News to Know (7/2/21)

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

SURFSIDE, Fl. – Rescue efforts resumed at the partially-collapsed condo site in Surfside, Florida. The search was halted for more than 15-hours yesterday over safety concerns. President Biden visited Surfside, meeting with first responders, survivors and victims’ family members. Biden consoles Surfside families; Boy Scouts reach deal with victims; Dodgers to visit White House

MIAMI, Okla. – Authorities shut down a Miami, Oklahoma medical marijuana facility. Authorities closed the Underground Dispensary on Main Street for not having the correct licenses. The Miami Police Chief says police seized between 150 and 200 thousand dollars worth of THC products. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority says the facility had been sold and the new owners didn’t get the proper licenses. The facility says that a system error at OMMA kept them from getting a license, but that they’re working on resolving the issue, and plan to reopen. Local medical marijuana facility closed, THC products seized

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin police say a woman was robbed near the Messenger Towers in Joplin and then dragged by a vehicle from that site for about two blocks all the way to Fourth and Main. It happened just before 1:00pm Thursday afternoon. Police say the robber is still on the loose traveling in a dark sedan. The victim was taken to the hospital and at last report was listed in stable condition. Woman dragged from car after being robbed in Joplin

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents are now covered by health insurance as a result of Medicaid expansion in the state. The voter-backed expansion took effect on Thursday. As a result, Oklahoma is reaping federal bonus payments and staking a central place in the political debate over extending the program in every state. More than 123-thousand low-income Oklahomans already have been approved for coverage in a state where nearly 15 percent of the population is uninsured. Medicaid expansion takes effect in deep-red Oklahoma

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