News to Know (9/7/21)

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

JOPLIN, Mo. – Car prices could be high with inventory staying low until 2023. That’s what industry analysts say is likely to be the case as producers of semi-conductors in several Asian companies are hit with covid-19. General motors and Ford have announced temporary plant closures because of parts shortages. And here in the four-states, one car dealer anticipates used vehicle prices to go up once vehicles start getting diverted to areas hit by Hurricane Ida.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The public service commission has set a virtual public hearing for liberty utility’s rate case. The hearings will be held virtually by Web-EX and by telephone conference. They’ll also be live streamed on the commission’s website. The hearings are scheduled for November 15th at 12:00pm, November 17th at 6:00pm, and November 18th at 6:00pm. Liberty filed a case on May 28th of this year asking for a rate increase.

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – Three teenagers and one adult were shot late Sunday evening at the Santa Caligon Days Festival in Independence. All of the victims were treated at local hospitals and released by Monday morning, police said. Shortly after 11:00pm on Sunday, Independence police used social media to urge families to pick up their children from the festival. At 11:20pm on Sunday, police reported there were three victims, with that number increasing to four early Monday morning. Police said five to seven shots were fired during the incident. Three of the victims are 16-years old. One victim is 25-years old. Independence police said the shooting happened in the carnival area of Santa Caligon.

UNIONTOWN, Kan. – A southeast Kansas town is celebrating a 115-year old tradition. Uniontown held their annual old settlers picnic. The day kicked off with a parade featuring area businesses, schools, and first responders. Later, they held a picnic that supported the local schools. One long time attendee says it’s a great way to reconnect with the tight knit community. Uniontown commemorates 115 years of labor day celebrations

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