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  1. Menace from the sky: Black vultures attacking calvesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | News Tribune

    In this April 2009 photo, a black vulture perches on a fence post at Shepherd of the Hill Fish Hatchery in Branson, Mo. Black vultures have extended their range from South America and the southeastern U.S. into Midwestern states such as Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.


  2. Duck boat owner settles with family over accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 24 | News Tribune

    The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake in the summer, killing 17 people, has settled the first of several lawsuits filed in the accident. William Bright, 65, and his 63-year-old wife, Janice, of Higginsville, Missouri, were among those killed in the July 19 accident on Table Rock Lake.


  3. Private college students kidnapped, sexually assaultedRead the original story

    Monday Nov 12 | News Tribune

    A convicted felon has been charged with abducting two Christian college students and forcing them to perform sex acts on each other at gunpoint after they violated curfew and were locked out of their southwest Missouri campus. Robert Hyslop, 49, of Branson, Missouri, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping, sexual abuse and sodomy, the Springfield News-Leader reported.


  4. Missouri tour boat captain indicted after sinking kills 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | News Tribune

    The captain of a tourist boat that sank in southwest Missouri and killed 17 people, including nine members of an Indiana family, didn't tell passengers to put on flotation devices or prepare them to abandon ship even after waves crashed into the boat during a severe storm, according to an indictment released Thursday. The federal indictment shows Kenneth Scott McKee faces 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer resulting in death.


  5. Grand jury indicts captain of Branson tourist boatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2018 | News Tribune

    Charges have been filed against the captain of a Missouri tourist boat that sank and killed 17 people, including nine people from an Indiana family. A federal indictment released Thursday charges 51-year-old Kenneth Scott McKee with 17 counts of misconduct, negligence or inattention to duty by a ship's officer, resulting in death.


  6. Powerful water pump removed from duck boat that sankRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2018 | News Tribune

    Records show a water pump had been replaced with a less powerful system in a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people. The Kansas City Star reports that the original Higgins pump is capable of removing as much as 250 gallons of water per minute.


  7. Indiana man, 97, drowns in lake near Missouri tourist townRead the original story

    Oct 1, 2018 | News Tribune

    Authorities say a 97-year-old Indiana man has died after he was found floating in a lake near the southwest Missouri tourist town of Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the drowning victim as Clarence Leohr, of Clay City, Indiana.


  8. Driftwood Outdoors: Stockton Lake might be best lake you've never fishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2018 | News Tribune

    But really, look at what we have here. Our large rivers produce some of the biggest catfish in the country.


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

    Sep 16, 2018 | 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.


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

    Sep 11, 2018 | 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.


  11. 8 survivors of duck boat sinking in Missouri file lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | 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.


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

    Sep 4, 2018 | 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.


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

    Aug 31, 2018 | 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.


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

    Aug 29, 2018 | 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."


  15. 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."


  16. 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.


  17. 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.


  18. 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.


  19. 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.


  20. 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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