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Rep. Tricia Derges resigns from Missouri House after being convicted of 22 federal charges

Rep. Tricia Derges resigned from the Missouri House of Representatives on Friday, days after a jury found her guilty of 22 federal charges. The Nixa Republican was convicted on counts of wire fraud, illegal distribution of controlled substances and making false statements to federal investigators in the conclusion of her trial last week. In a letter to Speaker Rob Vescovo, she resigned her seat representing Christian County. ...
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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.

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.

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...

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.

Take a look inside Finley Farms’ new restaurant

OZARK, Mo. – Finley Farms in Ozark Missouri is opening a new upscale fine dining experience on July 1, 2022. Finley Farms describe themselves as a restoration and a reimagination of the historic Ozark Mill in Ozark Missouri they offer fine dining and event venues. Finley Farms said they are opening a fine dining upscale […]

Rep. Derges resigns from Missouri House after conviction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Missourinet) — State Representative Tricia Derges resigned from her elected position Friday after she was found guilty of 22 charges that included wire fraud, distributing drugs over the internet with a valid prescription, and making false statements to a federal law enforcement agent. Derges was elected...

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 […]