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Lake Charles native Chesney Claire making mark in Vegas

Sep. 04, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Lake Charles native Chesney Claire is making her mark in Las Vegas. Claire’s inspiration and motivation is her family. “My very first time performing anywhere, it was at my grandfather Jerald Helms’ funeral,” she said. “After...

Ex-teacher gets 30 years for enticing kids to send images

Aug. 03, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwest Missouri high school teacher has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for enticing children nationwide to send him sexually suggestive images and then threatening to distribute them. Brandon Lane McCullough, 31, of Branson, was...

Officials investigate worker's death at Missouri theme park

Jul. 22, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An employee of Silver Dollar City near Branson has died from head injuries while working at the park, federal officials said. The employee was hospitalized Wednesday with “head injuries allegedly sustained during maintenance and testing of a rollercoaster,”...