TROY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a 42-year-old eastern Missouri woman as suspicious. Lincoln County Sheriff’s officials say the body of Elizabeth Faria was discovered Tuesday at a home in Troy. The area’s Major Case Squad has been called in to help with the investigation.

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Regional jets will be flying into Joplin again, beginning in February. Joplin Regional Airport manager Steve Stockam says American Eagle has already rescheduled bookings for the city, and jets should be returning to Joplin by February 1st. American has said it plans to stop flying turboprop planes from its main hub in Texas and switch to regional jets next year.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago-area hospital chain is merging with a group from St. Louis. Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Alexian Brothers Health System says it’s taken the final steps to merge with Ascension Health. The merger takes effect Sunday. Ascension is the nation’s largest Catholic health system.

BIG LAKE, Mo. (AP) — More than 80 people combed farm fields yesterday in northwest Missouri to look for the body of a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who disappeared during early August’s floods. Trooper Fred Guthrie Junior was declared dead in September.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A new University of Missouri policy that limits the distribution of recorded lectures now makes it clear that students are allowed to share the recordings with classmates. The policy emerged in response to an online video posting of a labor studies lecture at the Kansas City campus.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Museum will have extended hours every Wednesday in January. The museum in the state Capitol will remain open until 8 p.m. each Wednesday so museum staff can hold special programs.