News to Know (3/22/21)

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

TOPEKA, Kan. – Starting today Kansas residents 16 to 64 with certain underlying health conditions are eligible for covid-19 vaccinations. It’s still unclear if residents will need to show proof of their medical condition. The Kansas City Star reported that as of late Friday, the state was “in the process of developing further guidance.” The state has provided no updates since Friday.

ATLANTA, Ga. – AstraZeneca has just released results from its U.S. Phase Three vaccine trial. The company says it’s 79-percent effective in preventing symptomatic covid-19 and 100 percent effective at preventing severe disease and hospitalization. The results pave the way for AstraZeneca to apply for an emergency use authorization from the FDA. The company says it will do so in the coming weeks.

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – The Greene County prosecutor has charged 50 year old Jesse Huy of Strafford, Missouri, with three counts of first degree murder and three counts of armed criminal action with no bond. Saturday night, just after 6:30PM, officials say Huy called 911 saying he had just killed three of his family members at his home at 4486 North Farm Road 249 in Strafford. Authorities charged Huy with murdering his spouse, Tonya Huy, and her parents, Ronald and Linda Koehler, both from Baton Rouge.

MIAMI, Okla. – The iconic Coleman Theatre in Miami held the 4th annual sunny side up film festival. The festival was for any independent filmmakers and screenwriters to submit their films. Submissions came from all over the country, with some even coming from outside of the country. The festival finished up yesterday and ended with an award show for those whose work was shown.

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