News to Know (6/14/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As covid-19 vaccination rates fall sharply in the u-s, A new CBS news poll finds those who are vaccinated and those who don’t plan to get the shot are just about as comfortable going to public places like bars and restaurants.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s Governor Mike Parson has signed a bill banning local enforcement of federal gun laws. Parson signed the legislation Saturday at a Kansas City-area gun store and shooting range. The measure allows local police departments to be sued and fined $50,000 for every violation. Republicans argued the measure is necessary to block enforcement of any new gun restrictions that might be enacted under President Joe Biden. Missouri Democrats say the law is unconstitutional and predict it will be struck down in court.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is issuing a warning after a crash involving one of its own. Troop D, which covers Southwest Missouri, took to twitter with these photos of one of its vehicles after it was hit by an intoxicated driver. Officials say the trooper was in the vehicle when it was hit. They’re using the incident as a reminder to all, not to drive impaired. According to Troop D, no one was seriously hurt in the crash. Intoxicated driver hits Missouri Highway Patrol vehicle

JOPLIN, Mo. – Over the weekend, an organization called Arkansas Outdoor Outfitters hosted a river safety course at the water’s edge campground in Joplin. Participants learned skills such as wading across water and rope throwing techniques. After a woman was seen drifting in the water in need, participants jumped in to help. Luckily, the woman was brought to shore and was safe.  Joplin water rescue class turns into actual rescue

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