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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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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