An Illinois woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:35 p.m. Monday on Interstate 44, two miles west of Sarcoxie in Jasper County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Sherri L. Fox, 51, of Auburn, was taken by ambulance to Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital in Carthage, the patrol said.
Fox was driving an eastbound vehicle that ran into the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by William L. Young, 67, of Palmyra, Ill., as Young was slowing because of traffic congestion caused by a previous accident, the patrol said.
• An Oklahoma man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 43, six miles south of Seneca in McDonald County, the state patrol said.
Christopher Schumpert, 46, of Grove, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Schumpert was driving a northbound car that ran off the road, struck a fence and a tree and overturned, the patrol said.
• A man from Texas suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 2:40 p.m. Monday on Interstate 44, 10 miles east of Carthage, the state patrol said.
Michael D. Fisher, 51, of Dallas, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Fisher was a passenger in a tractor-trailer driven by Bruce D. Wanzer, 55, of Weatherford, Texas, that ran off the road and struck a rock bluff, the patrol said.
• A Joplin woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 9:30 a.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 86, two miles south of Joplin in Newton County, the state patrol said.
Sheryl L. Rimar, 57, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Rimar was driving a westbound pickup truck that ran off the road on a curve and struck several trees, the patrol said.
• Two Cassville residents suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 6 p.m. Sunday on Farm Road 2180, two miles east of Cassville in Barry County, the state patrol said.
The driver, Charles R. Edwards, 57, and his passenger, Jeanetta A. Phelps, 49, were flown by medical helicopter to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Their westbound pickup truck ran off the road and struck a tree, the patrol said.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Police chase down teenager in wake of shop burglary
Joplin police chased down a suspect in a burglary at a barber shop Monday night and arrested him in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar.
Joplin man tells police of being robbed of wallet
A 22-year-old Joplin man reported being mugged by a gunman Monday night outside his home in the Park Apartments complex at 1707 E. Campbell Parkway.
Neosho man waives hearing in sodomy case
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 30-year-old Neosho man waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday on charges that he had sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy.
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.
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