News to Know (10/7/20)

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

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – State health leaders report 27 veterans and four staff members at the Mount Vernon Veterans Home have tested positive for Covid-19. In response, Governor Mike Parson is demanding more steps to protect veterans at the state’s veterans homes. He’s directed the deployment of some of the state’s rapid tests to the homes to support testing of staff and residents. Officials say so far say the missouri veterans associaton has received 24-hundred rapid tests with more to come.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State Universities Athletic Department released game day information for the October 31st football home opener. PSU is restricting capacity at Carnie Smith Stadium to 25 percent. Tailgating will not be allowed but there will be free parking. Tickets can only be purchased in person with no online sales and eight ticket maximum purchase. Ticket holders will have to sit in the stadium section that corresponds to the purchased tickets.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A grand jury hands up an indictment for the Saint Louis couple accused of pointing guns at protesters. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were back in court on charges of exhibiting guns at protestors back in June. The grand jury indicted the couple on those charges and added a charge of tampering with evidence. The McCloskeys are set to appear in court again on the 14th.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – TONIGHT, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic challenger Kamala Harris will meet for their first and only debate of the campaign. Both candidates have tested negative for the coronavirus, but as a precaution, organizers have installed plexiglass barriers on the Salt Lake City stage.