Stolen Missouri School Bus Recovered in Region 8

SEPTEMBER 14, 2004 - Posted at 7:30 a.m. CDT

BAKERSFIELD, MO - Authorities in southern Missouri say a school bus that was stolen from Ozark County has been found across the border in Arkansas.

The Bakersfield bus was reported stolen in June.

A sheriff's deputy says the bus was found in a barn near Viola, Arkansas, by a relative of the barn's owner.

The bus was returned to Bakersfield school superintendent Jerry Taylor and is back in service.

Deputies from Ozark County and Fulton County, Arkansas, are checking out possible suspects.

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