News to Know (6/17/21)

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

JEFFERSON, Mo. – The Justice department issues a warning to officials in the state of Missouri that it can’t ignore federal law. This comes after the signing of a Missouri bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules. The DOJ says the “Supremacy Clause” in the U.S. Constitution outweighs the measure signed into law Saturday. The letter sent to Governor Mike Parson and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says the state must clarify the law to the federal government.

LONE TREE, Co. – Two people are dead after a plane crash in Colorado. The plane took off from Neosho, Missouri. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine aircraft, which took off from Neosho, hit power lines and crashed while approaching the airport in Lone Tree, Colorado. First responders say they found two human bodies at the crash site. They have not yet been identified. A dog also died. Investigators from the NTSB and the FAA are looking into the accident.  Neosho, MO resident among two dead in Colorado plane crash

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A person is taken to the hospital after a crash on the Highway 69 bypass near Centennial in Pittsburg. An officer on the scene says a semi and car crashed head-on and the truck burst into flames. That truck was carrying recycled paper products. The semi driver appears to be ok. The driver of the car has been taken to the hospital, there’s no word on the extent of the injuries.

JOPLIN, Mo. – For the first time in more than 50 years, a hotel will be opening in downtown Joplin. The Robertson Hotel was first opened in 1917, and served as a bustling part of downtown Joplin into the early 2000’s. It’s been closed for a number of years, but is about to get a new lease on life. Radisson Hotel Group America’s just signed the building onto their Radisson Individual’s line of hotels. The company hopes to have renovations complete by the fall of this year. Joplin’s Robertson Apartments to be transformed into business class hotel

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