News to Know (6/18/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Obamacare has survived another major legal challenge. The Supreme Court dismissed a third effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. The court ruled seven-to-two that Texas, along with other Republican-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin man gets life in prison with the possibility of parole for killing his son’s long-time girlfriend. Rickey Lamb pled guilty to Second Degree Murder back in April in the death of Sarah Tyminski. It happened in June of 2019. The Newton County prosecutor says Lamb told authorities he went to his son’s house to scare him over a custody dispute. Authorities say the men then exchanged gunfire and Lamb shot his son’s girlfriend Sara Tyminksi. Lamb says he believed Tyminski was going to get a weapon. Joplin man pleads guilty in 2019 murder of Sarah Tyminski

NEODESHA, Kan. – An international company is bringing its first North American facility to Neodesha, Kansas. Sicut Enterprises is the European market leader in recycled plastic composite railroad ties. The company is buying the vacant Neodesha Plastics Facility for its North American manufacturing hub, and bringing with it, 135 jobs. The Kansas Department of Transportation has provided a $300,000 grant to build a rail spur to connect the railway to the building.

JOPLIN, Mo. – As we head into summer, we may be enjoying more activities outdoors. But it’s important to note the risks associated with too much sun exposure. One Freeman Hospital Emergency Room doctor says although people may be going to pools to cool down, it’s still possible to get overheated and dehydrated in the water. To stay hydrated you should drink a minimum of eight to ten glasses of water a day, if you are outside, that number goes up to ten to 12 glasses. Also take a break about every hour. How to stay safe in the summer heat

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