News To Know: Joplin house fire, Miami man sentenced, post-Roe protests and cyclist ride for MS awareness

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JOPLIN, Mo – Authorities in Joplin investigate the cause of a Friday morning house fire. Fire fighters responded to the fire at a home on North Jackson in the North Heights neighborhood around 9:15 Friday morning. Authorities say everyone got out of the home safely.

TULSA, Ok – Authorities sentenced 23-year-old Jace Williams for a 2017 attack that left the victim paralyzed from the neck down. Officials say Williams went behind the victim, wrapped his arms around the victim’s body, lifted him backward, and slammed him head-first on to the ground. The victim was rushed to a hospital with injuries which resulted in him being paralyzed. A U.S. district judge sentenced Williams to 51 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Click here for more information on this story.

JOPLIN, Mo – Protests continued locally over the weekend in Joplin as well. On Sunday on Seventh and Rangeline a protest was held in response to the Supreme Courts decision to overturn Roe v Wade. The group says they feel that basic human rights are being infringed upon and that this could lead to more rights being taken away.  For more information click here.

PITTSBURG, Ks. – Fifteen cyclists with the Bike the US for MS organization are making their way across the country over the next two months. They are biking from Yorktown, Virginia to San Francisco,  California: all to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis. On Sunday they made their rest stop in Pittsburg. According to the national MS society– over 2 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. If you’d like to know more about Bike the US for MS organization, click the link here.

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT: Protests took place from coast to coast this weekend in the wake of the almost fifty year old Roe v. Wade law being overturned by the United States Supreme Court. Pro-life supporters tout the decision as a victory for the life of unborn children, while pro-choice supporters decry the decision as a striping away of the medical rights for women. It appears sides have been drawn in the battle following Roe’s defeat and that battle is far from over. How do you feel about the overturning of Roe v. Wade? We want to hear from you. Click here to vote now.