News to Know (6/2/21)

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

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – The man who tried to rescue 12-year-old Kaylin Brown last week has died. 34-year-old Trevor Hicks was pulled from Shoal Creek by rescue crews on Wednesday. He had gone in to try to rescue the child who had been swept up in the current. Kaylin Brown died and Hicks was hospitalized. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Hicks died Tuesday morning. A Go Fund Me page is setup to support the Hicks family. (Man who tried to save 12 year old girl passes away)

ALASKA – The White House has suspended all leases for oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The leases were sold at auction shortly before President Trump left office. The Interior Department says it’s reviewing their legality.

TULSA, Okla. – President Biden went to Oklahoma to pay respects to the victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre. A century ago, as many as 300 residents of a once-affluent neighborhood known as “Black Wall Street” were killed and more than 12-hundred homes and businesses were destroyed. The president called it a largely forgotten part of the country’s history that needs to be remembered.

NEOSHO, Mo. – The Neosho City Council met on Tuesday. One item on the agenda was to discuss a possibility of updating a city ordinance for the keeping of animals such as chickens and roosters. The reason it was brought up was due to increased complaints from residents about odor and noise. After the council meeting, the council said this issue would be covered under the city’s existing noise ordinance, and local police would issue citations under that. (Neosho Fowl Ordinance)

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