News To Know: authorities name shooting victim, summer meal program, Amelia Earhart Statue and Pitt State brewery partnership

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JOPLIN, Mo. – Authorities release the name of a man who was shot in Joplin on Tuesday afternoon. Police received a call of gunshots at 1201 East Hill street before 4:00 Tuesday. That’s where they found 47-year-old Daniel Samuels of Joplin with gunshot injuries. Authorities now say he is in stable condition. Police have not made any arrests. Click here for more information on this story.

GIRARD, Ks. – Free or reduced lunch provided by schools are a necessity for some students during the school year, but what happens when students go home for summer? The Federal Summer Meals Program has provided boxed meals to eleven sites around Kansas to help solve this hunger issue. Students or their guardian are able to pick up a box once a week from the nearest site. As of yesterday, the Girard, Kansas volunteers at the public library have served a total of one-thousand sixty boxes to local youth this summer.

KANSAS – A statue honoring Amelia Earhart was unveiled in Statuary Hall at the capitol. With the addition of Earhart, the Statuary Hall collection will now have 11 women represented, out of one-hundred total statues. Each state is represented by two statutes, and Kansas choose Amelia Earhart replace Kansas senator John James Ingalls. This year is the 90th anniversary of Earhart’s landmark solo flight across the Atlantic, as well as the 125-th anniversary of her birth in Kansas. The other Kansas statue is of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

PITTSBURG, Ks. – When you think of beer and gorillas…those two words may not go together, but Pittsburg State University is set to have its first officially licensed beer with Jolly Fox Brewery called the– Golden Gorilla ale. The beverage will be out this August…just in time for the football season.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: According to the realty company Co-Star Group…rent prices are climbing nationwide. While they aren’t as bad here as in some places…prices are still higher than they were a couple of years ago. The Co-Star Group estimates — since 20-19, rent prices have risen less in Crawford and Newton counties but that doesn’t mean they haven’t risen. In Jasper County for example, rent prices have gone up 5 percent and that can be an even tougher pill to swallow when the quality of the rental property doesn’t match the quantity of the price tag. We want to know if you feel like you’re paying too much for rent. Head over to the Instapoll section of our website and vote now.