News to Know (1/19/21)

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

WILSON COUNTY, Kan. – Three people are dead following a wreck in Wilson County, Kansas. It happened a little before 6:30pm Monday on U.S. 400 HWY. 40-year-old Curtis Wilkins of Cambridge, Kansas was heading West when he crossed the double yellow. He hit a pickup driven by 39-year-old Tiffany Bekemeier and her passenger 18-year-old Randy Carlisle both of Aurora, Missouri. The vehicles collided head-on and both caught fire. All three were pronounced dead at the scene.

LAMAR, Mo. – Authorities in Oklahoma arrest a suspect in a Lamar, Missouri murder. David Morris of Duenweg, Missouri was arrested in yesterday in Grove, Oklahoma. Morris is a suspect in the July 2020 murder of 51-year old Terry Harless of Lamar. Two other suspects, Tre Ackerson of Joplin and Lane Bronson of Webb City, have also been arrested in this case. All three are charged with second degree homicide.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Restoration work begins on the praying hands in Webb City, Missouri. The monument was built back in 1973, but time and the elements have taken a toll on the statue. The Dawson Heritage Foundation has contracted Midland Enterprises to stabilize the base.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tight security is in place in Washington, D.C. to ensure a peaceful transfer of power when Joe Biden is inaugurated on Wednesday. Aides say President Trump will spend his last full day in office issuing pardons and commuting the sentences of various federal offenders. A White House official told CBS News that as many as 100 people will be granted clemency.


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