KOAM News to Know (6/21/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden is back at the white house as the nation inches closer to his goal of having 70-percent of adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4th. The highly contagious Delta variant of the virus has now been identified in more than 40 states and could soon become America’s dominant covid threat. The president is due to travel to North Carolina this week to encourage people to roll up their sleeves.

MONTGOMERY, Al. – Storm watches and warnings are up all along the Carolina coasts…as a deadly storm system heads northeast.  Claudette is being blamed for several deaths, including nine children, in Alabama. The children, all from a youth ranch, were riding in a vehicle that crashed on Interstate 65 about an hour South of Montgomery.

MIAMI, Okla. – Plenty of people packed Miami’s Riverview Park pavilion Saturday, all for the Miami NEOK Pride 2021 celebration. Organizers say they wanted to bring people together as a show of equality, tolerance, and love. The event featured tons of cool things to check out, including local vendor booths, drag pageants, live music, a dj, and plenty of activities for the kids. One attendee tells KOAM, she came to the event to celebrate who she is and show that same support to others in her community.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – The Carl Junction Chamber of Commerce held its annual Expoland. The business expo is an opportunity for area businesses and organizations to get out into the community and let people know about what they do. The event was for all ages, and had activities for kids such as a balloon artist. One non-profit aimed at promoting adult literacy was at the event to spread the importance of their mission. The chamber says the event gave businesses from all over the area including, Joplin, Neosho, and Carthage a chance to come to Carl Junction and interact with parts of the community they normally wouldn’t. Carl Junction’s Expoland helps out local businesses

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