News to Know (3/24/21)

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

BOULDER, Co. – The mass shooting in Colorado came a week after eight people were gunned down in Georgia. President Biden called on Congress to enact new laws regulating assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The president said the federal assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 should be renewed.

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – The Greene County Missouri prosecutor says a man killed his wife and her parents over the weekend because the in-laws arrived for a visit and “they wouldn’t leave”. The shooting happened Saturday near Strafford. Just after 6:30pm, officials say the suspect, 50-year-old Jesse Huy, called 911 saying he had just killed three of his family members at his home. Huy is charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of 48-year-old Tonya Huy and her parents, 71-year-old Ronald Koehler and 78-year-old Linda Koehler of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The parents had arrived for a visit after Tonya Huy’s recent back surgery.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The city of Joplin turned 148 years old on Tuesday, and it celebrated by remembering one of the buildings that shaped the city’s history. You’ve probably heard of the Connor Hotel if you’ve lived in Joplin long enough and you’ve probably heard the tragic tale of its collapse on November 11th, 1978. But what you may not know, is the legacy it left behind. The building opened in 1908 after two years of construction. The eight story structure was the place to be for the high society folks in Joplin. Many people stayed in the luxurious hotel, including Eleanor Roosevelt and Harry Truman. Doctor Chad Stebbins from MSSU decided to write a book about the Connor Hotel.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Pittsburg State University is going online with its new degree option. It’s an Associate of Applied Science in Career and Technical Education degree. It’s designed for people who’d like to teach in their current career field at a high school or community college.

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