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{FD} Doomed Missouri duck boat set out in near-hurricane winds: NTSB

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The early investigation into what caused a tour boat in Missouri to capsize Thursday, killing 17, has found that the vessel set out despite winds approaching hurricane force, according to a National Transportation Safety Board official. Continue reading

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{FD} Flags fly at half-staff in Missouri as ‘town of tears’ mourns 17 lost in duck boat accident

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Flags flew at half-staff Saturday at several hotels, motels and inns on the way to Table Rock Lake in Missouri to honor the 17 lives lost after Thursday’s grizzly duck boat accident. Continue reading

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{FD} Some duck boat victims met tragedy after last-minute twists of fate

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For nine members of an Indiana family and a Missouri couple celebrating a birthday, Thursday’s duck boat tragedy on a lake near Branson, Mo., may have been a cruel twist of fate. Continue reading

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{FD} Duck boat victims include 9 from one family, ship’s driver, tourists

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At least 17 people lost their lives Thursday when a tour boat traveling amid intense waves churned by a sudden storm capsized in a lake near the popular tourist destination of Branson, Mo. Continue reading

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{FD} McCaskill promises duck boat ‘solutions,’ despite government inaction after past tragedies

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U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., pledged Friday to look into “legislative solutions” to improve the safety of amphibious vehicles like duck boats after 17 people died in the Table Rock Lake tragedy Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Duck boats in Branson short of federal standards, inspector alleges

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The duck boats in Branson, Mo., like the one that capsized in a Missouri lake Thursday, resulting in 17 deaths, are not up to federal safety standards, a private inspector asserted Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri duck boat survivor claims captain told passengers they wouldn’t ‘need’ life jackets, report says

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A woman who is reportedly among the survivors of a duck boat that capsized in a Missouri lake on Thursday claimed that the vessel’s captain told passengers that wearing life jackets wasn’t necessary. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri duck boat’s dead include children, and 9 members of one family

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As a sudden storm turned a quiet Missouri lake into a maelstrom, the final bobs of a doomed duck boat were caught on terrifying cell-phone video that shows the vessel’s belly sinking and rising through the waves in queasy rhythm, before the boat capsiz… Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri duck boat survivors rescued by off-duty cop, marina workers

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When a Missouri duck boat carrying 31 people capsized after hitting turbulent swells on a Branson-area lake Thursday, a nearby off-duty police officer didn’t hesitate to jump into the chaotic scene to attempt to save as many people as possible — and th… Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri duck boat capsizes in lake amid violent storm; children among several dead

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As a sudden storm turned a quiet Missouri lake into a maelstrom, the final bobs of a doomed duck boat were caught on terrifying cell-phone video that shows the vessel’s belly sinking and rising through the waves in queasy rhythm — and cutting out just… Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Duck boat’ safety again called into question after Missouri tragedy

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A tourist boat tragedy on a Missouri lake Thursday night has brought renewed attention to the problem-plagued history of so-called “duck boats.” Continue reading

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{FD} Duck boat capsizes on Missouri lake; multiple casualties reported

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Missouri dive teams continued a desperate effort Friday morning to find five people who disappeared into a Branson-area lake hours earlier when fierce winds capsized a packed tourist “duck boat,” killing at least 11 and leaving several others in critic… Continue reading

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{FD} Duck boat crashes on lake in southern Missouri; at least 6 dead: reports

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At least six people are dead after a duck boat crashed in southern Missouri on Thursday night, local media reported. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom let men rape her 2-year-old daughter while she watched, police say

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A Missouri woman was charged with child abuse Tuesday after allegedly allowing several men to rape her 2-year-old daughter while she watched. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who shot 3 cops in Kansas City, linked to murder of college student, is identified

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The man who shot three police officers in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday and ultimately died in a shoot-out was identified as Marlin Mack. Continue reading

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{FD} 3 Kansas City, Missouri, cops shot; gunman killed in standoff with police, officials say

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At least three police officers were shot in Kansas City, Missouri, and the suspect was killed after a standoff with cops, officials said Sunday afternoon. Continue reading

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{FD} Pence assails McCaskill’s record during Missouri visit, says state ‘deserves better’

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Vice President Mike Pence unloaded on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill at a Wednesday event in Kansas City, saying Missouri “deserves better” and criticizing her party’s radical leftward push. Continue reading

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{FD} Mom arrested after newborn, 2-year-old sister found dead in rural Missouri

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A 7-week-old girl and her 2-year-old sister were found dead under mysterious circumstances Wednesday — and now their mother has reportedly been arrested for domestic assault. Continue reading

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{FD} Veteran wearing MAGA hat goes on Patriotic run with American flag

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A Missouri veteran, donning a “Make America Great Again” hat and holding an American flag, has been running 15 miles for a year hoping to show everyone how much he loves his country. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri man shot dead after rushing police with ‘samurai-type swords’

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A Missouri man was shot dead by police Sunday after they say he ignored multiple warnings and charged at them with a pair of “samurai-type swords.” Continue reading

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{FD} Immigration lawyer trying to reunite mother, child claims ICE agent shoved her

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A Kansas City, Mo., lawyer claims an agent from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shoved her to the ground Tuesday morning while she was trying to reunite a 3-year-old boy with his Honduran mother before the mother and child were deported. Continue reading

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{FD} Pair charged with witness tampering in connection with St. Louis murder case

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Two men have been charged with witness tampering in connection with a St. Louis murder case, authorities said. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas City Royals signal interest in star college pitcher convicted of child sex abuse

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The Kansas City Royals raised eyebrows across the baseball world this week as General Manager Dayton Moore said the organization was looking into signing Oregon State pitcher Luke Heimlich, who pleaded guilty at age 15 to sexually abusing his 6-year-ol… Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri mom charged over 9-year-old boy’s poor school attendance

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A Missouri mom was shocked to find out she was going to be charged for her 9-year-old son’s reported poor school attendance. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘First date’ robbery in park was a set-up, police say

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First dates seem to usually only go one of two ways: really bad or really great. A Missouri man unfortunately wound up with the latter last month when he asked a girl he had been talking to online to meet. Continue reading

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{FD} Video of cat being kicked like football prompts search for kicker, camera operator

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Animal welfare officials in Kansas City, Mo., reacted with disgust this week after a video surfaced in which a man is seen on a local high school football field, kicking a small black cat as if it were a football. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing 3-year-old girl found in Missouri cornfield with dog by her side

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A 3-year-old girl was found safe on Friday after spending the night in a rural Missouri cornfield with her faithful Yorkshire terrier by her side. Continue reading

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{FD} Waitress loses job, booted from Air Force Reserve after ‘n—– hunting’ video

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Tabitha Duncan, a waitress who was fired following a racist Snapchat video, was also booted from the Air Force Reserve. Continue reading

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{FD} Missing scholar bound for Harvard is found dead

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The search for a missing Missouri teen who was set to attend Harvard University in the fall, has ended tragically after police announced Friday evening that he was found dead. Continue reading

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{FD} Kansas City police under fire after 3 fatal officer-involved shootings in an hour

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Authorities in Missouri have come under fire after two police-involved shootings led to three deaths over the span of an hour Thursday. Continue reading

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{FD} Police search for missing Missouri teenager set to attend Harvard

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Authorities are searching for a Missouri teenager who left home and could be a danger to himself, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri police arrest 18-year old man after mother shot to death in front of her children

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An 18-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of a Missouri woman who was gunned down in front of her three children during an attempted carjacking, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri police arrest 18-year old suspect after mother shot to death in front of her children

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An 18-year-old suspect was arrested Wednesday in the shooting death of a Missouri woman who was gunned down in front of her three children during an attempted carjacking, police say. Continue reading

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{FD} No smoke detectors found in home where 5 children died in fire, chief says

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After investigators found no smoke detectors inside a mobile home where five children died in a fire last week, city officials in Lebanon, Mo., have launched an effort to raise money to install and inspect such devices throughout the community. Continue reading

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{FD} University of Missouri spent $1.3 million on PR firm to fix negative image after protests

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Mizzou can’t shake the negative image that contributed to the commonly used derogatory terms such as “safe space” and “snowflakes.” So the public university spent $1.3 million on a public relations firm to repair its negative image amid layoffs of 350 … Continue reading

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{FD} Mom recovering from severe burns after fire that killed 5 children

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Days after a fire in Lebanon, Mo., killed five young children, the mother of two of them was recovering from skin-grafting surgery after suffering severe burns to much of her body, family members said. Continue reading

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{FD} Cardinals’ Red Schoendienst dies at 95, oldest living member of Baseball Hall of Fame

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Cardinal great Red Schoendienst passed away Wednesday at the age of 95. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri men bound, set woman on fire when she refused to give combination to safe, police say

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Two Missouri men were charged after they allegedly bound and set a woman on fire after she refused to give them the combination to her safe, police said. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri Gov. Greitens accused of violence, sexual assault, blackmail: What to know

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Republican Gov. Eric Greitens has admitted to having an affair with a woman in 2015 but denied ever having committed a crime. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri Gov. Greitens resigning amid sexual misconduct scandal

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Eric Greitens, the embattled Republican Missouri governor facing a sexual misconduct scandal and allegations of misuse of a charity donor list, said Tuesday he will resign this week. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri Gov. Greitens expected to resign today amid sexual misconduct scandal, sources say

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Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to resign Tuesday amid a sexual misconduct scandal and allegations of misuse of a charity donor list, sources told Fox News. Continue reading

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{FD} Assistant high school principal considered ‘mentor’ accused of sex encounters with teen boy student

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An assistant high school principal in Missouri allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old student whose family considered her to be a mentor for the teen, making sure “he got on the right path,” according to the boy’s father. Continue reading

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{FD} Greitens accuser stands by sexual misconduct allegations, apologizes to Missouri governor’s wife

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Although the felony invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been dropped, the woman who accused the Republican of sexual misconduct is standing firm in her story. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge appoints special prosecutor to decide on Greitens case

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A St. Louis judge on Monday appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will decide whether to refile an invasion-of-privacy case against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri lake boat crash kills 3 friends, injures 2 others; driver charged

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A boat driver was charged with boating while intoxicated after he crashed the vessel with four of his friends aboard into a rock bluff at the Lake of the Ozarks, killing three of them, officials said. Continue reading

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{FD} Dem McCaskill slammed for vote against Trump CIA pick

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With her vote last week against President Donald Trump’s choice for CIA director, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill – a Missouri Democrat seeking re-election – has “put partisan politics over national security,” a Senate colleague charged Saturday. Continue reading

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{FD} Illegal immigrant charged with shootings: ‘Voices’ told me to shoot, gun wouldn’t fire if victims were ‘good’

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An undocumented immigrant charged with wounding two people minutes apart in northern Kansas City, Mo., reportedly told investigators he heard “voices” telling him to shoot, and that the gun wouldn’t fire if “they are good people.” Continue reading

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{FD} Convicted killer arrested in road rage killing of Missouri Air National Guard member

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A member of the Missouri National Guard was reportedly stabbed to death during a senseless road rage confrontation on a suburban Kansas City highway by a man who spent years in prison for strangling a 15-year-old girl. Continue reading

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{FD} Wild turkey smashes vehicle’s windshield; two women hospitalized, man hurt

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Thanksgiving dinner may likely never be the same for some Missouri residents, who earned a trip to a hospital Monday after a bizarre accident involving a wild turkey. Continue reading

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{FD} Missouri Gov. Greitens’ accuser in sex case allowed to testify at his trial

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A woman involved in an extramarital affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens will be allowed to testify at his felony invasion of privacy trial next week, a St. Louis judge ruled Monday. Continue reading

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