News to Know (10/22/21)

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

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on Thursday announced that more than three million Missourians are fully vaccinated against covid-19. The milestone comes as the state concludes its vaccine incentive program MO VIP. Officials say nearly 480-thousand Missourians initiated vaccination since program began. Cases are also down in the state with daily infections around half of what they were a month ago.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Jasper County Health Department reports four more covid-19 deaths. Health officials say the patients were three men in their 60’s, 70s, and 80s and a woman in her 60’s. The latest deaths bring the county’s total to 231.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri suspends all fraternity activities after a report of a freshman with alcohol poisoning. It happened early Wednesday at Phi Gamma Delta. The suspension includes social events and university-sanctioned activities. The Inter-Fraternity Council voted to support the decision. The student in this latest incident was found unresponsive and taken to a hospital. No word on that student’s condition.

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. – Volunteers help put together a new playset for a local 4-year-old who is fighting cancer. Volunteers started construction at 9:00 am Thursday morning, and a few hours later they revealed the new set to Gabe Garrison and his family. The four-year-old Carl Junction kid is fighting Leukemia. New playset revealed to local 4-year-old fighting cancer

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: A highway worker in Alaska may just have more moves than Jagger. Patrick Deacon dances while he directs traffic on the Seward Highway between Anchorage and Girdwood. The move pictured below is called the “X” — an over-the-shoulder slow down. We’re asking this morning… Do you dance like no one is watching? Join our KOAM Facebook discussion and cast your vote @ koamnewsnow.com/vote.