Joplin police arrested a suspect in connection with a felony shoplifting incident May 29 at the Wal-Mart store at 2623 W. Seventh St.
Yolanda D. Smith, of Joplin, was arrested Friday night near Eighth Street and Minnesota Avenue, and was charged with felony stealing and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said Smith is accused of being one of two women who left the Wal-Mart store without paying for a television set, a pair of pants and some toilet paper with a combined value of $502.97.
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Mother draws prison term in toddler’s drug death
A Granby mother whose 22-month-old son died from ingesting a methadone pill that she dropped in church was sentenced Monday to four years in prison for involuntary manslaughter.
Fugitive arrested in Joplin assault case
A fugitive wanted for an assault in Joplin on Oct. 30 that left a woman critically injured was located Friday and taken into custody.
Name of victim released in Range Line accident
Rance M. Mata, 36, has been identified by police as the man killed in an accident Saturday night on Range Line Road.
Fire destroys home in Joplin; no injuries cited
An electrical failure is believed to have caused a fire that destroyed a rental home early Friday morning in the 400 block of North Main Street in Joplin.
Galena woman’s case to be reviewed after 120 days
A Jasper County judge assessed a Kansas woman four years in prison Friday on convictions for forgery and receiving stolen property, with a review of her case for possible placement on probation after 120 days.
Felony drug charges filed against three
Felony drug charges were filed against three people arrested by Joplin police in separate incidents on Thursday.
Pittsburg man dies in house fire; cause still out
PITTSBURG, Kan. — An early morning house fire Friday claimed the life of a Pittsburg man.
Second plea deal struck in Joplin murder case
A second defendant has accepted a plea offer in the Jacob Wages murder case, agreeing to testify against the suspected shooter, Daniel Hartman, in exchange for a lighter sentence.
House fire claims life in Pittsburg
An early morning house fire claimed the life of a Pittsburg man Friday.
Suspect's bond set at $5 million in slaying of family
David C. Bennett Jr. has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Cami Umbarger and her three children.
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