News to Know (11/6/20)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans are still waiting to learn the winner of the Presidential Election. Ballot counting continues in several key states. Margins in Arizona and Nevada remain razor thin, while President Trump’s lead in Pennsylvania has been slipping. Just this morning, Joe Biden took the lead in Georgia but the vote count remains incredibly close. In his first address since election night the president again made claims about mail-in ballots and alleged voter fraud.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A pedestrian is dead after being hit by semi in Joplin overnight. According to police it happened on I44 a little before midnight. The semi hit the person in the east bound lane near Exit 6. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. There’s no word yet on the person’s identity or how the wreck happened. Newton County Sheriff’s office is investigating. They’re expected to release more information later today.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Newly reported coronavirus cases and hospitalizations reaches record one day highs in Oklahoma. Yesterday the Oklahoma State department of health reported two-thousand one-hundred and one new cases and one-thousand-55 hospitalizations. The spike in cases has pushed Oklahoma City area hospitals into Tier 3 of its Covid-19 surge plan which means hospitals there will request a catastrophic health emergency. The White House Coronavirus Task Force is calling on the state to test more people without symptoms to prevent further spread.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Crawford County health officers hosted a Facebook Live Thursday where they addressed Covid-19 concerns among the local business community. County officials made it clear shutting down a local business was the last thing they wanted to do. But they also made it clear that they needed all local businesses to play by the pandemic rules. They’ve received multiple complaints from businesses, losing customers to competitors who aren’t taking covid-19 regulations seriously.

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