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Fire damages large barn near Harrison, Ark.

NEAR HARRISON, Ark. (KY3) - A fire damaged a large barn on Tuesday near Harrison. Firefighters responded to the structure fire off of Old Bergman Road, approximately two miles north of Harrison. Neighbors say they heard a loud boom when the fire started. Investigators say nobody was inside at the...
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Man accused of burglarizing boats at local dock

A man residing in a community corrections center after pleading guilty to several charges last year in Baxter County is accused of burglarizing boats in Bull Shoals just over a year ago. Thirty-six-year-old William Joshua Lewis is facing a bond of $20,000. According to the probable cause affidavit, a Bull...
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Branson aldermen meet to discuss homeless issues

The Branson Board of Aldermen held a study session investigating the homelessness problem within the community and the related issue of panhandling. The session, initiated by Branson Police Chief Jeff Matthews, brought in experts, working in the field of helping the homeless, to provide the board with suggestions about how the city can be more proactive in helping the homeless residents of the city.

Black Oak Amp hosts Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham

On Saturday, June 25, the Black Oak Amphitheater played host to Comedian and Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. Despite the near 100 degree temperatures on a June day, audiences still flocked to the venue in Lampe to take in the comedy and entertainment of Dunham and his box of friends. For his...

Branson’s Brian Seitz on Rowe v/ Wade decision

A Missouri lawmaker who is also a Baptist minister applauds the High Court’s decision on Rowe vs. Wade. Branson State Rep. Brian Seitz says state law allows for special situations …. Seitz has long lobbied to overturn the abortion ruling. He calls Donald Trump a ‘prophet’, saying the former...

Proposed Jellystone annexation generates discussion

Forsyth officials are in discussions to annex a piece of property into the city limits. The property, which is currently undeveloped agricultural land, runs adjacent to Highway 76 East in front of Jellystone Branson Camp Resort. The new owners of Jellystone, Great Escape RV Resorts, recently purchased the property with plans on development.

Stone County bank under new ownership

Table Rock Community Bank is under new ownership. Alton Bancshares Inc, a bank holding company out of Alton, Missouri and First Community Bank of the Ozarks in Branson announced in a press release on Tuesday, June 14, they had completed the acquisition of Table Rock Community Bank, which is located in Kimberling City. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed to the public.

Branson, Mo. city leaders addressing panhandling, homelessness in the tourist city

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) - The Branson Board of Alderman held a study session to look for ways to address ongoing panhandling and homelessness throughout the community. Many community organizations used the study session to explain their actions to help with the ongoing homeless issue. Branson visitors say they’ve noticed more panhandlers on this trip than in years past.

Branson man pleads guilty to threatening police online

A Branson man could be heading to federal prison after pleading guilty to a single charge on June 22, 2022. Joshua L. Bippert, 27, pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of transmitting a threat across state lines to injure another person. On Sept. 20, 2020, deputies with the...

Miss Arkansas talks journey to Miss America

From Harrison, Arkansas to the Miss America stage, our guest is set to represent the state of Arkansas on a national level. Watch as we sit down with Miss Arkansas 2022 Ebony Mitchell to talk about her journey to the national stage.

SIX brings back fan favorites, new hits for 2022 show

Barry, Lynn, Jak, Owen, Curtis and Charles Knudsen are back for another season at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater in Branson as they present audiences with the newest edition of their show, SIX. Since November of 2006, SIX has been performing in Branson and experienced their first full Branson...

Bench Trial for Theodosia Woman Accused of Murder begins Today

Gainesville, Mo. – The bench trial for Rebecca Ruud in the murder of her daughter begins today in Forsyth, Missouri. Ruud is charged in the death of her daughter, Savannah Leckie, in 2017. She is facing first-degree and second-degree murder charges, abuse or neglect of a child, tampering with physical evidence and abandonment of a corpse.

City of Branson seeks to fill board openings

The city of Branson is looking to fill vacancies on two boards. City staff announced openings with the city’s Board of Adjustment, and the Board of Appeals. The Board of Adjustment consists of five members, who are residents of the city. The members serve five-year terms. This board rules...

July Jammin’ for Jesus to benefit GUMI Camp USA

The Sunday, July 3, Branson’s Jammin’ for Jesus concert will benefit a local veterans organization. The July show will once again be hosted at Branson’s Famous Theater, home of the Branson Famous Baldknobbers. The music will begin at 2 p.m. with Theater Hosts Brandon and Megan Mabe and Concert Hosts Brian Pendergrass and Sheila Meeker.