A Joplin woman was killed in a two-vehicle accident at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday on Business Loop 49, four miles south of Joplin in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Marguerite S. Ward, 56, driver of a car, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, where she was pronounced dead at 6:45 p.m.
Josh S. Vaughan, 34, of Neosho, driver of the other vehicle, suffered moderate injuries. He was transported to Freeman West.
The patrol said Vaughan, who was going south, passed another vehicle, and his car collided head-on with the northbound Ward vehicle.
• Two Nevada men were injured in a one-vehicle accident at 1:55 a.m. Thursday on 2000 Road, four miles east of Nevada in Vernon County, the patrol said.
Tucker Ewing, 22, driver of a pickup, suffered serious injuries. A passenger, James R. Manes, 18, also suffered serious injuries. They were taken to Freeman Hospital West.
The patrol said the southbound vehicle ran off the road and overturned. Both occupants of the pickup were thrown out.
• An Aurora man was injured in a one-car accident at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60, two miles east of Monett in Barry County, the patrol said.
Devan M. Abrisz, 22, driver of the car, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Aurora.
The patrol said the eastbound vehicle struck a cow in the road.
• Two people suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle accident at 11 p.m. Wednesday on McClelland Boulevard, a half-mile south of Joplin in Newton County, the patrol said.
Heather M. Kelly, 18, of Neosho, driver of the car, and a passenger, Kelsey M. Keeling, 18, of Seneca, were taken to Freeman Hospital West.
The patrol said the westbound vehicle ran off the road and struck a guardrail.
• An Arkansas man was injured in a tractor-trailer accident at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday on Route EE, a mile west of Pineville in McDonald County, the patrol said.
Arlis D. Jones, 47, of Scranton, the driver, suffered moderate injuries. He was taken to Freeman Hospital West.
The patrol said the westbound truck rig ran off the road and struck a tree.
• A Webb City man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 44 at Halltown in Lawrence County, the patrol said.
Grover C. Bryant, 65, a passenger in a vehicle driven by Threcsastet C. Bryant, 64, suffered minor injuries. He was taken to Mercy Hospital Springfield. The driver was not injured.
The patrol said the westbound vehicle ran off the road on an exit ramp and struck a sign.
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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.”
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.
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.
Arkansas man hurt in accident south of Seneca
An Arkansas man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 43, four miles south of Seneca in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Firefighters rescue woman, dog from burning house
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Firefighters rescued a woman trapped inside her burning home early Wednesday in Carthage.
Police arrest man after gun displayed, victim threatened
NEVADA, Mo. — Police arrested a 26-year-old man Tuesday afternoon after he allegedly displayed a handgun while threatening another man in the parking lot of a business in Nevada.
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