News to Know (1/14/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump made history Wednesday, becoming the first president to be impeached twice. Ten House Republicans broke with President Trump voting with Democrats to impeach him on ”incitement of insurrection” for last week’s U.S. Capitol riot. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has indicated he will not use emergency powers to bring the senate back before the inauguration.

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Officials at health departments in Southeast Kansas have begun releasing plans for phase-two distribution of the covid-19 vaccine. Cherokee County health officials took to facebook explaining their plans which include setting up a telephone number for people to call for appointments. That number has not yet been established, but plans have already been made for who will distribute the vaccines.

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Columbus, Kansas schools change their mask policy following a change at the county level. On Monday, the Cherokee County Commission ended its county-wide mask mandate. So the Columbus School District is not requiring students or staff to wear them in the building. But, everyone is still required to wear a face covering on the bus or in a school vehicle. Superintendent Brian Smith says the district will look at the policy during their next meeting in February.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The owner of a CBD store in Joplin is charged with promoting gambling. Dinesh Sood owns “The Chill House” on West Seventh street. According to court documents, officers found 23 slot machines in operation in the business. Sood is accused of promoting gambling in the first degree.

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