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News to Know (2/26/21)

ORONOGO, Mo. – An Oronogo, Missouri women is dead after a head on collision. It happened on Highway 43 two miles north of Joplin Thursday evening a little after 5:30pm. Crash reports show 44-year old Ryan O’Neal of Liberal, Missouri crossed the center line and struck 23-year old Seveie Davison of Oronogo, Missouri head on. Both were taken to Mercy Hospital where Davison was pronounced dead and O’Neal is in serious condition.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The city of Joplin’s mask ordinance will expire at the end of the month. Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley made the announcement Thursday. The ordinance was established last November and will expire this Sunday, February 28th. The city reminds people that businesses can still set their own mask policies.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin police Thursday morning respond to a 911 call of an active shooter situation at the Northpark Mall, but say no threat was found. When officers arrived they evacuated the mall as they searched for any threats. Officials say they didn’t find any evidence of an active threat to the mall. JPD is investigating the 911 call.

ALTAMONT, Kan. – Now that the temperatures are increasing, the price for natural gas and electricity has gone back to normal and some southeast Kansas cities are being left with massive bills. One of them is Altamont. Last week, the city asked residents to conserve natural gas because the price per unit had jumped by a hundred times. The city recently received an estimate for its bill — and it totals one million dollars — for just February alone. $800,000 of that is for natural gas.

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