News to Know (10/16/20)

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

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. – Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton issues a letter to Ottawa County residents endorsing a candidate for Ottawa County Sheriff, while voicing his concerns with current Sheriff Jeremy Floyd. According to Sheriff Walton his issues with Sheriff Floyd began earlier this year following a fire at the Ottawa County Jail. Sheriff Walton says communication broke down between his office and the office of Sheriff Floyd, which led to disagreements on when the inmates would be going back.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – a new PSU program is tackling our nation’s behavior analyst shortage by offering a Masters of Science with an emphesis in behavior analysis. Behavior analysts deal with a variety of behavioral health issues, including substance abuse, suicidal tendencies, autism, and more. There’s currently 8 students in the program.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Oklahoma is beginning to bounce back from job losses due to the pandemic. The state’s four-week average of unemployment claims has dropped below 100-thousand for the first time since the jobless rate skyrocketed. The state’s employment security commission reports that right now the rolling average is around 90,445. At its peak unemployment claims reached more than 180,000 in late June.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump and Joe Biden battled each other through dueling televised town hall events last night. From philadelphia, the Former Vice President attacked the Trump administration’s handling of the covid-19 pandemic. And in Miami, President Trump challenged Biden on law and order and the issue of ANTI-FA. the events replaced what was supposed to be the second debate. President Trump rejected shifting to a virtual debate after he tested positive for Covid-19.