Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 8:50 p.m. Thursday on Route A, four miles east of Stella in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The driver of the vehicle, Jonathon J. Embry, 24, of Stella, and his passenger, Justin W. Gibbens, 24, of Neosho, were taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
Their westbound pickup truck ran off the road and overturned, the patrol said.
• Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 6:34 p.m. Thursday on Highway 171 west of Swede Lane, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
One of the drivers involved, Ashley E. Jarrett, 26, of Joplin, and her two passengers, Carlee A. Jarrett, 2, and Connor E. Jarrett, 5, were taken to Freeman Hospital West, the police report said.
Their westbound car crossed the center line and collided with an eastbound vehicle driven by Albert G. Howard, 70, of Carl Junction, the report said.
• A Webb City woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:41 a.m. Thursday at F Street and Byers Avenue, according to a Joplin police report.
Cathe D. Lett, 55, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, the police report said.
Lett was driving a westbound vehicle that collided with a northbound vehicle driven by Julio S. Leon, 74, of Joplin, the report said.
• A Joplin man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:01 a.m. Thursday at East Seventh Street and Range Line Road, according to a Joplin police report.
Larry J. Bradley, 60, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, the police report said.
Bradley was driving an eastbound car and was turning right onto Range Line Road when his vehicle struck the median and flipped onto its top, the report said.
• A resident of Frontenac, Kan., was injured in a motorcycle accident at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday on 270th Street a quarter-mile south of 700th Avenue, according to a Crawford County Sheriff’s Department report.
Matthew W. Caldwell, 27, was flown by medical helicopter to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the report said.
Caldwell was riding a southbound motorcycle that ran off the road and struck a fence. He was not wearing a helmet at the time, the Sheriff’s Department said. He then got back on the motorcycle and rode it into Arcadia before obtaining help and being taken by ambulance to the airport in Pittsburg for transport to Joplin.
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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.
Joplin man arrested on felony charge of past sexual abuse
A 16-year-old girl’s recent disclosures to her mother regarding past sexual abuse has led to the arrest and charging of a Joplin man.
Identity-theft victim jailed on culprit’s warrant
Kurt Millard spent most of last weekend in the Jasper County Jail, locked up on another man’s arrest warrant. The 26-year-old Joplin resident could not convince his jailers they had the wrong guy. “I got the run-around the whole weekend,” Millard told the Globe. “I didn’t even get to wish my mother a happy Mother’s Day.”
Attorney general files suit against California contractor
Attorney General Chris Koster on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a California man, alleging he failed to provide construction materials and home repair services that had been paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.
Pierce City man hurt in accident in Barry County
A Pierce City man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 7 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 248, two miles west of Jenkins in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Woman to stand trial on felony count of child abuse
A rural Joplin woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on a felony count of child abuse related to the alleged bruising of her 12-year-old daughter’s buttocks and arms.
Fire destroys garage, two vehicles inside
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — A Tuesday night fire that destroyed a garage and two vehicles at an address south of Carl Junction may have had an electrical cause.
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