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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Second defendant sentenced in Joplin murder; man assessed 15 years in slaying of Jacob Wages
Circuit Judge David Mouton assessed Cody Stephens 15 years in prison Friday for his role in the home-invasion murder of 23-year-old Joplin resident Jacob Wages. Stephens, 22, pleaded guilty Dec. 6 to second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in a plea deal capping the prison time he might receive at no more than 15 years.
Aurora teenager hurt in accident north of town
An Aurora resident was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:30 p.m. Friday on County Road 2185, four miles north of Aurora in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Police say death of man apparent suicide
The fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man inside his parents’ home is believed to have been a suicide, according to Joplin police.
Man enters plea in sodomy case, faces deportation
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in a statutory sodomy case involving a 16-year-old boy.
Second defendant sentenced in Jacob Wages murder
Circuit Judge David Mouton today assessed Cody Stephens 15 years in prison for his role in the home-invasion murder of 23-year-old Joplin resident Jacob Wages.
Mindenmines residents hurt in traffic accident in Barton County
Two residents of Mindenmines were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 160, two miles east of Mindenmines in Barton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Last defendant sentenced in Pittsburg slaying
Nathan Whitney expressed remorse Thursday when he became the last of four young Joplin men assessed prison terms for the murder of Ryan Bailey two years ago in Pittsburg. The 29-year-old defendant listened to Bailey’s wife and adoptive mother render emotional victim-impact statements at his sentencing hearing in Crawford County District Court before standing up and responding to their loss.
Man to stand trial in statutory sodomy case
A judge ordered a Carthage man bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge that he had sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl.
Arkansas woman injured in accident east of Eagle Rock
A resident of Arkansas was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 86, one mile east of Eagle Rock in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Three teens to stand trial in mall shopper robbery
Three teenagers were bound over for trial Wednesday on charges that they robbed a holiday shopper of her purse at gunpoint in the parking lot of Northpark Mall in Joplin.
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