Fire damages Branson condos under construction

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) – Authorities are investigating after a fire damaged a resort condominium building under construction in Branson. The Springfield News-Leader reports the large fire Sunday damaged the building under construction at the Welk Resort. The city of Branson said in a release that when crews arrived, the building’s roofline and attic were on…

Small quakes hit New Madrid fault recently

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – The New Madrid Fault has had a fair amount of minor seismic activity in recent weeks. There’ve been no reports of damage or injuries. The Daily American Republic reports that the latest was a magnitude-2.9 earthquake Friday centered near Caruthersville. Another minor earthquake struck early Tuesday about 10 miles east-southeast…