‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 08.13.20

Happy Thursday,  and thanks for joining me for The Rundown, news headlines from K R P S 

Rain showers and thunderstorms likely before 10 this morning, across Southeast Kansas, a 70 percent chance, a high of 90. Cloudy conditions are expected tonight, the chance of storms diminishing down to 30 percent, a low of 72. 

The first public poll since last week’s primary shows the general election race for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat is a statistical dead heat between Republican Roger Marshall and Democrat Barbara Bollier. 

Kansas has seen 817 new coronavirus cases and eight deaths from COVID-19 since Monday. State health officials said at a news conference Wednesday that they’ve identified 11 new clusters of the virus in Kansas. 

On Tuesday the Missouri House announced they are breaking up Governor Mike Parson’s tough-on-crime package of legislation. 

The Big 12 released a statement Wednesday, saying it intends to have men’s and women’s fall sports, including college football. It came as two other major conferences – the Big Ten and PAC-12 — have decided to do the opposite.

There were 95 new cases of COVID-19 reported to the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in Springfield, MO Wednesday.  According to the health department, that’s a new one-day record.   

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden announced his V P choice on Tuesday, and it has ignited enthusiasm amongst Democrats Southwest Missouri. 

That’s it for The Rundown, news headlines from K R P S, be sure to subscribe to The Rundown in the Apple iTunes Store or Google podcasts. Talk to you tomorrow 

 

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