An Oklahoma woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:38 p.m. Monday on Norway Road, one mile east of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Wendy J. Briggs, 36, of Wyandotte, Okla., was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
Briggs was driving an eastbound vehicle that ran off the road through a field and became airborne before coming to rest in the median of U.S. Highway 71, the patrol said.
• A Halltown woman suffered serious injuries in a scooter accident at 7 p.m. Sunday on Route M east of Route WW in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.
Shari A. Baker, 50, was taken to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, the patrol said.
Baker was riding an eastbound scooter that ran off the road and overturned, the patrol said.
• A Sheldon resident was injured in a motorcycle accident at 1:30 p.m. Sunday on Route N, four miles west of Sheldon in Vernon County, the state patrol said.
Donald J. Beason, 19, was taken by ambulance to the Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, the patrol said.
Beason lost control of a westbound motorcycle and was thrown from the bike, the patrol said.
• A Monett man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 174, two miles east of Mount Vernon in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.
David L. Buck, 39, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, the patrol said.
Buck was driving an eastbound pickup truck that crossed the center line and struck a westbound dump truck driven by Michael J. Curbow, 51, of Aurora, the patrol said. The collision sent both vehicles skidding off the roadway, and the dump truck caught on fire, the patrol said.
• A 34-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 6:31 p.m. Friday on 32nd Street at Finley Avenue, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
Nethla A. Field, of Joplin, was taken to an unspecified hospital, the police report said.
Field was driving an eastbound pickup truck that collided with a pickup truck driven by George T. Conard, 19, of Columbus, Kan., as Conard was pulling out from a stop sign on Finley Avenue, the report said.
• A Cherokee, Kan., man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 9:37 a.m. Tuesday on 200th Street south of 520th Avenue, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
Liel W. Lake, 58, was flown by medical helicopter to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin following the accident, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Lake was driving a southbound pickup truck that ran off the road and struck a tree, the Sheriff’s Department said.
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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.
Two motorists hurt in traffic accident southeast of Monett
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1:40 p.m. Monday on Farm Road 1100, two miles southeast of Monett in Barry County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Second plea deal reached in starved child case
A woman who lived with a Joplin woman convicted of starving her 3-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Monday to her role in the abuse of the girl.
Mother draws prison term in toddler’s drug death
A Granby mother whose 22-month-old son died after ingesting a methadone pill that she dropped in church was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
Suspect in Joplin assault captured
A fugitive sought in connection with an Oct. 30 assault that left a Joplin woman critically injured has been arrested. Mark A. Thomas, 28, of Diamond, was arrested Friday in the 700 block of South Picher Avenue after police received an anonymous tip as to his whereabouts.
Mother draws prison term in toddler’s drug death
A Granby mother whose 22-month-old son died from ingesting a methadone pill that she dropped in church was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
Fugitive arrested in Joplin assault case
A fugitive wanted for an assault in Joplin on Oct. 30 that left a woman critically injured was located Friday and taken into custody.
Name of victim released in Range Line accident
Rance M. Mata, 36, has been identified by police as the man killed in an accident Saturday night on Range Line Road.
Suspect's bond set at $5 million in slaying of family
David C. Bennett Jr. has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Cami Umbarger and her three children.
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