Category Archives: Regional News

FBI investigating threats to Jewish centers

     (AP) – Federal authorities say they’re investigating threats to Jewish centers nationwide.      A brief FBI statement Wednesday says it and the Justice Department’s civil-rights division are investigating “possible civil rights violations in connection with threats.” The statement

Joplin suspends middle-school Bible study

     (AP) – The Joplin school district has suspended a middle school Bible study that provided doughnuts to those who participated.      The district announced the action after a complaint from the American Humanist Association, which alleged school employees

Joplin man, 75, killed in house fire

     (AP) – Authorities say a 75-year-old man died in a fire at his home near Joplin in southwestern Missouri.      The Jasper County Sheriff's Department says firefighters found Franklin Rossman's body after extinguishing the blaze early Tuesday.      The