News to Know 1/13/21

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The house is on track to impeach President Trump again today, this time on charges that he incited a mob to storm the capitol. Last night, it approved a resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence to remove the president from office by invoking the 25th amendment. Pence rejected the idea in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, calling it beyond his constitutional authority and not in the nation’s best interest.

TERRE HAUTE, In. – The U.S. government has carried out its first execution of a female inmate in nearly seven decades. Authorities executed a Kansas woman who strangled an expectant mother in Missouri and cut the baby from her womb. Lisa Montgomery was pronounced dead at 1:31am Wednesday morning after receiving a lethal injection at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Montgomery killed 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in Skidmore, Missouri. She was the 11th prisoner executed since July, when President Donald Trump resumed federal executions following 17 years without one.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – A former Webb City Junior High teacher and coach pleads guilty to third degree child molestation. Nicholas Popejoy of Arma, Kansas was originally charged with statutory sodomy for alleged sexual contact with a student in 2019, but the charged was reduced through a plea deal. Popejoy will be sentenced March 22nd.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Officials with the capitols in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas tell us they are all monitoring the upcoming inauguration closely after the FBI warned of armed protests planned at all 50 state capitols. Over the summer, a similar situation arose when rumors began circulating that people associated with Antifa were planning demonstrations in Joplin, and a number of other communities. The rumors turned out to be unfounded, but the Joplin Police Department says it was prepared.

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