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FDA closes investigation of televangelist Jim Bakker and COVID-19 claims

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has closed its investigation of Branson televangelist Jim Bakker. According to a close-out letter from the FDA, “The Jim Bakker Show” has addressed the concerns ...

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New “Queen Esther” show will be streamed live by Sight & Sound Theatres

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“Queen Esther,” the latest show from Sight & Sound Theatres, will finally make its debut. The show, which was scheduled to premiere live in March, instead will be shown by pay-per-view on ...

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Missouri receives grant to help tourism industry recovery

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Help is on the way for Missouri’s tourism industry, decimated by state and local lockdown orders. Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday announced a $15 million grant to help make attractions safer. “So ...

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Protests at Dixie Outfitters store adds to Branson economic challenges

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Branson tourism, already suffering from the government restrictions and the Covid pandemic, is taking another blow from protests at the Dixie Outfitters store. “I want to thank everyone that showed up today ...

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Kansas News Briefs

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Kansas News Briefs – Congressman Roger Marshall Faces Attacks in GOP Senate Debate TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressman running for the U.S. Senate has come under attack over a 12-year-old ...

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Televangelist Jim Bakker faces bankruptcy after promoting fraudulent Covid-19 cure

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Televangelist Jim Bakker, who is based in Branson, told viewers this week that his ministry is facing bankruptcy unless they purchase his products. Credit card processors refused to work with Bakker after ...

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Branson ministry helps employees through slow season

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Branson attractions and businesses hire thousands of workers to meet the high demand during peak tourist season. But when things slow down during the off season, one ministry is stepping in to ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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Branson is the perfect place to blend two Christmas family traditions

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Traditions are fantastic opportunities for families to grow together and bond with common experiences. Enjoying and creating them becomes even more meaningful when two people combine those traditions in a marriage. My ...

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Branson show ‘NOAH’ will now be in movie theaters for three days only

With a catastrophic storm on its way, Noah is given a monumental task: build a boat big enough to save mankind from a flood that will cover the entire earth. NOAH takes ...

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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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