News to Know (11/5/20)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The race for the white house is still too close to call…as vote counting continues in several key states. The Trump campaign is preparing for legal challenges while the president’s path to re-election narrows. Joe Biden is projected to win two more battleground states, Wisconsin and Michigan. That puts the former vice president within striking distance of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

WASHBURN, Mo. – The fire marshall investigates a house explosion in Barry County that injured five people. Authorities say seven people were inside when the Washburn, Missouri home exploded on Wednesday. Two adults and three children suffered burns and were taken to the hospital. According to the Washburn fire chief, house appliances were powered by propane and could be the cause of the explosion.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A woman is dead after a crash involving a Joplin School District utility van. No passengers were in the van. It happened yesterday morning near Joplin’s 20th street bridge — close to the high school. Police say 31-year-old Lauren Safley, of Joplin, was killed when her car crossed the center line and hit the van head-on. A passenger in her car and the driver of the van were both taken to the hospital. Authorities say her passenger is in critical condition.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin woman who was accused of abandoning her husband’s corpse in a freezer — has lost a bid to get the body back. A judge dismissed Barbara Watters lawsuit that sought to recover her husband’s body and some documents that were taken during the investigation. The suit was dismissed without prejudice due to the plaintiff watters’ quote “failure to respond to court directives”.

Join us in this morning’s Instapoll question: Should there be recounts in battleground states? Why or why not?