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Authorities are increasing security at a festival that draws tens of thousands of Vietnamese Catholics to southwest Missouri each year.

The Joplin Globe reports that Carthage police are starting roadblocks Monday — two days earlier than normal. The Marian Days celebration begins Thursday on the grounds of the Congregation of the Mother of Co-Redemptrix, a Vietnamese monastery.

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Columbia Police to beef up security during spring break

Mar 21, 2012
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The Columbia Police Department is stepping up security during spring break and asking residents to do the same with their homes.