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News to Know: Charges refiled in duck boat deaths, motorcycle gunman arrested twice

BRANSON, Mo. – The Stone County, Missouri prosecutor refiles charges against three employees of the former Ride the Ducks company in Branson. A judge last week dismissed criminal charges against three men, Kenneth McKee, Curtis Lanham, and Charles Baltzell, who were being prosecuted after an accident involving duck boats on Table Rock Lake killed 17 people in 2018. McKee now faces 17 involuntary manslaughter charges and 12 endangering the welfare of a child-death of a child charges. Lanham and Baltzell each face 17 involuntary manslaughter charges.  Find more history on this story here.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg Police arrest a suspect who they say shot at two people. Authorities say on Sunday 41-year-old Elijah Shead was following the two victims on a motorcycle before pulling around them at the intersection of Jefferson and Elm. There he allegedly fired three rounds at them before driving off. The victims drove to the area of George Nettles Elementary and called police. Officers found Shead Tuesday and arrested him. He bonded out, but the arrest violated his parole from a previous conviction so he was arrested again on Wednesday. Click here for more details on this case.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg police also arrested a woman wanted on multiple felony warrants in two counties. We told you last week about Belinda Sue Camren. She was wanted in Crawford and Bourbon counties for several charges including aggravated endangering a child, aggravated robbery, and aggravated battery. Authorities Wednesday say tips from local residents led to her arrest at a home in the 300 block of West Forest in Pittsburg.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – The Knights of Columbus in Webb City presented a donation to Crowder College’s Behavior Support Center. It was a check for $619 dollars. The Behavior Support Center helps people with intellectual disabilities transition into the next phases of life.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: The number of younger Americans experiencing anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts is steadily increasing. For the 1st time, the nation’s leading group of medical professionals is recommending special screenings to monitor for mental health issues in children. Do you think kids/teens should be screened? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and cast your vote on our KOAM InstaPoll @ koamnewsnow.com/vote.

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