Today’s top headlines (2/12/2020)

News you need to know before you head out the door

JOPLIN, Mo – A Judge Sentences Artilius Jordan to 20 years in prison for Second Degree Murder.  Jordan was the suspect in the shooting death of Sean Harris on Christmas Eve of 2017 in Joplin.
He was also sentenced to seven years in prison on two counts of Assault. His two sentencings will run at the same time. Jordan plead guilty to the 2017 murder of Harris in December.

MIAMI, Okla – Police release a sketch in relation to an attempted abduction on NEO A&M campus. The sketch is of the person of interest. The abduction attempt happened on January 31st at the corner of M street and East Central. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 60’s. He is around 150 pounds, has dark hair and dark eyes, as well as a slender build. Police say he was last seen driving a sliver or light blue Ford Focus. If you have any information, authorities ask you to call NEO Campus Police.

MIAMI, Okla – Miami, Oklahoma residents push back against a proposed increase to the water level of Grand Lake. The LEED Agency held a rally to speak out against the idea, heavy rains causing lake flooding and the overflow of the Neosho River, Spring River, and Tarr Creek as concerns. They fear the proposal would cause more flooding, as well as push toxic materials like lead from the rivers into the yards and homes of residents.

ANDERSON, Mo – FEMA approves funds for two restoration projects in Anderson, Missouri after flood damage from last summer. Flood waters damaged downtown Anderson in June. With FEMA assistance, Town Hole Park and parking lot will get concrete work. Main Street Bridge and Sellers Road are still awaiting FEMA approval and city officials ask the public to remain patient during the process.