News to Know (3/15/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden, Vice President Harris and their spouses begin traveling across the country this week to talk to Americans about the benefits of the president’s nearly two trillion dollar coronavirus relief package. Republican lawmakers staunchly opposed the legislation, which the president signed into law last week.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Daylight Saving Time is back, meaning clocks spring forward an hour and people lose an hour of sleep. But some lawmakers are looking to get rid of the change all together. Under the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021, Daylight Saving Time would be permanent, meaning after we spring forward, we wouldn’t fall back again. Daylight Saving Time will last until the first week of November.

KIMBERLING CITY, Mo, – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating an officer involved shooting in Kimberling City. Officials say around 10:00am Friday, the Highway Patrol, Stone County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kimberling City Police Department responded to an address on Port Holiday Lane 2 in Kimberling City after a call regarding a possible hostage situation. After several hours, Highway Patrol Troop D’s SWAT team was called in. As troopers were attempting to negotiate, the suspect fired several shots. One trooper shot the suspect. The Stone County Coroner pronounced the suspect dead. Officials are still investigating the incident.

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says one person is dead and two others injured following a crash in Delaware County yesterday. The accident occurred on Oklahoma Highway 10 four miles east of Grove. 28-year-old Justin Armstrong of Grove was killed when the car he was driving crossed the center line and hit another car head on. Armstrong’s passenger and the driver of the other car were taken to the hospital for their injuries.

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