Marc LaVoie
April 03, 2018 - 11:24 am
The designer of Schlitterbahn's Verruckt water slide was arrested Monday night at the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport. John Schooley was reportedly returning from a project in China when he was arrested in Texas. He is accused of shoddy planning of the world's tallest water slide in Kansas...
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March 27, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Kansas City, KS - A grand jury has brought more charges related to the death of Caleb Schwab, 10, on the Verruckt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park. A second indictment unsealed in Wyandotte County District Court includes charges of reckless second-degree murder against Jeffrey Wayne...
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March 23, 2018 - 2:25 pm
Kansas City, KS - A former Schlitterbahn executive is facing a manslaughter charge in connection with the death of a child at a Kansas City, Kansas waterpark. Tyler Miles was booked in the Wyandotte County Jail Friday morning just before 10 a.m. and charged with involuntary manslaughter in...
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March 19, 2018 - 6:35 am
The Wyandotte County district attorney's office has convened a grand jury to consider possible criminal charges in the fatal accident at Schlitterbahn in August 2016, that killed a 10-year-old boy and injured two women. The 17-story Verruckt water slide still stands, despite the company's desire to...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:23 am
The Johnson County Fair is open for business in Gardner and ride contractors say they are working to make sure families stay safe. Each ride goes through an inspection before it is set up and then every day of the fair, said James Burlingame, manager of Pride Amusements. Amusement ride operators...
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Kara Marxer
May 23, 2017 - 6:15 am
Despite public distaste for a 17-story reminder of a terrible tragedy in Kansas City, Kansas, the world's tallest waterslide will not be torn down in the near future. Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked police for more investigative material surrounding the death of a boy last year on the...
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May 04, 2017 - 10:28 am
KANSAS CITY, KS (AP) - The family of a 10-year-old boy who died on a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park will receive nearly $20 million in settlement payments, according to court documents. The largest payment to Caleb Schwab's family, $14 million, will come from SVV 1 and KC Water Park, two...
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April 12, 2017 - 6:10 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two sisters injured in a Kansas waterslide accident that killed a state lawmaker's 10-year-old son have reached a settlement with the water park's owner. Attorney Lynn Johnson on Wednesday confirmed the out-of-court deal with the Schlitterbahn park over the "Verruckt" slide...
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