News to Know (5/11/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The FDA has authorized Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12 to 15. Tomorrow, a CDC advisory committee will vote on whether to approve the authorization. If it does, roughly 17-million children and teenagers will be eligible to receive their first shots.

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. – A pipeline stretching from Texas to New Jersey remains offline following a cyberattack. Normally, nearly half the east coast’s fuel supply runs through the Colonial Pipeline. It was shut down Friday after hackers targeted its computer systems. Colonial hopes to reopen the pipeline by the end of this week.

MIAMI, Okla. – Oklahoma authorities release the identity of a man whose body was found in Tar Creek. Police with the Grand River Dam Authority identified the man as 24-year-old Casey Hampton of Miami. A resident on Saturday found Hampton’s body in
Tar Creek just north of the Neosho River in Miami on Saturday. The GRDA recovered his body and took it to a medical examiner. The investigation continues.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin Police have identified a Joplin man who died in a crash on Saturday. He was 26-year-old Chanz Olson. Authorities say Olson was riding his motorcycle going west on 32nd street when he hit an SUV that was going east, and making a turn onto Connecticut. Olson was taken to the hospital where he died.