News to Know (9/30/20)

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

IOLA, Kan. – Parents in Iola, Kansas must decide what the rest of their students’ semester will look like, as the district shifts away from a flexible learning plan. Until now, parents had the option of switching between the in-person and remote learning plans. But the district says that was creating a lot of work, and bringing a lot of inconsistencies to the school

COMMERCE, Okla. – A Commerce, Oklahoma parent is raising funds to buy air purifiers for each of the town’s schools as students go back to full in-person learning. A few weeks ago the school board amended its policy to move forward with full in-person instruction. So Angel Riggs Austin decided to start fund-raising to provide air purifiers and filters to each classroom. She has 25 purifiers for the elementary, but is still working on getting enough for the middle and high schools.

WICHITA, Kan. – McConnell Air Force base in Wichita, Kansas reopened Tuesday morning, hours after it was locked down. The lockdown happened after a person identified as an “underage civilian” in a stolen car tried to get inside the base. It happened at around 6:00 o’clock in the morning. That perpetrator ran away but was captured. According to a post on the Air Force base’s Facebook page, the person has no connection with the base.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The grand jury proceedings in the Breonna Taylor shooting are expected to be made public today. The attorney general made the decison after one of the jurors went to court accusing him of misrepresenting their deliberations. No charges were filed against officers for the death of Taylor.