- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield’s mayor says a wooden cross has been set on fire outside a prominent church.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Mayor Ken McClure says a taxi driver noticed the burning cross early Friday while driving past First Baptist Church. McClure also works for the church as an administrator.

He says police were notified, and the fire was extinguished. The cross had stood on the church’s southeast lawn for a number of years. McClure says the cross was not extensively burned, and there are no other signs of damage to the church.


TOP STORIES
Student says teacher yanked 'Women for Trump' pin off chest, files police report: 'It's not OK'
Rashida Tlaib deletes tweet blaming 'white supremacy' for New Jersey shooting
Franklin Graham calls on nation to pray for Trump as impeachment effort gains speed


McClure says there is no information about motive.

___



Information from: Springfield News-Leader, https://www.news-leader.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide