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FILE - In this July 23, 2018 file photo, a duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised after it went down the evening of July 19 after a thunderstorm generated near-hurricane strength winds, killing 17 people. The owner of the tourist duck boat has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File)

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

Jan. 17, 2020 2:23 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount. Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at...

Musician from Missouri tourist town of Branson dies in crash

Jan. 14, 2020 10:28 AM EST

A musician from the Missouri tourist town of Branson has been killed in a crash. Ozark police say 30-year-old Austin Sanders died Saturday night on U.S. 65. His father, Terry Sanders, said his son went off the side of the road after falling asleep at the wheel, the Springfield News-Leader reports. Terry...

Judge rules 1851 law doesn’t apply in Missouri boat case

Dec. 3, 2019 3:29 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that an 1851 maritime law does not protect a company from making payments to families of people aboard a tourist boat that sank on a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. After the July 2018 sinking at Table Rock Lake near Branson, multiple lawsuits were filed...