News to Know (9/14/21)

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

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin police and the Joplin SWAT team respond to an armed person at the Joplin-Webb City industrial park. JPD received a call of an armed person at a former Eagle-Picher facility at 3220 Industrial Drive. Officials say when they arrived, they found a man with a gun pointed to his head. The SWAT team and a crisis team were called in to help deescalate the situation. Authorities say after four hours the standoff ended with the man shooting himself. He was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Authorities have not released his name. Joplin Police, SWAT, respond to report of armed man in the Joplin-Webb City Industrial Park

MAYES COUNTY, Okla. – Two men are dead following a two-vehicle crash in Mayes County, Oklahoma. A pickup and car collided on Highway 82 south of Locust Grove. Two people in the car died at the scene. They were the driver, 27-year-old Christopher Crosley of Mounds, Oklahoma, and a passenger, 29-year-old Caleb Bagley of Tulsa. The man and woman in the truck were both hospitalized in stable condition. Two dead in Mayes County, OK crash

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas now has a second location in Pittsburg. The Rita J Bicknell Family Health Center opened Monday. Three doctors from the Community Health Center will work out of the new location. Officials say the new facility was recently renovated to provide additional access and expanded services focusing on women’s health. Rita J. Bicknell Family Health Center opens in Pittsburg

HOUSTON, Tex. – The latest named storm that goes by Nicholas made landfall early Tuesday morning, and did so as a Category 1 hurricane. Nearly all of the state’s coastline is under a tropical storm warning that included potential flash floods and urban flooding. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said there are already rescue teams and resources in the Houston area and along the coast. Nicholas now a tropical storm after making landfall in Texas as a Category 1 hurricane packing 75 mph winds

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