Email Bomb Hoax Hits Hollister

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A burst of nation-wide email bomb threats touched the Branson area Thursday afternoon.  Hollister police report once such threat hit the inbox of an employee of the Branson Tri-Lakes News.  Police secured the building and did a search.  Nothing suspicious was found.  That scene played out at schools, libraries, hospitals, government buildings and other media outlets from coast to coast.  Similar reports also were made in Canada.  The FBI is involved in the national investigation.  Authorities say the emails appear to have originated in Russia.