News to Know (10/12/21)

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

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – A confirmed tornado touched down in northeastern Jasper County. This one came from a storm just before 5:00 am on Monday. The National Weather Service confirms an EF-0 tornado touched down in the area of Sumac Road and County Road 40. The tornado nearly paralleled County Road 40 heading north where it lifted near Barton County Boulevard. The tornado caused damage to trees along its path and also knocked down irrigation systems and destroyed an outbuilding at a home along Barton County Boulevard. NWS team: EF-0 tornado in Jasper County crossed into Barton County

CARTHAGE, Mo. – The storms left some 4-staters without power. The Carthage Water and Electric plant says crews were sent out at early as 4:00 am on Monday. They add that most damage was due to strong winds breaking poles and causing limbs to fall off trees, as well as their primary electric lines getting tangled. The power plant says initial damage from the storm overnight has been taken care of.

ANADARKO, Okla. – Severe storms also moved through Oklahoma yesterday spawning several reported tornadoes and bringing heavy rain and lightning into the area. The storms are being blamed for damaging structures and knocking down trees and power lines.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A 66-year old man from Wichita, Kansas is dead after he was struck by two hit-and-run drivers near Arrowhead Stadium as he was leaving the Kansas City Chiefs game. Police are searching for the drivers who fled the scene Sunday night. Police say the man and another person left the game early, so traffic crews were not yet on the scene to assist with exiting. The second person was not hit. Police say the victim was hit by a vehicle and while lying in the roadway he was run over by a second vehicle. The man died at a hospital.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Indigenous People’s Day. On Monday cities and towns across the nation declared what is traditionally celebrated as Columbus Day as Indigenous People’s Day. Christopher Columbus has always been known to be a controversial figure in history but was still celebrated in the United States regardless. Our question to you, should Columbus Day be Indigenous People’s Day instead? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and cast your vote @ koamnewsnow.com/vote.