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Charges dropped in January Branson shooting

Charges have been dropped against a man accused in a Jan. 25, 2022 shooting in Branson. Taney County Prosecutor William Duston confirmed to the Branson Tri-Lakes News charges had been dropped against William James Schultz. He had been facing charges of first degree assault with serious physical injury or on a special victim, second degree kidnapping, unlawful use of a weapon causing death or injury, and armed criminal action.
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Attorney General’s traffic stops report raises questions

The Missouri Attorney General’s office has released their report on traffic stops in Missouri in 2021, showing overall statewide Black drivers are stopped more than any other race. In our area, data shows a disproportionate amount of White drivers being stopped by police in the city of Branson. Stone...
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A Friendly Palace Is Waiting For Your Family In Missouri. See Why You Should Go

According to Merriam-Webster, a palace is defined as the official residence of a chief of state, or a large stately house, public building, or a highly decorated place for public amusement or refreshment. Well Missouri happens to have a palace, and it is a one of a kind place. Are you familiar with the Butterfly Palace & Rainforest in Branson? Lets learn a bit more about it.

Former Branson clinic owner convicted on federal charges

The operator of a former Branson area medical clinic and current state representative has been convicted in federal court of 22 charges connected to multiple fraud-related acts. Tricia Derges, whose Ozark Valley Medical Clinics had a location in Branson, was convicted on charges related to COVID-19 fraud, wire fraud, distribution...

Lawsuit filed in The Branson Coaster accident

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the 12-year-old Tennessee boy who was critically injured last year on The Branson Coaster. Aalando Perry was injured on the coaster on June 20, 2021, after he fell from the car he was in and became entangled between the car and the coaster frame. First responders needed more than an hour and 40 minutes to free Perry from the coaster; Branson Professional Firefighters Local 152 called it “a very difficult technical rescue” on their social media channels.

Billy Gail’s opens new Branson location

A delicious destination for many Branson residents and visitors has expanded to a second local location. Billy Gail’s opened a new restaurant in the Branson Mill on Gretna Road on Tuesday, June 21. The restaurant is close to the size of the original Branson location, at 5291 State Hwy 265, and carries all of the same specialities, including the 14-inch pancake.

City of Branson holding online surplus auction

The city of Branson is holding an online auction of surplus property. The auction includes vehicles, auto parts, a backhoe, and other items no longer used by the city. The auction is being conducted for the city by Purple Wave Auctions, who has the items up for bid listed on the website Bidders can view items, get descriptions, view pictures, and then place bids on desired items.

Contractor turning old Branson High School into family housing project

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) - Branson city leaders unanimously approved a contract to sell the old high school property to a contractor for a housing project. According to the contract, the city of Branson will sell the 2.5 acres to Lifestyle Contractors for $50,000. The contractor says the property is loaded with asbestos while that price sounds low. The last estimate the city received to remove the property was $250,000. The contractor also says they see a need for more housing in the area. This housing project could include up to 65 units. He also says places for more housing in Branson can be difficult.

Milton leads blunt questioning on homelessness issues

(This is the second part of a two part article on the Branson Board of Alderman’s study session on homelessness and panhandling issues.) “We started in 2008 and had no idea the extend of the problems because for the most part it’s been pretty much hidden until panhandling came to Branson and it became much more noticeable,” Bryan Stallings of Elevate Branson told the Board of Aldermen.

Tourists flock to Branson for 4th of July weekend

BRANSON, Mo. – Fourth of July weekend has business booming in Branson. Lots of travelers who headed down for the holiday said they booked their trip early. Although gas prices have increased since then, they said it wasn’t going to stop them from making their way here. “We actually had this reservation a year ago,” said […]

New South welcomes new member

Beginning Friday, July 8, Grand Country’s New South quartet will have a new face joining them on stage. Earlier this week Grand Country Music Hall announced Barry Arwood would be joining the quartet to fill the vacancy being left behind by eight-year New South lead singer David Ragan. Arwood...

Titanic celebrates 4th of July with 4,000 American Flags

The Branson Titanic Museum Attraction has once again gone all out for the 4th of July this year with the return of a 4,000 mini-American flag display on their lawn. The tiny flags can be seen waving in the wind in the grassy areas lining the 76 Strip and extending down toward the parking lot of the attraction.

Traffic control plan for Kimberling City’s Fireburst

Kimberling City, Mo. — To promote a safe and memorable Fireburst event scheduled for Friday, July 1, the Kimberling Police Department shared the traffic control plan for before and after the event. From 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Highway 13 and Kimberling Boulevard will be the only roads moving North and South. People going to […]

2022 to be final season of A Brett Family Christmas

This Christmas season will be the final chance for folks to experience A Brett Family Christmas. On June 23, The Bretts announced, after 23 years of award-winning entertainment in Branson, they have decided this season will be their last. In 2018, the Bretts changed course from having a season full of shows to focus all of their energy on creating one of Branson’s premier Christmas productions.

David Ragan reflects back ahead of New South departure

After eight seasons with Grand Country Music Hall, New South is saying goodbye to Lead Singer David Ragan. During his time with Grand Country, Ragan performed with New South as a part of the Grand Jubilee, New South Gospel and Branson Country USA shows. Prior to joining Grand Country in 2014, Ragan performed with gospel groups The Inspirations and The Perry’s. Ragan shared he was drawn into the world of gospel music at an early age.

GEAR UP Students and Parents Travel Across Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri for Extraordinary Tours

WILBURTON, Okla. – One hundred thirty-four students and guardians recently participated in a two-night three-day charter bus trip across Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. The trip was sponsored by EOSC GEAR UP (Eastern Oklahoma State College Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), and allowed partner schools' students and their parents or guardians to tour colleges and universities they would not typically visit, the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum, and a behind the scenes career exploration at Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO.