KOAM News to Know (8/9/21)

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

ATLANTA, Ga. – Covid cases and hospitalizations continue to surge across the country…despite half of Americans being fully vaccinated. The U.S. is now reporting an average 100-thousand infections per day, up from 11-thousand in late June. Pediatric cases are also soaring as more students head back to the classroom.

MIAMI, Okla. – Officials identify the body found along highway 69-A in Ottawa County. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says the body is that of Dale Miner of Miami. Miner’s body was discovered by highway workers last Thursday. No information was released and officials say the investigation is on-going. Officials identify body found in Ottawa County on Thursday

LAMAR, Mo. – Former Missouri Senator and Candidate for the 4th U.S. Congressional District, Ed Emery, has passed away. Officials with the Ed Emery for Congress campaign released a statement yesterday on Emery’s death. Emery passed away around 9:00 pm Friday night at University Hospital in Columbia following a ‘heart episode’. He was speaking at an event hosted by the Randolph County republican Women in Moberly the evening of August 3rd. The funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Lamar. Cards and Condolences can be sent to 1189 East Highway C in Lamar. Former Missouri Senator Ed Emery has passed away

TULSA, Okla. – A same-sex couple in Oklahoma is trying to use the Paycheck Protection Program to sue a Christian school that kicked out their daughter. Summit Christian Academy near Tulsa says the five-year-old girl can’t start kindergarten there because her mother is married to another woman. Normally, a private, religious institution doesn’t have to comply with anti-discrimination laws. But, attorneys for Sara Evans and Brittney Hudson argue, the school has to accept those laws because it accepted federal funding. The academy’s superintendent says school policy prevents him from commenting on what happened.

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