KOAM News to Know (7/8/21)
The news you need to know before you head out the door
SURFSIDE, Fla. – As the death toll in the Surfside condo disaster rose sharply, officials announced the end of the rescue effort and the beginning of the recovery. Searchers, clergy and others at the site yesterday marked the solemn transition with a moment of silence and prayer. Tears, prayers mark end to search for Miami condo survivors
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti. – After Haiti’s president was gunned down in his home and his wife seriously injured — police say officers engaged in a gun battle that left at least four “mercenaries” dead. Two are in custody. The attack has prompted more uncertainty in the unstable and impoverished Caribbean nation. Haitian leader’s killing draws condemnation, calls for calm
PINEVILLE, Mo. – The McDonald County Sheriff says they’ve arrested a man in connection with a series of burglaries north of Southwest City, Missouri. He’s 31-year old Earl Schreiber from Grove, Oklahoma. Authorities say he was arrested after a chase that ended near Noel, Missouri. The sheriff’s office says at about the same time as his arrest, Delaware County Sheriff’s officers conducted a search at Schreiber’s home where they recovered stolen property from Missouri. Schreiber is charged with second degree burglary.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new Missouri law provides protection for businesses, healthcare providers, and religious organizations from covid-19 related lawsuits. The new law says someone who files a lawsuit against the newly protected group must prove that the organization quote “engaged in recklessness or willful misconduct” that resulted in a covid-19 exposure. Governor Parson signed the legislation on Wednesday. In a tweet, Parson said quote, “This legislation helps protect those who helped protect us during some of the hardest days of the pandemic”. Missouri governor signs COVID-19 Liability law
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