News To Know (07/19/2021)

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

Atlanta, Ga- New covid-19 cases have spiked almost 70 percent in the U.S. over the past week, while 8 states are seeing rapidly rising infections. A new CBS news poll shows that a majority of Americans are worried about the more contagious Delta Variant.  It’s the fully vaccinated who are more concerned than the unvaccinated.

Joplin, Mo- Authorities say they’ve identified a body found Friday, July 16, evening in Shoal Creek in Joplin. The Joplin Police Department says it was 46-year-old, Brandon Vickers, of Joplin, Missouri. Saturday rescue crews from Joplin, Neosho and Redings Mill recover Vickers body from Shoal Creek near McIndoe Park after kayakers spotted the body around 5:30 Friday evening. Officials say detectives are conducting an active death investigation.

Oswego, Ks- 4-State summer rains can sometimes result in flooded parks, and that was certainly the case for our friends in Oswego, Kansas over the weekend.  The situation at Danny Elliot Park, but that didn’t keep a handful of people from coming down and checking out the watery scene. One park visitor who brought his son to see the water in their usual play area , he tells KOAM that he estimates, the Danny Elliot Park floods like this two or three times per summer.

Neosho, Mo- The City of Neosho announced Sunday, July 18 that there will be two road closures in town starting today. Hill Street will be closed to all traffic from Neosho Boulevard to Oak Ridge Drive. This is to allow work to be done to realign the street for the new construction of the Neosho school district’s performing arts center. Sherman Street will also be closed from Oak Ridge Drive to Highland Place, it will be open only to residents. These streets will be closed until further notice.