Man Who Left Bomb Threat Note At Walmart Given Probation  

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 37-year-old man was placed on two years of unsupervised probation for making a bomb threat at a Walmart in Jefferson City. Carl Rhoads, of Holts Summit, pleaded guilty to third-degree making terroristic threat, a misdemeanor, in September. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Rhoads also was ordered never to enter the Walmart…

AP: Lawmakers Buy Industry Fix To Stop Mass School Shootings

By REESE DUNKLIN and JUSTIN PRITCHARD , Associated Press Security companies spent years pushing schools to buy more products — from “ballistic attack-resistant” doors to smoke cannons that spew haze from ceilings to confuse a shooter. But sales were slow, and industry’s campaign to free up taxpayer money for upgrades had stalled. That changed last…