News to Know (7/26/21)

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

WASHINGTONG, D.C. – In Washington this week, a house committee will begin investigating the deadly January 6th assault on the U.S. Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday appointed a second Republican, Illinois’ Adam Kinzinger, after refusing two of the five Republicans that minority leader Kevin McCarthy offered.

PINEVILLE, Mo. – Police there say three inmates escaped from the McDonald County detention Center Saturday night. Officials say these three men, Shun-Tavion Thomas, David Molina, and Carmelo Burgos have still not been located. The last known sighting of the inmates was a short distance south of the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office around 5:10pm Saturday night. The sheriff’s office says all three are considered armed and dangerous and were being held for violent offences.

DELAWARE, Okla. – A 10-year old girl from Tulsa drowned at Flint Creek Water Park Saturday in Delaware County, Oklahoma. Officials with the Grand River Dam Authority say the girl was with family near Low Water Dam. Officials believe she was left alone for a short time and went missing and she was a non-swimmer. Her body was recovered just before 3:00pm Saturday. The Delaware County Sheriff is leading the investigation.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin School District will be taking up vaccine incentives for staff at tomorrow’s meeting. Superintendent melinda Moss will be presenting an option for vaccine incentives to staff who voluntarily show their vaccine cards. If they do, staff would receive a $25 dollar payment and the district would provide a chance at four $2,500 dollar prizes. If approved, it’s estimated it would cost the district about $35,000 dollars, and if substitute staff is included, it would add around $8,800 dollars to the cost.