News to Know (4/22/21)

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

OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. – One man is dead following a crash in Ottawa County. The crash happened yesterday around 6:30pm on North Netta Road near the intersection of East 20 Road in Picher, Oklahoma. 46-year old Joe Bob Rickey of Commerce, Oklahoma hit a pothole with his motorcycle, lost control and wrecked. Rickey was pronounced dead at the scene from massive injuries.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Mercy Hospital will hold another walk-in covid-19 vaccine clinic tomorrow. The hospital has ample supply and wants to get as many people vaccinated as possible to avoid waste. The hospital is administering *first doses* of the Pfizer vaccine. Again, these are first dose vaccinations only. You can also schedule a vaccine appointment on Mercy’s website. You can find a link to that on our website, at koamnewsnow.com.

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. – Members of George Floyd’s family will be among those attending today’s funeral of 20-year old Daunte Wright, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. It’s said that the officer, Kimberly Potter, mistook her gun for a taser. She’s been charged with manslaughter in Wright’s death.

ARMA, Kan. – An Arma, Kansas man pleads no contest to charges alleging he stabbed his wife to death and injured her grandmother. 34-year old Jeremy Delmarco pleaded no contest to second degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the 2019 homicide. In February of that year authorities say 84-year old Dorma Lemaster called police to report that Delmarco was assaulting her granddaughter. When deputies arrived they found the two victims seriously injured. Delmarco’s wife, Brandy Delmarco, died later at a hospital. Sentencing is set for June.

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