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Silver Dollar City worker dies after ‘incident’ at Missouri theme park. ‘Great sorrow’

A Silver Dollar City maintenance and construction worker recently died after an “incident” at the Missouri theme park, according to local media reports. “It is with great sorrow that we share the loss of a Silver Dollar City employee following an incident that occurred while working” during the late afternoon of Wednesday, July 20, park officials said in a statement to the Branson Tri-Lakes News.
BRANSON, MO
IN OLDFIELD

Fire crews had to draw water out of Table Rock lake to fight a fire at an abandoned building Tuesday

BRANSON, Mo. — Fire officials said a controlled burn spread to an abandoned building and caused traffic trouble Tuesday afternoon. The flames from the controlled burn spread to an abandoned four-story building just off Historic State Highway 165, near State Park Marina just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Western Taney County Fire Protection District said the building was abandoned and had already collapsed, unrelated to the fire.
BRANSON, MO

CoxHealth Employee saves infant from hot car

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Jackie Muenks, a Radiology Manager at the Martin Center, climbed through a broken car window to save a ten-month-old from a hot car. Muenks’ said this all happened on July 14 just before her shift ended. “I had an employee come running into the lobby,” Muenks said. “He came and got me […]
SPRINGFIELD, MO
KYTV

Driver slams into Springfield, Mo. medical marijuana store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A driver slammed into a Springfield medical marijuana dispensary on Wednesday. The crash happened at Hippos Medical Marijuana Dispensary near Glenstone and Battlefield. Surveillance video captured the driver of a Tesla hitting the accelerator instead of the brake. The mistake could have been much worse. “She...
SPRINGFIELD, MO
KYTV

2 die in crash near Branson, West, Mo.

NEAR BRANSON WEST, Mo. (KY3) - The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle crash killing a driver and a passenger in Stone County. Marty Wright, 32, of Kansas City, Mo. and Nancy Branham, 79, of Reeds Spring, Mo., died in the crash on Friday afternoon. The crash happened two...
BRANSON, MO
KYTV

Ava Man Dead After Hitting Deer

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A man from Ava Missouri has died after a crash Saturday in Christian County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, 51-year-old Tommy Hampton was driving eight miles east of Oldfield Missouri on Highway UU when he hit a deer, causing his Honda motorcycle to overturn. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The exact time of the crash is unknown, and the Highway Patrol is continuing to investigate.
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Branson Coaster sued by family of boy injured on ride

BRANSON, Mo.– The family of a Tennessee boy who was seriously hurt while on the Branson Coaster last year is now suing the company for damages. The lawsuit said 11-year-old Aalando Perry, who is nearly blind, was tangled between the car and frame of the coaster, taking first responders over an hour and a half […]
BRANSON, MO

Missouri boy dies after falling off trailer pulled by truck

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A child has died after being involved in a vehicle accident over the weekend. The Springfield Police responded to 3751 West Divison on Saturday, May 14 regarding a child being run over by a vehicle. The initial investigation indicated that 5-year-old Gabe Lowery was riding on a trailer being pulled by a pick-up truck on private property.
SPRINGFIELD, MO
KSDK

Missouri man dies from fall in Arkansas wilderness

JASPER, Arkansas — According to officials, a Springfield, Missouri man died from a fall in the Indian Creek drainage of Buffalo National River on Saturday, May 7. A little before 5 p.m., the Buffalo National River’s dispatch center was notified of a hiker who had fallen near the Eye of the Needle in the Ponca Wilderness.
SPRINGFIELD, MO
KYTV

Pedestrian struck, killed in crash in Springfield; driver abandons vehicle

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Police are investigating the death of a man struck by a car in Springfield. Edward Carnell, 57, of Springfield, died from injuries in the crash. Officers responded to the crash Saturday around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Madison Street and Holland Avenue. They found Carnell in the roadway with trauma to his head and body. He later died at a Springfield hospital from his injuries.
SPRINGFIELD, MO

Victim of deadly I-44 crash near Republic identified

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed Saturday afternoon on Interstate 44. The collision happened on Interstate 44 west of Midwest Equipment & Supply on S State Highway N. Laura Sims, 56, was the only driver involved in the crash. Sims was...
REPUBLIC, MO