News to Know: Police chase ends with 5 in custody, SEK schools bring back masks, and Joplin discusses historic places

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MIAMI, Okla. – Authorities say five armed suspects led law enforcement on a chase with speeds reaching 140 miles per hour. What started with a police chase in Miami, Oklahoma, ends with all five suspects in custody. NEO campus police and the Miami police began the chase just south of NEO around 9:00pm Monday night. The suspects then headed west on the I-44 Will Rogers Turnpike. The Craig County Sheriff says authorities used spike strips to stop the vehicle. There was a foot chase and police captured two of the suspects.

IOLA, Kan. – A number of school districts across southeast kansas have brought back masks, for at least the remainder of the week. Those districts include Southeast, Fort Scott, and Iola. The Iola School District Superintendent tells us the decision was not easy, but it was the best option to keep their doors open and have kids in school while keeping them safe. The Iola School District currently has 75 positive covid cases according to the district’s website. Due to their numbers, McKinley Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Iola Middle School and Iola High School will require masks throughout the week.

JOPLIN, Mo. – On Tuesday, Joplin city officials hosted a public meeting to discuss the nomination process for the national register of historic places. The city is looking to add the Broadway District of East Town to that register. Adding it would recognize the significance and history of the area to the community, preserve and archive the generated research, and allow for special funding for the district. The city plans to hold another meeting on this topic in July, after the nomination is complete.

NEOSHO, Mo. – Some dogs in Neosho, Missouri had a great day Tuesday. All dog’s dream, a doggy daycare, boarding and training facility, hosted a doggy treat hunt. The contest was broken into two categories — solo and pairs. In both, dogs competed to see how fast they could find hidden treats. In addition to getting plenty of treats the winners in both categories won a free spa day. 22 dogs competed in the event. The facility plans to host a dog laser tag event on February 4th, 2022.

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