News to Know (4/16/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden says he’s imposing tough new sanctions on Russia in retaliation for a crippling cyberattack and for interfering in U.S. elections. He also says he’s willing to take further action if Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t back off. The White House says it’s kicking ten Russian diplomats out of Washington immediately… saying they’re actually spies.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin man admits to shooting his son’s longtime girlfriend during a custody dispute. Rickey Lamb of Joplin on Thursday pled guilty to a charge of second degree murder in the death of Sara Tyminski. It happened in June of 2019. The Newton County prosecutor says Lamb told authorities he went to his son’s house to scare him over a custody dispute. Authorities say the men then exchanged gunfire and Lamb shot his son’s girlfriend Sara Tyminksi. Lamb says he believed Tyminski was going to get a weapon. Lamb faces up to 30 years in prison for the murder.

LAMAR, Mo. – A Lamar Missouri man faces charges connected to the death of a toddler. Authorities have charged 31-year-old Jeremy Vanmeter with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death and first degree endangering the welfare of a child. Authorities say last month the victim, a 16-month old boy, was found not breathing in a home in Lamar. He died at the hospital.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A police chase ends in a fiery crash in Pittsburg. Authorities tried to stop what they believed to be a stolen car. The car didn’t stop and instead led police on a chase. Police say the driver crashed and that the driver and passenger got out and ran. The car caught fire and police arrested the suspects. They are 29-year old John Robertson of Pittsburg and 22-year old Kaitlyn McMurry of Pittsburg. Robertson was arrested on a warrant out of Frontenac, and faces numerous charges connected to the chase. McMurry also had a warrant. Hers was out of Allen County.

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