Lebanon, Mo. man dies after single-car crash north of Branson
TANEY COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A man from Lebanon has died after a single-car crash north of Branson Friday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, around 6 p.m., 35-year-old Jarred Napper was driving his Mercedes-Benz E550 on Missouri Highway 76, also known as the Ozark Mountain Highroad, just north of Branson.
FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Why the Leap Year tornado outbreak was so dangerous
BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) -The sun rose on February 29, illuminating the extensive damage from eight overnight tornadoes in the Ozarks. These tornadic storms were part of a larger outbreak spanning across the Midwest and Southeast. KY3 First Alert Meteorologist Brandon Beck recalls forecasting the event. “If you have the right...
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of Reeds Spring, MO Need You!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around reeds spring.
Forsyth couple starting over after massive house fire
FORSYTH, Mo. — JW and Lisa Davis have lived in a cabin for years in Taney County. On Tuesday, that all changed. “By the time I came downstairs, I couldn’t even take a breath to breathe. The house had already filled up with smoke,” JW said. “We didn’t realize the hole underneath the house was […]
Fire in the Hole! A grand opening date is announced
BRANSON, Mo. (KOAM) - The date is set for the grand opening of the all-new Fire in the Hole at Silver Dollar City.
Missouri is Burning – Reports of Wildfires in the Ozarks Now
In a year that has had pretty much every type of weather event already in Missouri, you can add wildfires to the list as there are reports that many are occurring right now in the Ozarks. I was first clued into the fact that something was going on when I...
One in 1,461: Ozarks parents welcome their leap day babies at local hospitals
Springfield and Branson hospitals welcomed 23 babies Feb. 29. There is one in 1,461 chance that a baby will be born on a leap day. According to Mercy Hospital Springfield, there were 10 babies born on Feb. 29 and subsequently outfitted in onesies with frogs on them. ...
Merriam Woods man sentenced to federal prison
A Merriam Woods man who shot at police during a pursuit will spend the next decade in federal prison. The conviction was one of two in the for Blake Christopher Basten, 34, who pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in two unrelated and separate cases.
Branson Fire Chief updates Station 4 construction
Branson Fire Chief Ted Martin gave Branson Tri-Lakes News a tour of the new Fire Station #4 and provided an update on the construction of the facility. “The whole project is not only on time, but it’s under budget,” Martin said.
Reflecting on the 2012 Branson leap day tornado
BRANSON, Mo. — Many past and present city officials are reflecting on what they witnessed and learned from a 2012 tornado that ripped through parts of the Branson area. It was the last in a series of tornadoes that ravaged the midwest, killing two and injuring 53. In Branson, there were no injuries or deaths […]
Under the Sea in Branson: 4 Must-Try Seafood Dining Spots
This article presents a curated list of four exceptional seafood restaurants in Branson. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below!
Arkansas State Police to investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Eureka Springs
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. — A fatal shooting that involved the Eureka Springs Police Department (ESPD) on March 1st is currently under investigation by the Arkansas State Police. In a press release, the Arkansas State Police (ASP) said they are investigating a shooting in which a member of the ESPD fired at an individual who pulled […]
Highschool Softball | 04 March Lead Hill Girls Game Notice
The Lead Hill Girls Softball team will have a Conference game with Mount Judea(Mount Judea, AR) on 04 March, 2024, 4 PM. As of now, Tigers has won 17 games and lost 28 games, and the winning rate is 0.378.
Local Traffic Alert: Lane Closures and Delays Expected on Route 86 and Route F due to Resurfacing Project
The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) plans to resurface Missouri Route 86 and Route F in Barry County. The project will start on Monday, March 11. It will lead to lane closures and possible traffic delays. Route 86 will get a new asphalt surface, edge line rumble strips, shoulder repairs, guardrail, and road markings. Route F will also get a new asphalt surface and wider shoulders.
30th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show
The 30th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show took place on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Pepsi Legends Theater in Branson. This year’s production was emceed by 106.3 KRZK Morning Show Host Joshua Clark and Branson Entertainer and Alderman Clay Cooper. The show, presented by the Branson Show League, featured performances from Legends in Concert: The Temptations, The Hughes Music Show, Stevie Lee Woods & Nashville Roadhouse Live, Reza Edge of Illusion, Motown Downtown, SIX, Grand Jubilee’s New South, Dalena Ditto’s Country Evolution, Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers, Golden Sounds of the Platters, Re-Vibe, Dustin Tavella and Jay Osmond Live.
Crane Lady Pirates win District Championship
On Friday, Feb. 23, the Class 2 District 11 No. 1 seed Blue Eye Lady Bulldogs traveled to face off against No. 2 seed Crane Lady Pirates for the District Title. The two teams met up on the court earlier this season on Jan. 25, which became an epic battle of wills. During the January game, which took place in Blue Eye, the Lady Pirates beat Lady Bulldogs 58-57 in triple overtime.
Stone County 911 dispatcher coaches new mother through home birth
Within six minutes of a morning 911 call to Stone County Emergency Services, Dispatcher Danielle Muro assisted a woman in delivering her first baby. According to SCES Director Keith Kinnard, 911 dispatchers are the voice of calm and the first line of help before in-person help such as police, fire, and EMS can arrive.
Friday Night Accident
Eureka Springs Police and Eureka Springs Fire & EMS respond to an accident on Friday evening, Feb. 23. Three ambulances were on scene. No further details were available. Photo courtesy of Greg Bartlett.
Magician Dustin Travella comes to Branson!
You may know him from winning season 16 of America's Got Talent, but now Magician Dustin Tavella is bringing his mystifying act to Branson!!
Hollister City Admin gives State of the City Address
Hollister City Administrator Rick Ziegenfuss presented his State of the City address at the February Hollister Area Chamber of Commerce Luncheon, hosted by The Keeter Center on Thursday, Feb. 15. During his presentation, Ziegenfuss highlighted subjects which have impacted the city over the last year, including an overview of the...