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.
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Former agency employee pleads guilty in tornado fraud case
A former employee of the Economic Security Corp. in Joplin pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding a disaster relief program that assisted victims of the 2011 tornado. Herlana L. Latham, 32, a former resident of Joplin now living in Memphis, Tenn., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Springfield to conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Authorities release photos of man who robbed bank
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Three minors seriously injured in Friday night accident
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