News to Know (5/20/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A measure to create a ten-member commission to investigate the January 6th capitol riot is headed to the senate. A divided House passed the measure yesterday with the backing of 35 Republicans who joined Democrats in the vote. The bill needs 10 GOP votes in the Senate, where minority leader Mitch McConnell opposes it.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Mark McClosky — The Saint Louis lawyer who gained national attention after he and his wife waved guns at protesters marching near their home last summer says he is running for U.S. Senate in 2022. McClosky, a republican, seeks to fill the seat of incumbent Roy Blunt who announced he will not seek re-election. In the primaries he will be up against former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and current Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.

DELAWARE COUNTY, Okla. – Grand River Dam Authority police release the name of a man whose body was found in Elk River on Sunday. Authorities say the body is that of 39-year-old Ryan Tuder of Grove. On Sunday, Tuder’s body was recovered from the river near the Oklahoma and Missouri state line. Police have not released further details.

MIAMI, Okla. – Officials in Ottawa County say jail damage by inmates is costing taxpayers. The sheriff says in recent weeks, inmates have caused thousands of dollars worth of damage. That includes broken windows from a riot last month, fire damage to the ceiling in a jail pod, destroyed mattresses, and a shower ripped out of a jail pod. The sheriff says they plan to add new security cameras and would like to hire more jailers to get more eyes on the inmates.