A Neosho man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday on Hammer Road at Mulberry Road in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Rodney E. Blue, 52, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
Blue was riding a westbound motorcycle that collided with a tractor-trailer driven by Jeremy D. Greene, 34, of Rogers, Ark., when Greene pulled into Blue’s path, the state patrol said.
• A woman from Liberal was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 5:22 a.m. Wednesday on Route K, two miles north of Liberal in Barton County, the state patrol said.
Melissa L. Laymon, 31, was taken to Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar, the state patrol said.
Laymon was driving a southbound vehicle that ran off the road and overturned when she swerved to avoid a deer, the patrol said.
• A resident of Parsons, Kan., was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1:17 a.m. Wednesday on a county road about seven miles northwest of Commerce, Okla., according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Susan Maxwell, 44, was flown by medical helicopter to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Maxwell was driving a westbound vehicle that ran off the road and struck a tree and a fence post before rolling onto its top, the patrol said.
- Crime & Courts
Youth shot in shoulder after reportedly encountering burglars
A male juvenile was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder after a reported home invasion early Saturday in the 100 block of South 250th Street, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Webb City man placed on probation in assault case
A rural Webb City man pleaded guilty to a reduced charge Monday in a child abuse case and received a suspended sentence with probation.
Man enters plea to reduced charge in drug case
A Joplin man charged with trafficking in crack cocaine pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of felony possession in a plea deal with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office.
Joplin man pleads guilty to reduced charge in shooting incident
A Joplin man accused of shooting at another man’s vehicle a year ago pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. William K. Richardson, 37, pleaded guilty during a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced Sept. 22.
Webb City woman draws probation for robbery at mall
A 22-year-old Webb City woman who pleaded guilty to robbery in a shoplifting incident at the J.C. Penney store in Northpark Mall received a suspended sentence Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case
A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.
Burglary conviction draws shock prison time
A Joplin man who received 120 days of shock incarceration time Friday in a drunken-driving case in Jasper County Circuit Court was assessed a concurrent sentence Monday in a burglary case.
Joplin Court Log
The Joplin court log for July 21, 2014.
Details released about weekend shooting in Crawford County
A homeowner claims he was shot during a home invasion in rural Crawford County over the weekend.
Equipment stolen from several planes at Aurora airport
Police are investigating the theft of more than $100,000 in equipment from the Aurora Municipal Airport.
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