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  1. Families of duck boat victims oppose delay in lawsuitsRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 16 | News Tribune

    The families of some of the 17 people who died after a duck boat sank in Missouri said federal prosecutors might delay their efforts to get answers about the July 19 crash. The Kansas City Star reported federal prosecutors have asked a judge to halt the civil lawsuits related to the crash on Table Rock Lake near Branson until their criminal investigation is complete.

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  2. Duck boat operators criticize attorney general's lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | News Tribune

    The operators of a Missouri duck boat that sank in July, killing 17 people, say in a court filing that a lawsuit from Missouri's attorney general is "irresponsible" and "littered with factual inaccuracies and innuendo." Attorney General Josh Hawley's lawsuit filed last month accused Branson Duck Vehicles and Ripley Entertainment Inc. of violating Missouri's consumer protection law and putting profits above safety.

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  3. 8 survivors of duck boat sinking in Missouri file lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | News Tribune

    Eight family members who survived a duck boat sinking in Missouri have filed a federal lawsuit against the owner and operators of the tourist attraction. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Kansas City, Missouri, on behalf of Ronita McKinley and her daughter, Tiffany Collins, both of Carlsbad, New Mexico; another daughter, Tomlyn McDonald, of Midland, Texas; and their families.

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  4. Indiana woman who lost family on duck boat files lawsuitRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | News Tribune

    An Indiana woman whose husband and three children drowned when a duck boat sank in a Missouri lake has filed a federal lawsuit requesting an end to the manufacture and operation of the amphibious vehicles in the U.S. and elsewhere until they are redesigned for safety. Tia Coleman, of Indianapolis, filed the lawsuit Tuesday against Ripley Entertainment and five other companies that manufacture and operate the Ride The Ducks tourist attraction.

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  5. Missouri attorney general sues over deadly duck boat sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | News Tribune

    Attorney General Josh Hawley is suing the owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank in Missouri, killing 17 people. Hawley filed the lawsuit Friday.

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  6. Prosecutors: Possible negligence in Missouri boat sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 29 | News Tribune

    The U.S. Coast Guard has found probable cause that the sinking of a tourist boat on a Missouri lake last month that killed 17 people "resulted from the misconduct, negligence, or inattention to the duties" by the captain of the boat, according to a court motion filed Wednesday by federal prosecutors. The U.S. attorney's office also said in the motion that the captain of a second duck boat that made it safely to shore when the storm kicked up on Table Rock Lake near Branson on July 19 acted in a "grossly negligent manner."

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  7. Coast Guard refers duck boat case for criminal investigationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | News Tribune

    The U.S. Coast Guard has referred the investigation into last month's deadly sinking of a Missouri tourist boat to federal prosecutors. Coast Guard spokeswoman Lisa Novak on Tuesday confirmed a report first published by the Kansas City Star that the case was referred to the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City on Aug. 13. Don Ledford of the U.S. attorney's office says the referral is "to consider a potential criminal investigation and federal prosecution."

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  8. Man who tried to save duck boat victims alleges emotional stressRead the original story

    Aug 17, 2018 | News Tribune

    A former employee of a southwestern Missouri paddlewheel tourist boat alleges in a lawsuit that he suffered post-traumatic stress after trying to save victims of a fatal duck boat accident. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Gregory Harris filed suit Monday against Ride the Ducks International, Ripley Entertainment and the boat's captain.

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  9. Survivor of duck boat sinking urges ban on such craftsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 14, 2018 | News Tribune

    An Indiana woman whose husband and three children died when a duck boat sank last month in Missouri said Tuesday she hopes to save lives by backing an effort to ban the amphibious tourist boats. Tia Coleman, speaking through tears during a news conference in her Indianapolis home, urged people to sign an online petition calling on federal officials to ban the boats.

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  10. Electronic devices examined as duck boat inquiry continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2018 | News Tribune

    Federal officials are reviewing cellphones, a camera and a recording device found with a duck boat that sank in a storm last month in southern Missouri, as part of investigations into the disaster that killed 17 people . The SIM card from the video recording system on the vessel already has been examined.

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  11. Man sentenced for Branson love triangle killingRead the original story

    Aug 5, 2018 | News Tribune

    The Taney County prosecuting attorney said Dakota Claypole, 23, of Branson, was sentenced Friday to 21 years for second-degree murder and 21 years for armed criminal action. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

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  12. Coast Guard document: Branson tourist boat violated inspection termsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | News Tribune

    A tourist boat was on the lake despite wind speeds far exceeding allowable limits when it sank last month in Missouri, killing 17 people, according to a certificate of inspection made public Wednesday. The Coast Guard announced that it has convened a formal Marine Board of Investigation into the July 19 accident involving a Ride the Ducks of Branson duck boat.

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  13. Indiana family files 2nd lawsuit in boat sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | News Tribune

    Fifty-three members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a duck boat sank in Missouri described their pain and unfathomable loss Tuesday while calling for a ban on the amphibious tourist boats that their attorney likened to "coffins and death traps." Each member of the extended Coleman family, including in-laws, introduced themselves and described who they had lost during a tear-filled news conference hours after their attorneys filed a second federal lawsuit against the owners and operators of the duck boat that capsized and sank during a storm July 19. The disaster on Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri, killed 17 people, including nine of 11 Coleman family members who boarded the boat during a vacation trip.

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  14. Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 31, 2018 | News Tribune

    The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Branson, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City seeks $100 million in damages on behalf of two of nine members of an Indiana family who died when the tourist boat sank July 19 at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

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  15. Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100 millionRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2018 | News Tribune

    The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank this month in Missouri, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on a lake despite design problems and warnings of severe weather, a lawsuit alleges. The lawsuit filed Sunday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City seeks $100 million in damages on behalf of two of nine members of an Indiana family who died when the tourist boat sank July 19 at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

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  16. Woman guilty in abandonment death of elderly manRead the original story

    Jul 29, 2018 | News Tribune

    A woman who prosecutors say planned the death of a 72-year-old Missouri man who was left beaten and bound in a vehicle faces life in prison after being convicted in the death. Brandy Shaddox, 40, of Branson, was found guilty Friday of first-degree murder in the November 2015 death of Larry Adams, 72, of Hollister.

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  17. Funeral held for last 5 of 9 relatives killed in duck boat sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | News Tribune

    An Indiana family that lost nine relatives in the sinking of a duck boat on a Missouri lake was held up as an inspiration Saturday as hundreds of people gathered in their memory. Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett were among those at Eastern Star Church for the funeral of Horace Coleman, 70; his wife, Belinda Coleman, 69; Ervin Coleman, 76; Angela Coleman, 45; and her 2-year-old son, Maxwell.

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  18. Highway Patrol encourages water safety practice this summer, year roundRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2018 | News Tribune

    Sally Ince/ News Tribune Young children wear flotation gear Sunday July 8, 2018 as they play in a shallow part of the Johnson Shut-Ins in Middle Brook, MO near supervising adults. Missouri State law requires children under 7 years of age wear a life jacket while on a water boat vessel.

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  19. Recordings show rapid change in weather before duck boat sankRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2018 | News Tribune

    Video and audio recordings from a fatal tourist boat accident in Missouri show that the lake went from calm to deadly dangerous in a matter of minutes, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday. The NTSB cited preliminary findings gathered from the video recorder camera system salvaged by divers after the duck boat sank July 19 at Table Rock Lake near Branson.

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  20. Funerals set for 5 of 9 relatives killed in boat sinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2018 | News Tribune

    Funerals have been set for five more members of an Indiana family who lost nine relatives when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake last week. A church spokeswoman says services will be held Saturday at Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis for 70-year-old Horace Coleman; his 69-year-old wife, Belinda Coleman; 76-year-old Ervin Coleman; 45-year-old Angela Coleman; and her 2-year-old son, Maxwell Coleman.

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