Branson Welcomes Law Enforcement for Recognition Week

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – For the coming week, Branson is playing host to active and retired law enforcement personnel and their families, as they travel to the area for the annual Law Enforcement Recognition Week. From Saturday, June 10th to Saturday, June 17th, these individuals will take part in a series of event created to pay tribute and honor to those who serve and protect, according to Benefit the Badge Founder Nolan Fogle: ht
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Reeds Spring Appoints New Mayor, Alderman

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
Nick Hafar, the newly-appointed Reeds Spring Mayor, holds the quarter used in a tie-breaking coin toss on April 14, 2015. (file photo) by Sam Clanton REEDS SPRING, Mo. – Reeds Spring has some new officials following the resignation of Mayor Kevin Hayward. This week city council members named Nick Hafar as mayor, and appointed Larry Ripperger to fill the Ward 2 Alderman seat previously held by Hafar. Kevin Hayward submitted a letter of resig
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Temp. Outage Planned for Carroll Electric Customers

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay BERRYVILLE, Ark. – People who use Carroll Electric Cooperative should expect a temporary power outage tonight (Friday). A release from the company says the power will go out for less than five minutes around 11 p.m. It says it will impact customers in southern Boone, southeast Carroll, and Newton Counties. The short outage is due to the installation of new equipment, according to the release. Officials with Carroll County El
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Bridge Work Planned on Ozark Co. Routes T and JJ

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton THORNFIELD, Mo. – Two Ozark County bridges will temporarily close for maintenance and repairs. MoDOT says the Route T bridge over Little Creek between County Roads 512 and 616 will close at 7 a.m. on Monday, June 12th, and reopen at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 22nd, weather permitting. The Route JJ bridge over Little Creek north of Thornfield will close for reconstruction due to flooding on Monday, June 19th. This work is expec
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M.H. Man Arrested for Assault of Grandpa, Officer

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Shannon Cay MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – A man from Mountain Home is behind bars after allegedly punching both his grandfather and a police officer this week. Court records show 21-year-old Blaze Forrester has been charged with two counts of 2nd-degree battery and one count for impairing operations of a public facility. The original arrest affidavit says Mountain Home Police Officers were called to a residence for a domestic issue on May 31st.
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Danny Lee Spiker

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
Funeral services for Danny Lee Spiker, 69, Ridgedale will be Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Snapp-Bearden Funeral Home and Crematory, Branson. Visitation will be on Saturday in the funeral home from 11:30 AM until the funeral service time. Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery in Hillsboro, Illinois on Monday, June 12 at 11:00 AM. Danny passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Danny was born on July 14, 1947 in De Soto, Missouri. He wa
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Kimberling City Man Injured in Crash on Hwy. 265

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Sam Clanton BRANSON, Mo. – A man from Kimberling City is hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 265 south of the intersection of Highway 76 in Stone County. State troopers say 56-year-old Ricky Mundy was southbound at 2:15 p.m. Thursday, when his vehicle was hit from behind by a southbound SUV driven by 30-year-old Matthew Morgan of Springfield. Mundy was transported to Cox Medical Center Branson for treatment of moderate injuries. ...
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Kyler Stephen William George

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
Kyler Stephen William George was born on May 10, 2016 at 1:05 p.m. weighing 4lbs 15oz. and departed this life on June 5, 2017 at the age of 1 year. Although he followed his brother into this world we knew early on he had a take charge personality. His smile was radiant and lit up the room. The sparkle in his eyes would warm you to the core. He was the happiest boy. Kyler's life may seem short but those who knew him would tell you the quality
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Thayer Man Arrested after Leaving Metal Pipe Outside Hollister School

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church HOLLISTER, Mo. – A man from Thayer, Missouri is arrested after laying a metal pipe outside of the Hollister Middle School and entering into the building on Wednesday. In a press release, the Hollister Police Department reports they were contacted by an employee from the Hollister School District, who explained that an unknown male individual had entered into the middle school. The caller also advised that the individual h
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Marionville Man Injured When Dump Truck Overturns

June 8, 2017 | Latest News
by Tim Church BRANSON, Mo. – A man from Marionville is injured when the dump truck he was unloading overturned Wednesday night, in Taney County. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 22-year-old Jesse Samples was emptying his dump trucks load at the quarry on Highway 248 at 9:38 p.m., when the truck overturned. Samples was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield to be treated for his moderate injuries. According to the online cr
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