What’s happening in Mid-Mo? Liz & Scotty will let you know at 6a, 7a, & 8a every weekday.
Columbia police make arrests after they say people shot at officers downtown. ABC 17 reports officers tried to pull over a stolen car at about midnight. The car crashed near Ash and Orr, and that’s when suspects allegedly shot at police. No one was hurt. We do not know yet how many people were arrested.
Governor Parson announced yesterday the Missouri National Guard will staff nine large sites throughout the state devoted to coronavirus vaccinations. Supplies of the shots are still very limited right now though. MU Health Care said this week Mizzou’s Faurot Field will soon become a mass vaccination site, but it’s unclear if it’s one the National Guard will handle.
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States yesterday (wed) in Washington DC. Kamala Harris is the first female vice president. Harris swore in new members of the U.S. Senate later yesterday. The upper chamber is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with the Democrat Harris casting any tiebreaking votes.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes practiced in a limited capacity yesterday. He’s still in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but hopes are rising he’ll play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Mahomes left last weekend’s playoff game against the Browns after he was tackled hard on a run, and did not return. The Chiefs host the Bills on Sunday evening, with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.