The Joplin Police Department on Friday said that injuries to an 18-month-old child Thursday afternoon had prompted an air-ambulance transfer to a Springfield hospital.
Police told the Globe on Thursday night that they had been alerted late that afternoon to an injured child brought to Freeman Hospital West by the parents. Officers went to the family’s home on North St. Louis Avenue and secured the scene as a matter of routine while the nature of the injury was being determined.
Joplin police released a statement Friday morning acknowledging that the child had been flown to a hospital in Springfield and was reported to be in stable condition. Details regarding the child’s injuries were still not available Friday, police said.
Investigators were looking into the cause of the child’s head injuries, according to the Friday morning statement.
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Couple’s quarrel ends in fatal shooting
A 54-year-old man is believed to have shot and killed his wife, and then called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive at their home east of La Russell. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said David K. Holman was arrested Monday night after the fatal shooting of Radonna L. (Roland) Holman, 55, inside their home at 6504 Highway 97.
Quapaw area man facing charges in center break-in
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Webb City man accused of sexually abusing young boy
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Nevada police spot, arrest suspect in October theft
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La Russell man charged with killing wife
A 54-year-old man is in custody in Lawrence County, charged with fatally shooting his wife.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call Monday night from the suspect, David K. Holman, reporting the shooting at the couple’s home near La Russell.
Police chase down teenager in wake of shop burglary
Joplin police chased down a suspect in a burglary at a barber shop Monday night and arrested him in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar.
Joplin man tells police of being robbed of wallet
A 22-year-old Joplin man reported being mugged by a gunman Monday night outside his home in the Park Apartments complex at 1707 E. Campbell Parkway.
Neosho man waives hearing in sodomy case
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 30-year-old Neosho man waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges that he had sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy.
Carthage man’s death deemed suspicious
An 87-year-old man whose body was discovered inside his home Monday night may have been a victim of foul play, according to Carthage police. A neighbor checking on the well-being of Raymond R. Ritchhart made the discovery and called 911 at 6:04 p.m. The neighbor thought Ritchhart might have fallen.
Update: Elderly victim of suspected homicide lived alone
The Tri-State Major Case Squad has been activated for the investigation of the death of an 87-year-old Carthage man whose death police have termed suspicious.
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