News to Know (8/6/21)

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

ATLANTA, Ga. – The CDC says covid-19 vaccinations are up this week. But so are new cases as the summer surge driven by the delta variant spreads throughout the U.S. Moderna says its shots remain effective at least six months after the second dose, though the company expects booster shots will be needed this winter.

IOLA, Kan. – The Iola Kansas Fire Department says a woman is dead after a house fire. The fire happened at a house on North Sycamore Road. The Iola Fire Chief says the fire was put out quickly, but a woman inside died. Authorities have not released a name. The Kansas Fire Marshal, Olathe Fire Department and the ATF are assisting in the investigation. Woman found dead in Iola, Kansas house fire

IOLA, Kan. – Police arrest a Missouri murder suspect in Kansas and they say an Iola woman was trying to help him evade capture. Authorities arrested 19-year-old Robin Morales-Sanchez, who they say stabbed and killed Moises Hernandez-Sanchez, and stabbed another victim in Ashland, Missouri. Police found Morales-Sanchez in Iola with Sarah Malki, who police say was helping him flee the country. Morales-Sanchez is charged with second degree murder, first degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Malki was arrested on charges of hindering prosecution of a felony. Missouri murder suspect arrested in Iola

JOPLIN, Mo. – The city of Joplin has provided more information about a cyber security incident that happened last month. That incident temporarily shutting down the city’s online services like bill payment and the covid-19 dashboard. The city says they paid the quote “unauthorized individual responsible for the incident” $320-thousand dollars from the city’s cyber insurance policy. They’ve called in help from an IT forensics’ firm to help with the investigation. Joplin says cybersecurity incident was due to ransomware

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