fire http://kbia.org en New Joplin Mosque open two years after arson http://kbia.org/post/new-joplin-mosque-open-two-years-after-arson <p></p><p>Two years after Muslims in Joplin suffered the traumatic loss of their place of worship at the hands of an arsonist, a new $2 million mosque is now open. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:30:20 +0000 Associated Press 56872 at http://kbia.org New Joplin Mosque open two years after arson Bridgeton Landfill settlement might be in jeopardy http://kbia.org/post/bridgeton-landfill-settlement-might-be-jeopardy <p></p><p>A $6.8 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit over a smoldering St. Louis County landfill could be in jeopardy.</p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 21:10:28 +0000 Associated Press 53457 at http://kbia.org Bridgeton Landfill settlement might be in jeopardy Arson suspected in Truman Reservoir fires http://kbia.org/post/arson-suspected-truman-reservoir-fires <p>State conservation officials suspect arson in about 20 wildfires near the Truman Reservoir in west-central Missouri in the past week.</p><p>The Department of Conservation says the fires burned more than 1,000 acres of public and private land. No injuries or structural losses have been reported, but officials say wildfires can cause significant harm and that fighting them costs money and puts people at risk.</p><p>The conservation agency says crews have fought about 50 fires this year in Henry and St. Clair counties that have burned about 3,000 acres.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:48:40 +0000 Associated Press 50108 at http://kbia.org Arson suspected in Truman Reservoir fires Weather conditions lead to more outdoor fires http://kbia.org/post/weather-conditions-lead-more-outdoor-fires <div style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: 'Segoe UI WPC', 'Segoe UI', Tahoma, 'Microsoft Sans Serif', Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Low humidity and heavy winds have created opportune conditions for controlled fires to run away. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:17:38 +0000 A.J. Feather 49430 at http://kbia.org Weather conditions lead to more outdoor fires Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground http://kbia.org/post/moving-joplin-muslim-community-moves-forward-after-mosque-burns-ground <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>This week, Columbia Faith &amp; Values and its partner sites explored what happens when violence crosses thresholds in churches, synagogues and mosques. You can <a href="http://columbiafavs.com/politics/law-crime-and-court/series-wrap-up-from-bullets-to-burnings-religion-violence-in-america" target="_blank">read the whole series on ColumbiaFAVS.com.</a></strong></em></p> Sat, 31 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 39726 at http://kbia.org Moving on: Joplin Muslim community moves forward after mosque burns to ground Plans to rebuild Joplin Mosque one year after it was destroyed by fire http://kbia.org/post/plans-rebuild-joplin-mosque-one-year-after-it-was-destroyed-fire <p></p><p>On the anniversary of the suspicious fire that destroyed a mosque in Joplin, mosque officials say they are making progress in plans to rebuild.</p><p>The Islamic Society of Joplin Mosque was destroyed by fire last Aug. 6. The cause of the fire has not been determined. The mosque was damaged by another fire on July 4 of last year. That blaze has been ruled an arson.</p><p>The mosque will be rebuilt inside city limits. Navid Zaidi, a mosque board member, says no rebuilding will start until the fundraising is complete.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:29:48 +0000 Associated Press 38387 at http://kbia.org Plans to rebuild Joplin Mosque one year after it was destroyed by fire Ash Street Place apartment building fire may cause some residents to wait to move back in http://kbia.org/post/ash-street-place-apartment-building-fire-may-cause-some-residents-wait-move-back <p>A disaster specialist for the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter says some residents of the Ash Street Place apartment building that caught fire Tuesday in Columbia may be able to move back in this weekend. But Phillip Iman says there will still be some residents who have to wait longer. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:51:19 +0000 Tyler Greever 31833 at http://kbia.org Ash Street Place apartment building fire may cause some residents to wait to move back in Pear Tree Restaurant and town museum burn down in Bevier http://kbia.org/post/pear-tree-restaurant-and-town-museum-burn-down-bevier <p>Two buildings are being called a complete loss after a fire in Bevier, a small town just west of Macon. Bevier Mayor, Bill Cosby, says the fire near the town’s center was reported just after midnight Thursday morning. He says the fire destroyed both the Pear Tree restaurant and the Black Diamond Association – a town history museum. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:44:08 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 25234 at http://kbia.org Pear Tree Restaurant and town museum burn down in Bevier Columbia fire officials investigate two-alarm fire http://kbia.org/post/columbia-fire-officials-investigate-two-alarm-fire <p>Columbia fire officials are still investigating a two-alarm fire that broke out at a Columbia auto parts store on Business Loop 70 Wednesday night. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:21:15 +0000 Maddie Heidenreich 23852 at http://kbia.org Columbia fire officials investigate two-alarm fire Muslims in Joplin receive interfaith support after mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/muslims-joplin-receive-interfaith-support-after-mosque-fire <p></p><p>It’s been about one month since a fire destroyed the only mosque in Joplin. Now, members of the Islamic Society of Joplin –&nbsp;and the interfaith community there – are picking up the pieces.</p><p>The mosque was burned down before daylight on August 6, during the holy month of Ramadan.</p><p>The FBI is still investigating the cause of the fire. Earlier in summer, on July 4, someone tried to set fire to the roof. That incident is still under investigation, too.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Kellie Moore 20777 at http://kbia.org Muslims in Joplin receive interfaith support after mosque fire Rally to support Joplin Muslims lacking funds http://kbia.org/post/rally-support-joplin-muslims-lacking-funds <p>A rally to support Muslims after a fire destroyed a mosque in Joplin is still planned, although the organizer says more money is needed to finance the event.</p><p>A fire that destroyed the Islamic Society of Joplin mosque Aug. 6 has been called suspicious but a cause has not been determined.</p><p>Organizer Ashley Carter says the rally is scheduled for Saturday at Landreth Park. She is seeking nearly $3,000 by Wednesday for insurance and rent. But she says speakers and entertainment are lined up and she expects the event to be held.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 13:27:45 +0000 Associated Press 19368 at http://kbia.org Fire destroys Joplin, Mo. mosque http://kbia.org/post/fire-destroys-joplin-mo-mosque <p>The only mosque in Joplin, Mo., has burned to the ground.&nbsp; The cause of the fire is still unknown.&nbsp;</p><p>The loss of property leaves the Islamic community without a place of worship in its most sacred time of the year:&nbsp; Ramadan.</p><p>The imam of the mosque, Dr. Lahmuddin Lahmuiddin, had only&nbsp; finished leading the special &ldquo;Taraweeh&rdquo; night prayers a few hours before he was awakened by a phone call from the Jasper County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department.&nbsp; That prayer takes place every night at about 10:00 during the month of Ramadan.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 23:25:38 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 18869 at http://kbia.org Fire destroys Joplin, Mo. mosque Officials on the lookout for forest fires http://kbia.org/post/officials-lookout-forest-fires <div><p>During a typical year, Missouri has a spring fire season and fall fire season. Summer is usually a downtime for forest fires. That&rsquo;s not the case this year.</p><p>In June and July alone, there were 50 wildfires that burned more than 4,000 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest. Compare that to an average year, when about 5,000 acres burn over 12 months.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:29:11 +0000 Jacob McCleland 17831 at http://kbia.org Officials on the lookout for forest fires Another fire at former Columbia city landfill http://kbia.org/post/another-fire-former-columbia-city-landfill <p>Another fire has been reported at a former city landfill north of Columbia.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that firefighters have been battling another grass fire Wednesday at the former site of the Columbia municipal landfill, which is south of Finger Lakes State Park. The site has burned several times over the past week.</p><p>Boone County Fire Protection District Chief Scott Olsen says buried trash at the former landfill has been smoldering and continues to start fires. He says the fires will likely continue until the weather cools.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 11:55:31 +0000 Associated Press 17835 at http://kbia.org Another fire at former Columbia city landfill $15K reward for info on Mo. mosque fire http://kbia.org/post/15k-reward-info-mo-mosque-fire <p>The FBI announced Monday they were offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to charges in a fire at a Joplin mosque.</p><p>The fire was reported July 4 at the Islamic Society of Joplin. No injuries were reported, and firefighters extinguished the blaze on the roof of the center before it caused any interior damage. It was the second fire in two years at the center.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:29:06 +0000 Associated Press 17688 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Monday, July 16, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-monday-july-16-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Nixon&#39;s re-election war chest grows</li><li>Teachers visit New Madrid to learn about famous quakes</li><li>Fire damages Worley Street Head Start</li><li>MU announces &quot;re-imagined&quot; University of Missouri Press Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:27:31 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17659 at http://kbia.org Newscast for Monday, July 16, 2012 Forest Service reports progess on Mo. fires http://kbia.org/post/forest-service-reports-progess-mo-fires <p>Federal officials say two fires in southern Missouri&#39;s Mark Twain National Forest have been contained, but new ones have broken out. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:36:31 +0000 Associated Press 16997 at http://kbia.org Arson suspected cause of large Mark Twain fire http://kbia.org/post/arson-suspected-cause-large-mark-twain-fire <p>Arson is the suspected cause of a fire that burned about 620 acres of the Mark Twain National Forest. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:32:20 +0000 Associated Press & Matt Evans 16944 at http://kbia.org Fire in Mark Twain forest underscores Mo. heat threat http://kbia.org/post/fire-mark-twain-forest-underscores-mo-heat-threat <div><p>Fire concerns are widening in southeast Missouri as crews battle a 550-acre blaze in the Mark Twain National Forest.</p><p>Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday ordered the Missouri National Guard to get ready to assist with firefighting efforts. The fire broke out Thursday in a section of the 1.5-million-acre forest located in Iron County, and the governor&#39;s office says about 2,000 additional acres are at risk.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 21:14:17 +0000 Associated Press & Matt Evans 16792 at http://kbia.org Three accused of setting NE Mo. fires http://kbia.org/post/three-accused-setting-ne-mo-fires <p>Three suspects are facing felony charges for a series of fires in northeast Missouri, including one that destroyed a small-town playground.</p><p>The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 17-year-old Jaston Boone of Edina, 20-year-old Shelby Snelling of Baring and 19-year-old Athena Wolter of Knox City each face three counts. They are being held at the Adair County jail on $10,000 bond.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:25:07 +0000 Associated Press 15694 at http://kbia.org Stephens College to house displaced Brookside residents http://kbia.org/post/stephens-college-house-displaced-brookside-residents <p>Students planning on living at the Brookside on College apartments this fall might not find themselves too far away. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:45:06 +0000 Malory Ensor 15178 at http://kbia.org Stephens College to house displaced Brookside residents Newscast for May 28, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-28-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Construction to resume on burned apartments</li><li>Parade draws patriotic crowds</li><li>Missouri veterans&#39; cemeteries observe Memorial Day</li></ul> Mon, 28 May 2012 23:09:12 +0000 Jacob Fenston 14889 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 28, 2012 Construction to resume on burned apartments http://kbia.org/post/construction-resume-burned-apartments <p>Columbia Fire Department investigators are looking into the cause of a three-alarm fire at the Brookside on College apartment complex.&nbsp;Sunday&rsquo;s fire caused millions of dollars in damage, destroying most of the still-under construction apartments, but the owners plan to rebuild.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 22:58:03 +0000 Lukas Udstuen 14888 at http://kbia.org Construction to resume on burned apartments Newscast for February 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-2-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Fire destroys Boonville&#39;s Unlimited Opportunities businesses</li><li>Food bank&#39;s Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination</li><li>Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:10:36 +0000 Kellie Moore 8269 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 2, 2012 Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses http://kbia.org/post/fire-destroys-boonvilles-unlimited-opportunities-businesses <p>A Thursday morning fire in Boonville has destroyed two businesses operated by a program that helps people with disabilities.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:52:47 +0000 8097 at http://kbia.org Fire destroys Boonville's Unlimited Opportunities businesses