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News to Know (05/04/2021)

TOPEKA, Kan. – Law makers in Kansas fail to overturn Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl’s and women’s sports. The State Senate needed a two-thirds majority vote to override the veto. The measure failed in a 26 to 14 vote, just one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed.

WASHINGTON – The FDA will reportedly soon allow children as young as 12 to receive Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine. Under current rules, vaccine recipients must be at least 16 years old. The expanded authorization is expected to be announced within the next week.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – A former Webb City teacher gets a 10 year prison sentence, but could serve as little as 4 months for child molestation charges. A judge yesterday sentenced Nicholas Popejoy to 10 years in prison, with a 120 day shock treatment. At the conclusion of that shock treatment, a judge will determine if Popejoy will serve the remainder of his 10 years sentence or be placed on probation. Popejoy was originally charged with statutory sodomy for sexually assaulting a student while Popejoy was a coach and teacher at Webb City Junior High.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Ruben Rossel will serve 15 years in prison for 3 counts of child molestation. He plead guilty to the charges back in March as part of a plea deal. That deal, saw the dismissal of 2 counts of child molestation and statutory sodomy. Rossel was arrested for having inappropriate contact with a minor back in 2018

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