News to Know (7/5/21)

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans around the nation celebrated the Fourth of July, President Biden spoke from the White House last night. The president said this year’s Independence day is a special celebration as the country emerges from the ”darkness and isolation” of the pandemic. The first family later enjoyed the fireworks display marking the country’s 245th birthday.

SURFSIDE, Fla. – In Surfside, Florida, demolition specialists brought down the part of the Surfside condo that remained standing after the building collapsed more than a week ago. Mounting concerns that the rest of the structure could crumble during the search and rescue prompted the decision to demolish the rest of the building. Residents of nearby buildings were asked to shelter in place during the demolition.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg Police Department’s Special Response Team is called out after a report of alleged domestic violence. The incident happened early Saturday morning in the 800 block of South Joplin street. The victim said her significant other, 24-year-old Sean Wolsey of Pittsburg, strangled her. Authorities got a search warrant and took Wolsey into custody. Wolsey also had an active arrest warrant out in Crawford County. A 17-year-old juvenile was also located inside the home and taken into police protective custody.

TOPEKA, Kan. – As of Friday… 18-to-20 year-olds can apply for concealed weapons permits in Kansas. Democratic Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a bill lowering the age from 21 in May, but lawmakers overrode that veto. Supporters of the bill say younger people should be able to carry hidden weapons if they are properly trained. They point out people can serve in the military at 18 years old. Critics note the law does not require training to get the permit. Kansas House passes bill dropping concealed carry age to 18

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