News to Know (8/18/2020)

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JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin City Council votes to allow the city mask ordinance to expire. Council also voted to move into step four of the recovery plan.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern holds first day of class. Instituted several COVID-19 related changes including requiring students to wear face coverings.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Social media post alleges 25 girls rescued from human trafficking ring are staying at Children’s Haven in Joplin. Officials neither confirming nor denying the post’s accuracy.

BOLIVAR, Mo. – Chad Baker charged with the murder of his 12-year-old son. Victim died from blunt force trauma to the head.