News to Know (10/14/20)

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

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Carthage police investigate a late night homicide. Authorities received a call last night just before 9pm about shots fired at the Daisey Court Apartment Complex. When officers arrived they found a 30-year-old carthage man dead in the alley between the apartments and Arvest bank. There’s no word yet on whether police have made any arrests. The victim’s name has not been released.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Ascension Via Christi hospital in Pittsburg is suspending elective procedures. Officials say that’s because of a spike in Covid-19 patients in the hospital. They plan to shift staff and resources to the hospital’s covid wing. Over the past two weeks, they’ve seen a significant increase in Covid-19 cases, with more older people contracting the virus. Hospital officials hope the suspension will be short.

TOPEKA, Kan. – Early voting in Kansas starts today. If you want to request an absentee ballot in Kansas, you have until the 27th. And of course, election day is November 3rd, which is also the date that should be postmarked on those absentee ballots.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett will be back on Capitol Hill Wednesday for day three of her Senate confirmation hearings. The Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Judge Barrett for over 11 hours on Tuesday. She refused to say how she might rule on cases involving abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act. Barrett also refused to commit to recusing herself in cases involving this year’s election.