News to Know (5/28/21)
The news you need to know before you head out the door
SAN JOSE, Ca. – Detectives and FBI agents in San Jose, California, are working to determine what led 57-year-old Samuel Cassidy to gun down nine co-workers at the Valley Transportation Authority. A federal official confirms to CBS News, U.S. Customs officers had previously detained Cassidy after a trip to the Philippines in 2016. They noted he professed a hatred of his workplace and was carrying books about terrorism. (The nine victims of the San Jose mass shooting are identified)
NEOSHO, Mo. – Authorities continue the search for a 12-year old girl swept away in Newton County’s Shoal Creek Wednesday. At around 4:00pm Wednesday, officers arrived at the Lime Kiln Park north of Neosho for the water rescue. They were told 12-year old Kaylin Brown had been pulled under by strong currents, and that 34-year-old Trevor Hicks had gone under to try and rescue her. The search was ended shortly after 1:00pm Thursday due to severe weather. It resumed Friday morning. Authorities say the park will remain closed until Brown is found. (Severe weather impacts search for 12 year old girl swept away in Shoal Creek)
WEIR, Kan. – Authorities make an arrest in connection with the escape of two Southeast Kansas inmates. They say the suspect, a 26-year-old woman, helped the inmates escape. She faces charges that include felony aiding a fugitive and obstructing justice. The two escapees are still on the loose. They are Michael Martslof and Mark Hopkins II. Authorities say the two escaped through plumbing in the Cherokee County Jail in Columbus. The men are considered armed and dangerous. (Weir woman arrested for helping Cherokee County inmates escape)
VERONA, Mo. – A Southwest Missouri couple agrees to plea deals for not getting medical attention for her 3-year old son. 27-year-old Sarah Garbee of Verona pleaded guilty to First Degree Child Endangerment. Her boyfriend, Caleb Williams, entered an Alford plea to two counts of Endangerment. The plea deals include participation in a 120-day treatment program. Depending on the outcome of that program, they could be released on probation. (Missouri couple charged in death of 3-year-old)
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