The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 59-year-old woman apparently jumped in front of a moving sport utility vehicle at 11:35 p.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 37 in Barry County.
Peggy A. Fahring, of Purdy, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident three miles south of Purdy, the state patrol said.
The patrol said Bruce A. Lachance, of Aurora, was driving the southbound vehicle that struck Fahring.
• A Diamond man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 11:55 p.m. Thursday at County Road 90 and Newton Road in Jasper County, the state patrol said.
Houston W. Lietzke, 21, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Lietzke was a passenger in a southbound vehicle driven by William O. Garcia, 19, of Grove, Okla., that struck an embankment and a fence at a T-intersection, the patrol said.
• A Joplin man was injured in a motorcycle accident at 2:15 a.m. Friday on Fir Road, five miles east of Carthage in Jasper County, the state patrol said.
Arthur D. Baugh, 23, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Baugh was riding an eastbound motorcycle that struck a deer and overturned, the patrol said.
• A Mount Vernon man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:55 p.m. Friday on Route F, three miles west of Stotts City in Lawrence County, the state patrol said.
John R. Gibas, 49, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, the patrol said.
Gibas was driving a southbound car that ran off the road on a curve and struck an embankment and overturned, the patrol said.
• A Wheaton man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:45 p.m. Friday on Missouri Highway 76, a mile east of Lanagan in McDonald County, the state patrol said.
Felipe Hernandez, 30, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.
Hernandez was driving an eastbound vehicle that ran off the road, overturned and struck a fence, the patrol said.
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Newton County man facing charge of child molestation
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 25-year-old Newton County resident was charged Friday with sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl.
Man tells police of racial slur, bottle assault
A 44-year-old man reported having been the victim of a racially motivated assault Thursday morning near 12th and Main streets in Joplin.
11-year-old boy dies of injuries after accident
An 11-year-old boy from Anderson was killed and three other people injured in a single-vehicle accident at 7:49 a.m. Friday on Route NN, one mile east of Anderson in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Driver injured in car accident close to Jasper
A 21-year-old man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1 a.m. Thursday on County Road 220 at the junction with Route M, four miles southwest of Jasper in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Mother charged with threatening son with knife
A rural Joplin woman is facing a felony weapon charge after authorities say she threatened her 14-year-old son with a knife during a dispute.
Man ordered to stand trial in robbery case
A Joplin man, accused of posing as a pastor to get inside an elderly woman’s home and rob her, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Joplin man pleads guilty in case of felony assault
A Joplin man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony assault charge in a plea deal with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office.
Housing Authority resident homicide victim
A close friend discovered Jerry D. Loflin deceased inside his apartment Thursday morning, and a few hours later police confirmed that he had been murdered. The 65-year-old resident of the Joplin Housing Authority’s Bartlett Hills complex on the southwest side of the city was well-liked by neighbors.
“He was a real nice man, a generous man,” Frank Norris said. “Always friendly.”
UPDATE: Police release name of murder victim; autopsy scheduled
Police have identified the man murdered in his apartment at the Housing Authority of Joplin complex as Jerry D. Loflin.
Joplin man's death being treated as suspicious
Police are investigating the death of a man inside his apartment on the west side of Joplin.
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