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News to Know (7/28/21)

SENECA, Mo. – A Seneca, Missouri woman dies a day after a wreck in Newton County. It happened Monday evening on Missouri 43 about four miles north of Seneca. Police say a car driven by 35-year-old Stephanie Langland pulled into the path of a utility truck driving north. A passenger of the car 32-year-old Crystal Ward was taken to Freeman hospital where she was pronounced dead yesterday. Langland suffered serious injuries, and a 14-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Masks are back on at the White House. The move follow’s the CDC’s revised guidance urging indoor mask wearing for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, where the level of the transmission of coronavirus is substantial or high. CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of the US

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin School Board met last night to finalize plans for the upcoming fall semester. Two major things on their agenda included an order that would require all students to be masked when riding Joplin school busses, as well as a vaccine incentive awarding employees a $25 dollar incentive to get vaccinated. It also includes a chance for them to win $25-hundred dollars. The school year will start with voluntary masking by students and staff, and could change depending on what covid numbers in the area will look like in the fall. Joplin school board offering incentive for employees to get vaccinated

JOPLIN, Mo. – A Federal Grand Jury indicts a Kansas City man for the robbery of a Joplin bank last week. Authorities say 57-year-old Leland Graham robbed the Great Southern Bank last Monday. According to an affidavit, police received a tip the next day identifying Graham as the robber. Officers in Kansas City then found Graham in a car, and he led them on a short chase before they caught him. Graham is charged with bank robbery. Man indicted in Joplin bank robbery

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