News to Know (4/21/21)

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

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Derek Chauvin faces decades in prison after his conviction on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd. The former Minneapolis police officer’s bail was revoked immediately after the verdict was read. The 45-year old is expected to be sentenced in June.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House is preparing a plan to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030. That’s based on a starting point that was set back in 2005. An official announcement could come as soon as today.

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Republican-led Oklahoma House has passed a bill to ban transgender athletes from participating in women’s sports. The vote sends the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate, which failed to consider a similar bill earlier this session. Opponents raised concerns the bill could lead to the NCAA pulling some championship games from Oklahoma. The Women’s College Softball World Series is held in Oklahoma City, generating more than $20 Million annually.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin Schools Board of Education met last night to discuss many topics for the district. One in particular is a list of capital outlay projects aimed to better the district’s infrastructure. A few projects were aimed at improving Junge Field. One is to improve the safety of handrails in the stadium.

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