News to Know (11/23/20)

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

CAMBRIDGE, U.K. – Another vaccine developer is reporting promising results in late stage trials. Astra-Zeneca announced early Monday morning that its covid-19 vaccine is around 90 percent effective in preventing the disease. An analysis of trials in the U.K. and Brazil reported no hospitalizations or severe cases in those who received the vaccine. Astra-Zenca says it will now apply for emergency approval. (Read more: 3rd major COVID-19 vaccine shown to be effective and cheaper)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Fire Department says two employees have died of covid-19. Chief Donna Lake identified them as Captain Robert Rocha and paramedic Scott Davidson. Rocha was 60 years old and had served in the fire department for almost three decades. Davidson was a 45-years-old and had served 18 years. Lake says 73 members of the department are infected with covid-19 right now. More than a hundred others tested positive previously. (2 Kansas City fire department employees die from COVID-19)

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – The McDonald County Sheriff’s office investigates a shooting death after finding a body at an apartment complex in Noel. Authorities say that a little after 10:00am Sunday morning, Noel’s Marshall Office and sheriffs deputies responded to a call of shots fired at the Noel Heights Apartments. A man’s body was discovered with gunshot wounds in an apartment on the second floor. Witnesses identified a suspect who had fled the scene. That suspect is now in custody after an arrest in Benton County, Arkansas. (Update: Victim identified in Noel murder case, suspect charged)

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas says they were victims of an armed robbery Saturday evening. It happened around 6:00pm. Surveillance video shows a man entering the Pittsburg Pharmacy. No one was injured during the incident. Pittsburg Police and the Crawford County K-9 Unit responded. Anyone with information about the robbery should call Pittsburg Police.

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