News to know (2/22)

DENVER, Colo. – Federal Investigators say Saturday’s emergency landing of a United Boeing 777 shortly after takeoff from Denver are looking at photos and videos from the harrowing event. United says it’s voluntarily and temporarily removing twenty-four 777’s that have Pratt and Whitney series four thousand engines from its schedule.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – The Newton County Sheriff’s Office says it’s investigating a homicide after a body is found in a ditch. Newton Sheriff Chris Jennings says the incident occurred along state line road. Sheriff Jennings says the office received a call about a body in the ditch along the side of the road. The office is investigating it as a homicide and the body has been identified and the office is in the process of notifying next of kin. Sheriff Jennings says the investigation is ongoing

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The state of Missouri hit a milestone late last week as it surpassed one million Covid-19 vaccines administered. The state has used 85% of it’s supply. Governor Mike Parson took to social media saying “As supply continues to increase, more and more Missourians will have an opportunity to receive a vaccine, but it’s important to remain patient and understand that demand for vaccines will still far outweigh supply for some time.”

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says the state experienced it’s highest number of traffic fatalities since 2007. 989 lives were lost in traffic crashes in 2020 up from 881 in 2019. That number includes 126 pedestrian deaths, the highest number in state history. All this, despite a lower number of cars on the highway due to the pandemic. The report says there were notable increases in unbuckled and speed related fatalities.

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