News to Know (4/13/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden hosted Republican lawmakers at the White House on Monday. The president is trying to rally support for his recently unveiled $2 Trillion dollar infrastructure plan. President Biden told them he’s willing to negotiate the details, including how to finance the project.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate debates a bill that would change the definition of illegal stalking to include social media and other technology. The bill changes the definition of “course of conduct” to include the use of technology and third parties.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities find three teens who went missing from Jasper County safe in Kansas City. Sunday, authorities found 14-year-old Alexus Crawford, 16-year-old Morgan Holderman, and 14-year-old Jasmine Marie Holliday. The Kansas City Police Department Public Information Officer says in part, quote: “The girls were located and are safe. An investigation is underway. At this point, evidence has been sent out for forensics. No one is in custody.” Authorities in jasper county said they couldn’t release any further details. They did say they’re sending investigators to Kansas City to conduct interviews..

JOPLIN, Mo. – Back in February the Joplin City Council met to listen to city staff present a list of action plans that would work together to improve the city. Monday night, city staff presented an updated list of those plans. The revised list of action plans includes strategies to improve housing and neighborhoods in Joplin. Joplin’s city manager says these plans are based on feedback from the community, and they want the city to address it’s declining neighborhood and overall appearance