News to Know (12/16/20)

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

NEOSHO, Mo. – Neosho City Council Tuesday night did not pass ordinances that would require a mandatory mask mandate and occupancy limits. The mask ordinance would have required everyone to wear a mask inside public places, on public transportation, and outside if social distancing can not happen. The occupancy ordinance would have required all restaurants, businesses that are open to the public in city limits to operate at 50 percent occupancy.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation-wide rollout of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine continues — with health care workers and nursing home residents among the first to be immunized. The F-D-A released a report that said a vaccine made by Moderna appears to be effective. That could clear the way for it to be authorized for emergency use by the end of this week.

NEVADA, Mo. – A building collapses near the Nevada square Tuesday evening. The Nevada Fire Department received the call a little after 5:00pm that a building on the intersection of Cherry and Cedar had collapsed. No one was inside at the time and there were no injuries. Crews worked late overnight to bring the building down to safe height so it wouldn’t pose a danger to nearby structures. The city will continue clean up this morning and parking near the area may be limited.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – A Webb City man is in jail accused of killing a man from Lamar. Authorities arrested 27-year old Lane Bronson on charges of Second Degree Homicide for the July 2020 shooting that killed 51-year old Terry Harless of Lamar, Missouri. The Lamar Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and the Southwest Missouri Major Case Squad helped with the investigation.

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