Copper thieves cut phone service in SW Mo. county

By The Associated Press

MORRISVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in a southwest Missouri county say copper thieves were to blame for a loss of telephone service in some towns.

KYTV reports that phone company crews worked Friday to restore land-line service in the Polk County towns of Morrisville, Brighton and Pleasant Hope.

Thieves had been cutting phone lines to sell the copper wire for several weeks in neighboring Greene County.

Cell phones were not affected by the Polk County outage.

Information from: KYTV-TV,

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