News to Know: Stella woman dies in crash, Pittsburg testing site experiences delays

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GRANBY, Mo. – An 88-year-old woman from Stella, Missouri is dead after a crash near Granby. It happened just before 3:15 Monday afternoon. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Betty Rowe, crossed into the path of a semi on U.S. 60 and was hit. Rowe died at the scene. The driver of the semi was not hurt.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – A new free covid testing site in Pittsburg is already experiencing delays in sending out results. The seeds of hope testing site opened Monday. Officials say the lab that processes the results is dealing with a back-log of tests and a snow storm, so there have been delays getting results. Still, seeds of hope says their site helps reduce the strain on hospitals. While it is free, starting on Wednesday the site will require a copy of your insurance card if you have one.

BLUEJACKET, Okla. – An Oklahoma High School helps make life a little more comfortable for cancer patients in Joplin. The Family and Consumer Science’s class at Bluejacket Public Schools in Oklahoma created port pillows. Those are little pillows that can attach to seatbelts, or purse straps to protect the patients port, where Chemo meds are administered. Some of the students have family members who experienced port discomfort when dealing with cancer while others have lost loved ones to the disease.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – There’s a new mural in downtown Pittsburg, and now the surrounding businesses want help naming it. The 12-foot by 29-foot mural features a tiger on the side of Main Street Axe Company’s building. It was designed and painted by Pitt State art students. Now Main Street Axe Company is reaching out to people on social media to come up with names for the tiger. To give your suggestion, all you have to do is follow the Main Street Axe Company on Facebook or Instagram, tag yourself in a picture of the mural and comment your name idea.

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