News to Know (12-23-20)

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

WASHINGTONG, D.C. – President Trump lashed out at the just-passed $900-billion dollar coronavirus relief bill. In a video posted to Twitter, the president called the legislation a disgrace filled with wasteful spending. Trump also said the $600-dollar stimulus checks should be increased to $2-thousand dollars. The measure cleared both the house and the senate by veto-proof margins.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Freeman Health System receives its first shipment of Moderna covid-19 vaccines. The hospital received 300 doses of the Moderna vaccine — and started putting them to use on Tuesday. They’re prioritizing staff who come into close contact with patients in a clinical setting. The hospital gave shots from 3:00pm to 8:00pm yesterday and had vaccinated 45 doctors, nurses and other staff in the first half-hour.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The future of rural healthcare in the four-states could be coming from Southeast Kansas. The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas announced it’s creating the “John Parolo” Education Center. The center is meant to support the training of future physicians and health care professionals in rural Kansas.

PARSONS, Kan. – A Parsons, Kansas family is seeking justice after a hit and run over the weekend. 18-year-old Andrew Scott was struck by an unknown vehicle on Southern Avenue near 35th street around 2:30am on Saturday. He managed to crawl into the ditch where he called for help for hours before he was discovered. He is now recovering at Freeman hospital, but it will be awhile before Andrew can walk again.

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