September 04, 2019 - 12:27 pm
A federal judge has ruled that a Kansas cattle farmer did not defame a Branson attraction by leaving a three-star TripAdvisor review. Owners of Bigfoot on the Strip sued Randy Winchester and his daughter in June 2018, claiming the review was libelous and defamatory. Winchester had written that he...
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Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP
June 20, 2019 - 9:06 pm
A federal grand jury has indicted two more employees of a company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last summer, killing 17 people. Curtis Lanham, the general manager at Ride the Ducks Branson, and Charles Baltzell, the operations supervisor, were charged with misconduct and...
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May 12, 2019 - 8:25 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — An entertainment company that owned a duck boat involved in a fatal sinking on a Missouri lake last summer disputes that an independent investigator told it its vehicles did not comply with a government standard. Ripley Entertainment hired Steve Paul in 2017 before it bought the...
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Nathan Papes - USAToday
July 21, 2018 - 3:39 am
A Missouri town known for its country shows and entertainment mourned Friday after 17 people — including nine from one family — were killed when a tourist boat sank on churning water in a sudden storm. The grief-stricken community hosted two separate vigils Friday night. In one, about 300 people...
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July 20, 2018 - 6:59 pm
The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades. Divers found four more bodies in Table Rock Lake, bringing the death...
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July 19, 2018 - 10:11 pm
A tourist boat apparently capsized on a lake Thursday night in Missouri, leaving at least 11 people dead and several others hospitalized, a sheriff said. The Springfield News-Leader reported that Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said a Ride the Ducks tourist boat reportedly sank on Table Rock Lake...
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