A 28-year-old woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11:15 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 59, about five miles south of Jay in Delaware County, Okla., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Gentry Pierce, of Grove, Okla., was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, the state patrol said.
Pierce was driving a northbound vehicle that ran off the roadway, rolled down an embankment and came to rest on its top, the patrol said.
• An Arkansas man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 69, a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 160, according to the Crawford County (Kan.) Sheriff’s Department.
Alan D. Zornes, 70, of Siloam Springs, was taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan., authorities said.
Zornes was driving a southbound pickup truck that had stopped on the shoulder of the highway before suddenly shooting across both southbound lanes, the median and the northbound lanes, and crashing into the fence of some buffalo pens, according to the department.
• A Webb City woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 3:21 p.m. Saturday on Range Line Road near 17th Street, according to a Joplin police report.
Heather G. Simon, 25, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, police said.
Simon was driving a northbound vehicle that ran into the rear of a northbound vehicle driven by Sarah A. Trout, 30, of Mindenmines, the report said.
• Three people were injured in an accident involving a police patrol car at 5:57 p.m. Friday at Range Line Road and East Seventh Street, according to a Joplin police report.
The driver of one of the three vehicles involved, Bruce H. Hursh, 53, of Springfield, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. Brooke E. Witt, 33, of Monett, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Nickolas S. Witt, 33, of Monett, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin. The officer involved, Catherine A. Ramoly, 25, was treated for minor injuries at Freeman Hospital West.
A report states that the officer was eastbound on her way to an injury accident with her emergency lights and siren on, and entered the intersection against a red light through a path provided by other drivers pulling over to get out of her way. But the Witt vehicle, which was northbound and had a green light, collided with the patrol car and then slid into Hursh’s car, which was stopped in traffic facing west, the report said.
• A 79-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 10:37 a.m. Friday on West Second Street at Jackson Avenue, according to a Joplin police report.
Wanda Speck, of Joplin, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, the report said.
Speck was a passenger in an eastbound car driven by Emma R. Newton, 53, of Joplin, that collided with a northbound car driven by Christina M. Ensor-Kubiena, 62, of Joplin, the report said.
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Arma mother facing murder charge in sleeping baby’s death
Heather Buckalew fell asleep on a couch with her 4-month-old baby after a night last summer drinking beer with her boyfriend. The boyfriend, Donald Harvey, got up to go to work a few hours later and spotted his son, lying face down on a pillow between the back of the couch and his sleeping mother.
Vandals cause $37,000 in damage at Joplin business
A Joplin business owner was the victim of a weekend vandalism spree that resulted in an estimated $37,000 in damages and theft, in addition to putting the company out of service for at least two days.
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.
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