Today’s top headlines for February 14th, 2020

News you need to know before you head out the door

JASPER COUNTY, Mo – Police investigate a shooting in rural Jasper County. It happened around 3:25 yesterday afternoon on County Road 270. According to the Sheriff’s office, two people got into a fight resulting in one of them being shot. The Sheriff’s office isn’t releasing any names, but one person was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

COLUMBUS, Kan – The possible flu death of a southeast Kansas educator has led her family to encourage others to get vaccinated. 20-year-old Kay-awna Zabel was a paraprofessional for Columbus Kansas School District. Zabel went to the hospital on February 7th for flu-like symptoms. She was given medication but she continued to get worse. Zabel later died at the hospital from pneumonia, sepsis, and organ failure. Now, her husband is in the hospital and her brother is in the ICU in critical condition, both with the same strain of the flu.

OKALHOMA – A bill passed by the Oklahoma State Senate could make it easier for licensed teachers to carry a loaded gun in the classroom. Oklahoma currently allows teachers to carry a loaded gun in the classroom if they have an Armed Security Guard License. The new bill would replace the Armed Security Guard License and require teachers to complete an active shooter training course with local law enforcement if they want to carry a gun in class with district approval.