A Carthage man was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 6:20 a.m. Thursday on Garrison Avenue, a mile south of Carthage in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
James W. McCormick, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Jasper County coroner.
The patrol said McCormick was driving a northbound vehicle that ran off the road and overturned. He was thrown from the vehicle.
• A resident of Cherokee, Kan., was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:22 a.m. Thursday on 520th Avenue, a half-mile east of 160th Street, according to the Crawford County (Kan.) Sheriff’s Department.
James N. Castagno, 59, was taken by ambulance to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan., authorities said.
Castagno’s pickup truck ran off the road and struck a utility pole, according to the report.
• A Seligman resident suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 10 p.m. Wednesday on Route DD, less than two miles west of Seligman in Barry County, according to the Missouri state patrol.
Teddy D. Smallwood, 37, was flown by medical helicopter to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, the patrol said.
Smallwood was driving an eastbound vehicle that ran off the road through a fence and overturned, the patrol said.
• A Granby man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 59 at Aspen Road, less than three miles north of Diamond in Newton County, the state patrol said.
Alan L. Farley, 27, was taken to Freeman Hospital in Neosho, the patrol said.
Farley was driving a southbound car and had stopped to make a left turn when a car driven by Chase J. Mattingly, 19, of Neosho, ran into Farley’s car from behind, the patrol said.
• Three people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 4:05 p.m. Tuesday on 200th Street, just south of 580th Avenue in Crawford County, Kan.
The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department said the driver, Terry Holstine Jr., 31, of Girard, Kan., and one of his passengers, Sphearden Holstine, 4, of Pittsburg, Kan., were taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg. Another passenger, Jesse Holstine, 3, of Pittsburg, was flown by medical helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
The southbound sport utility vehicle left the road and struck a culvert and a tree before coming to rest in a ditch, authorities said.
• An 18-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday on Range Line Road, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
Marissa L. Gilmore, of Joplin, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, police said.
Gilmore was driving a northbound car that collided with a southbound car driven by Pengxiang Zhang, 23, of Joplin, as Zhang made a left turn into the entrance of Northpark Mall, the report said.
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No charges to be filed in Joplin shooting case
The nonfatal shooting of a 25-year-old man at a Joplin residence on May 13 has been deemed justified by authorities. Jacob B. Boykin, 21, of Joplin, shot Justin S. Johnson, 25, of Carterville, once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun at 5260 E. Sunny Acres Lane.
Alcohol cited as factor in Grand Lake boat crash that killed two college students
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Hired hand won’t face death penalty in Vernon County murder case
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Former IRS worker gets probation after guilty plea to theft of funds
Pittsburg resident and former Internal Revenue Service employee Becky L. Book received two years probation after pleading guilty earlier this year to the theft of $26,449.65 in public funds.
Arma mother facing murder charge in sleeping baby’s death
Heather Buckalew fell asleep on a couch with her 4-month-old baby after a night last summer drinking beer with her boyfriend. The boyfriend, Donald Harvey, got up to go to work a few hours later and spotted his son, lying face down on a pillow between the back of the couch and his sleeping mother.
Vandals cause $37,000 in damage at Joplin business
A Joplin business owner was the victim of a weekend vandalism spree that resulted in an estimated $37,000 in damages and theft, in addition to putting the company out of service for at least two days.
Two plead guilty to post-tornado wire theft
Two defendants pleaded guilty Monday to stealing copper wire from utility poles in the wake of the May 22, 2011, tornado that struck Joplin. Timothy M. Silveria, 45, of Joplin, and Nycoa K. Kracht, 32, of Laurel, Ind., entered open pleas of guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court to felony counts of theft from a public utility.
Firefighters douse blaze inside wall; no injuries cited
The Joplin Fire Department used thermal-imaging equipment Wednesday night to detect a hidden fire inside a residence.
Exeter resident hurt in accident in Barry County
An Exeter resident was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:15 p.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 76, two miles west of Exeter in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Pittsburg couple arrested; children taken out of home
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg couple was arrested and their three children removed from their care Wednesday when narcotics officers allegedly seized marijuana, methamphetamine and other items in a search of their home.
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