News to Know (4/28/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The C-D-C says people who’ve gotten their COVID-19 shots don’t have to wear masks all the time while outdoors. The revised guidance applies to the nearly 97-million Americans who are fully vaccinated. Officials hope the announcement will convince more vaccine skeptics to get their shots.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Across the country, millions of Americans are missing appointments for their second vaccine dose. According to the CDC, more than five-million people, about 8%, had missed their second Pfizer or Moderna doses as of early April. The CDC says the second shot is critical in helping protect people from the virus. Some local health providers are feeling frustrated as they have to waste covid-19 vaccines, in some cases due to people missing second shots.

PICHER, Okla. – Authorities in Oklahoma dug up a root cellar at a home in Picher yesterday, as they search for the remains of Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible, who have been missing for more than 20 years. Investigators believe the girls were kidnapped and murdered, but their bodies have never been found. The home used to belong to David Pennington, one of three suspects in the case. Pennington has since died. Pennington allegedly threatened to beat his ex-wife and stepdaughter if they looked in the cellar, which led authorities to want to investigate it.