‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 07.15.20

Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Wednesday, July 15th. 

Partly cloudy skies throughout Southwest Missouri today, just a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after 1 this afternoon and into tonight, a high of 93, a low of 73. 

Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins has been charged with four crimes after registering to vote using a UPS store in Topeka as his address. 

The Republicans running for Congress from the Kansas side of the Kansas City area faced off in a debate last night, differing on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 Police Chief Robert Vice of Duenweg, east of Joplin resigned on Sunday night after officials were notified to a comment containing a racial slur that was made on Vice’s Facebook account.

On Tuesday Missouri Governor Mike Parson weighed in on the McCloskeys… the St. Louis couple who brandished guns at Black Lives Matter protesters. 

And now our feature of the day,

The CDC and other health experts say wearing masks in public helps to reduce transmission of COVID-19. But the debate over requiring people to wear them has become fraught. Even in a southwestern Missouri town at the heart of an outbreak. KBIA’s Sebastián Martínez Valdivia reports. 

Thanks for joining me for The Rundown powered by the Kansas and Missouri News Service. Check back tomorrow for more news headlines from the Four States on KRPS.

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