News to Know (10/21/20)

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

TULSA, Okla. – Archaeologists in Oklahoma say they have found human remains in their investigation into the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Tuesday marked the second day of digging in Oaklawn Cemetery. Historians estimate as many as 300 black residents were killed 99 years ago by mobs after a black man was reported to have assaulted a white woman. Many are thought to have been buried in mass graves, archaeologists say it’s not clear yet if the remains they found are from that incident. The investigation is expected to last for the rest of the week.

BARTON COUNTY, Mo. – The co-defendant in an arson at Liberal High School is given probation. A Barton County, Missouri judge sentenced Thomas Ingram to five years supervised probation after pleading guilty to the 2019 fire. Ingram’s co-defendant Nathan Lee Jones is sentenced to seven years in prison in connection with the fire.

JOPLIN, Mo. – More and more campaign signs are going up across the 4-states as we get closer to the election. But some are disappearing as quickly as they go up. The chairs of the Southwest Missouri Democrats and Jasper County Republicans say signs of all sizes are being defaced and stolen. It’s against the law in Missouri to vandalize or steal a political sign. The offense could bring up to a year in jail, or up to a 25-hundred dollar fine.

WASHINGTON – On Capitol Hill, the deadline for a $2-trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill passed without an agreement. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had set Tuesday as the cutoff for getting a measure done by Election Day. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says if the White House and Democrats reach a deal, the Senate will vote on it. A source told CBS News that McConnell also warned the president and his advisers against going along with a large spending bill.

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