A rural Joplin man was injured in a motorcycle accident at 7:23 a.m. Thursday on Main Street south of 30th Street, according to the Joplin Police Department.
Jerry E. Hatfield, 54, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, a police report said.
Hatfield was riding a motorcycle northbound on Main Street when he apparently lost control of the bike and it struck a curb and overturned, the report said.
• An Arkansas man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:40 a.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 71, a mile north of Sheldon, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Alex C. Fletcher, 19, of Springdale, Ark., was taken to Nevada Regional Medical Center in Nevada, the state patrol said.
Fletcher was driving a northbound car that struck a dog in the road, and then ran off the road and overturned, the patrol said.
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Joplin mall shopper mugged at gunpoint
Three teenagers are being held on charges that they robbed a woman at gunpoint Wednesday night in the parking lot of Northpark Mall in Joplin. A 60-year-old Webb City resident was getting out of her vehicle about 7:50 p.m. on the southeast side of the mall at 101 N. Range Line Road when a young man came up behind her and demanded her purse. He showed her a gun, and she handed over the purse.
Wheaton woman hurt in accident in Barry County
A Wheaton woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11 a.m. Thursday on Farm Road 2150, less than a quarter-mile east of Farm Road 1090 in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Fire damages home in Joplin; no injuries cited
The cause of a Thursday morning fire that destroyed a house in Joplin remained under investigation later in the day.
Woman tells police of sexual abuse over 10-year span
A 24-year-old Joplin woman reported to Joplin police on Wednesday that she was sexually abused by a man over a 10-year period.
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.
Three suspects arrested in robbery outside Joplin mall
An armed robbery Wednesday night of a woman in the parking lot of Northpark Mall led to the arrest of three suspects.
Quapaw area man facing charges in center break-in
QUAPAW, Okla. — Oklahoma authorities caught a suspect in a burglary of the Peoria Tribe Aquatic Center in the act of trying to sell some of the stolen property at a local salvage yard.
Webb City man accused of sexually abusing young boy
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Jasper County prosecutor has charged a 37-year-old Webb City man with the sexual abuse of a boy under the age of 12.
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.
Nevada police spot, arrest suspect in October theft
NEVADA, Mo. — It took about six weeks, but a suspected auto thief is finally in custody in Nevada.
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