News To Know (5/26/21)

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Prosecutors examining former President Trump’s businesses are said to have convened a special grand jury as part of their investigation. The move suggests the Manhattan District Attorney may be preparing criminal charges. In a statement, Trump called the report, quote, “a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in American history.”

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. – The search continues for two inmates who escaped from Cherokee County, Kansas late Monday night. The Cherokee County Sheriff says the escapees are Michael Martslof and Mark Hopkins II. Martslof was in jail for drug crimes and Hopkins was held for a double homicide. Authorities say the pair escaped through the jail’s sewer system. Officials say Martslof and Hopkins are both considered armed and dangerous. If you see them you are asked to contact police, but do not approach the suspects. ($5,000 reward offered for escaped Cherokee County inmates)

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin man pleas guilty to child molestation. Authorities say James Myers sexually assaulted several children as far back as 2007. Myers pled guilty to five counts of Class A Felony First Degree Child Molestation and one count of Class B Felony First Degree Child Molestation. He will serve 25 years in prison without parole. (Joplin resident gets prison time for child molestation)

JOPLIN, Mo. – Some 4-state students will return to class without masks. The Joplin School Board voted to end the school’s mask requirements, as the district looks to return to some semblance of normalcy. Neosho’s district wide mask mandate ends today and across the state lines, Pittsburg Schools rescinded the USD 250 mask mandate on Tuesday. (Joplin joins other area schools ending mask requirements)

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