News to Know (5/6/21)

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

ATLANTA, Ga – The CDC predicts a sharp drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths by the end of July, if more people get vaccinated. The Biden administration announced support for a plan to temporarily suspend the vaccines’ patent protections, in order to allow other countries to produce their own.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Facebook extends its suspension of former President Trump, whose account was banned after the January 6th Capitol Hill riot. Facebook’s Oversight Board said comments by former President Trump made the situation more dangerous. The board also called the suspension “vague” and said it should be reconsidered within six months.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin Police department investigates a fire that happened early yesterday morning on South Florida Avenue. The fire department says when crews arrived they found the single-story house with fire and smoke showing. Crews put it out quickly. No one was hurt. Authorities say someone was inside but they escaped safely.

COLUMBUS, Kan. – Cherokee County’s K9 unit and deputies are little safer thanks to a donation from Spike’s K9 Fund. The fund donated an Ace K9 Hot and Pop Pro and Heat Alarm for Deputy Nate Jones and his K9 partner Bear. The equipment allows a deputy to monitor the temperature in his car and turn on the AC or roll down the windows if things get too hot. It also allows Deputy Jones to remotely open the back doors of his patrol unit if he needs to get Bear out quickly in an emergency situation. The equipment is valued at more than $1,300.

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