Police Academy offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Branson Police Department and will give participants hands-on experiences and insights into the … Continue reading Branson Missouri News: Enrollment Now Open for 2018 Citizen Police Academy

INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds attend funeral for father, 3 kids killed on boat

INDIANAPOLIS — A father and three children who were among nine members of a close-knit Indiana family killed in a tourist boast accident were remembered Friday during a nearly three-hour service attended by hundreds who showed up to support their surviving relatives. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, first lady Janet Holcomb and U.S. Rep. Andre Carson … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Hundreds attend funeral for father, 3 kids killed on boat

Branson Missouri News: Alleged Police Impersonator, Kristopher Charles Peters, Charged

BRANSON, MO – The man who is accused of recently impersonating a police officer or a U.S. Marshal has been charged.  Branson resident, 41-year old Kristopher Charles Peters, is in the Taney County Jail and is charged with Kidnapping (1st degree B Felony) and False Impersonation of a law enforcement officer (A Misdemeanor). On July … Continue reading Branson Missouri News: Alleged Police Impersonator, Kristopher Charles Peters, Charged

BRANSON, Mo | Coast Guard to raise duck boat that sank in storm killing 17

BRANSON, Mo. — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled Monday to begin the retrieval of a duck boat that sank while carrying tourists on a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds, killing 17 people. Divers are expected to swim down to the Ride the Ducks boat and connect it to a crane, which will lift … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo | Coast Guard to raise duck boat that sank in storm killing 17

BRANSON, Mo. | Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident

BRANSON, Mo. — The U.S. Coast Guard says is planning raise a duck boat that sank in a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds, killing 17 people. The work to recover the Ride the Ducks boat from Table Rock Lake is scheduled to begin 9 a.m. Monday. The boat went down Thursday night in the … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident

BRANSON, Mo. | Boat accident survivors join hundreds at Branson memorial

BRANSON, Mo. — The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake were remembered Sunday during a service attended by hundreds of people in the tourism community of Branson. A church bell at Williams Chapel at College of the Ozarks chimed 17 times for those who died Thursday at Table Rock … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | Boat accident survivors join hundreds at Branson memorial

BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: Ex-NTSB chairman: Duck boats prone to accidents

BRANSON, Mo.— The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 7:40 p.m. A former chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says duck boats aren’t designed for commercial recreational use. James Hall said Saturday that the boat’s design makes the World War II-era vessels prone to the kind of accidents … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: Ex-NTSB chairman: Duck boats prone to accidents

BRANSON, Missouri | Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

BRANSON, Mo.  — “Grab the baby!”  Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman’s family members. A huge wave hit, scattering passengers on the vessel known as a duck boat into Table Rock … Continue reading BRANSON, Missouri | Survivors recount deadly Missouri duck boat sinking

BRANSON, Mo.  | Officials release names of those killed in boat accident

BRANSON, Mo.  — More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely would not have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up. Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, said she recalled the family members … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo.  | Officials release names of those killed in boat accident

BRANSON, Mo.  | Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

BRANSON, Mo.  — More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn’t have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up. Tracy Beck, of Kansas City, Missouri, said she recalled the family members waiting … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo.  | Ticket mix-up put family on ill-fated Missouri tourist boat

BRANSON, Mo. | Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. — A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm. The grief-stricken community hosted two separate vigils Friday night. In one, about 300 people gathered in … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | Hundreds at vigils mourn victims of Branson boat accident

BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: 300 mourn victims outside tourism boat business

BRANSON, Mo. — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats capsized in storm-tossed water. The mourners Friday night sang Amazing Grace and prayed, … Continue reading BRANSON, Mo. | The Latest: 300 mourn victims outside tourism boat business