An Exeter man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:40 a.m. Friday on Route W at Wheaton in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Chao Khang, 43, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville, the patrol said.
Khang was driving an eastbound car that collided with a northbound car driven by Macy M. Brattin, 16, of Exeter, when Brattin pulled out in front of Khang, the patrol said.
• A Joplin woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 6:35 a.m. Friday on Route P, two miles north of Joplin in Jasper County, the state patrol said.
Rachelle L. Nance, 32, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, the patrol said.
She was driving a southbound car that ran off the road and struck a sign and a utility pole, the patrol said.
• A Stotts City man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 6:50 p.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 97, a half-mile south of Stotts City in Lawrence County, according to the patrol.
Kenneth M. Shepard, 71, was taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, the state patrol said.
Shepard was driving a northbound pickup truck that ran off the road and struck several trees, the patrol said.
• Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 5:17 p.m. Thursday on East 32nd Street at Serene Lane, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
Claudia G. Francisco, 62, of Noel, was taken to Freeman Hospital West. Teresa L. Bracker-Robertson, 52, of Joplin, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Joplin.
Francisco was eastbound and turning left onto Serene Lane when her car collided with Bracker-Robertson’s westbound vehicle, the police report said.
• A rural Neosho man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:12 a.m. Wednesday on East Fourth Street at Division Avenue, according to a Joplin police report.
John C. Peacock II, 31, was taken to an unspecified hospital, the report said.
Peacock was driving a westbound pickup truck that was struck in the rear by a westbound vehicle driven by Joshua B. James, 37, of Joplin, when Peacock came to a stop in traffic, the report said.
- Crime & Courts
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.
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.
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.
Two motorists hurt in traffic accident southeast of Monett
Two people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1:40 p.m. Monday on Farm Road 1100, two miles southeast of Monett in Barry County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Second plea deal reached in starved child case
A woman who lived with a Joplin woman convicted of starving her 3-year-old daughter pleaded guilty Monday to her role in the abuse of the girl.
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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