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Famed Branson violinist returns to stage after fire

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Famed violinist Shoji Tabuchi, who’s become a staple of the Branson performance scene, will start performing for the first time since his theater was shuttered last year due to fire damage. It’s ...

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Companies cite 1851 law in duck boat lawsuit

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Two companies facing multiple lawsuits over a summer duck boat accident have invoked a 1851 law originally passed to protect paddle wheel steam boats plying the nation’s rivers. The law allows vessel ...

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Silver Dollar City rewards teachers with ‘Dream Big’ initiative

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Imagine what a teacher can do for a classroom with an extra $1,000 in funding.  Well, ten highly-nominated teachers from Missouri and Arkansas are setting out to show us in Silver Dollar ...

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AG Josh Hawley sues over duck boat tragedy

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Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday sued the owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank in Lake Tanneycomo in Branson, killing 17 people. The suit alleges that the companies violated ...

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Huge aquarium planned for famous Branson theater

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A grand redevelopment could be in the works for what was once one of the most iconic theaters in Missouri’s biggest tourist destination, Branson. Thursday the Branson Board of Alderman heard a ...

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First frivolous lawsuit hits over duck boat tragedy

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The first possible frivolous lawsuit over the duck boat tragedy has been filed. A man who worked on the Branson Belle river showboat when the Ride the Ducks boat sank on Table ...

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Family that lost 9 members seeks to ban all duck boats

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A survivor of the duck boat tragedy in Branson, Mo. Is supporting a nationwide petition to ban the amphibious vehicles known as duck boats. Tia Coleman was a passenger on the fateful ...

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McCaskill jumping gun on Duck Boat safety legislation?

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Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill has come under fire for proposing legislation to address the Duck Boat tragedy even as the investigation has just begun. Her “safety plan” comes after she and Senator ...

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Did duck boat captain turn off camera before it sank?

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The National Transportation and Safety Board has retrieved the “black box” that included details and audio and video recordings from the fateful duck boat. The Ride-the-Ducks amphibious vehicle found itself int he ...

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Efforts grows to shut down duck boats after tragedy

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The call to shut down Duck Boat tours is louder after the fatal sinking of one of the amphibious vehicles took 17 lives in Missouri a week ago. A petition drive was ...

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Ride the Ducks tragedy also took life of pastor who often drove the boat

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Funeral services are being planned for a pastor who died in the freak ducks boat accident that also took the lives of 16 others on Table Rock Lake near Branson last week. ...

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Memorial held for Ride the Ducks victims

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The 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on Lake Taneycomo outside Branson were remembered Sunday during a memorial service attended by around 200 people in the tourism community of Branson. ...

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Duck boat survivor, who lost husband and three kids, shares heartbreaking details

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“Grab the baby!” Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into Lake Taneycomo outside Branson. The accident killed 17 people, ...

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Duck Boat tragedy takes 9 of 11 family members as video shows final moments

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A fun vacation made up of three generations of one family has turned into a nightmare. Of the 11 members of the Coleman family that traveled together from Indianapolis to Branson, Missouri., ...

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UPDATE: Death toll rises in Duck Boat accident, children among victims

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At least 13 people, including children, died after a boat carrying tourists capsized and sank on a lake during a thunderstorm in that slammed into Branson, Mo. authorities said Friday. The “duck” ...

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