News to Know (11/16/20)

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

NEVADA, Mo. – The Nevada R5 School District will implement a mask mandate for grades 6 through 12 starting today. School officials made the announcement yesterday afternoon. All NHS students must wear masks before entering the buildings and will remain masked while in all classroom settings. Students who forget or lose their mask will be supplied with one. Any student who fails to comply with the mandate will be sent home immediately.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Covid-19 is putting a financial strain on families and while many non profits are trying to help, a new study released from the Better Business Bureau shows charities are struggling too. The study shows that from March through August of 2020, support for charities has fallen by 5 percent. The BBB says there’s a number of factors causing the decline. In addition to more people being strapped for cash, officials say folks are choosing to donating to their friends and family over larger charity organizations.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – A 27-year old Webb City man is dead after firing shots at officers before turning the gun on himself. The Jasper County Sheriffs Office says the incident began in Carterville around 2:20 pm when an officer attempted to stop a Hummer that had been reported stolen. The driver led police on a chase causing multiple collisions and ultimately crashed his vehicle. The suspect fired at officers as they began to surround him. He then fired a second shot, resulting in a fatal self inflicted injury. No officers or deputies were injured.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris plan to deliver remarks today on their long-term plans for the country. President Trump continues to make unfounded claims that the election was rigged and refuses to concede. In an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, Former President Barack Obama said President Trump should have conceded the day after the election, or two days, at the latest.

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