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Abuse lawsuit filed against former Christian camp counselor

Apr. 20, 2021 13:46 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A former counselor who is already in prison for abusing children at a Christian camp near Branson has been sued by another person alleging he was abused while attending the camp. A lawsuit filed April 8 by an anonymous plaintiff accuses Peter Newman...

Pro-mask candidates leave office as Missouri tires of limits

Apr. 20, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — Pro-mask candidates are leaving office and occupancy limits are falling by the wayside in Missouri as communities tire of pandemic restrictions. In the central Missouri city of Rolla, a slate of of anti-mask candidates joined the City Council on...

Tourist town of Branson repeals mask mandate early

Apr. 14, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri tourist town of Branson is ditching its mask mandate early after electing a new mayor who ran on platform that called for doing away with it. “The city heard your voices loud and clear,” said newly elected Mayor Larry Milton after...

Police investigating skeletal remains found near Branson

Apr. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in southwestern Missouri are investigating after a mushroom hunter found human skeletal remains in a wooded area in Branson over the weekend. The remains were found Saturday near State Highway 248, Springfield television station KYTV...

Police: Car left running in eastern Missouri garage kills 3

Apr. 07, 2021 21:06 PM EDT

UNION, Mo. (AP) — A car left running in an eastern Missouri garage overnight caused the deaths of three people inside two separate duplex units in Union, officials there said. On Tuesday, officers who had been sent on a welfare check found Edward Huddleston, 74, and...

Rescuers pull teen from water after canoe accident

Mar. 29, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A teenager who fell out of a canoe on Lake Taneycomo was saved by fast action from firefighters. KYTV-TV reports that firefighters with the Western Taney County Fire District were called Sunday afternoon after several...

Slap in the face: Da Crazy Hawaiian, rising slap fight star

Mar. 19, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

The future of slap fighting in the United States -- UFC President Dana White is an advocate of the sport -- just might be in the palm of the Da Crazy Hawaiian’s hand. Slap fighting, yes the art of striking another fighter with an open hand for sport, is the latest ...

Missouri musician pleads guilty to creating fake charity

Mar. 19, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Branson performer has pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud, admitting in court that he created a fake charity for foster children to bilk his audience members of thousands of dollars, federal prosecutors for Missouri said. James Patrick...

Patrol: Oklahoma man falls through ice, dies in Missouri

Feb. 22, 2021 10:37 AM EST

FORSYTH, Mo. (AP) — An Oklahoma man has died after he and another man fell through the ice on Swan Creek in southwestern Missouri this weekend, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. The incident happened late Saturday night when Leo Satepauhoodle, 33, and Demarco...