A Liberal resident was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:35 p.m. Friday on Highway 43, eight miles north of Joplin in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Lowell A. Sturgell, 59, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
Sturgell was driving a northbound vehicle that ran off the road and overturned in a field, the patrol said.
• An Oklahoma man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:01 a.m. Friday on Highway 43 in Seneca, the state patrol said.
Bo G. Elliott, 21, of Wyandotte, Okla., was taken to Freeman Neosho Hospital, the patrol said.
Elliott was driving a northbound pickup truck that ran off the road, struck a sign and overturned, the patrol said.
• A Pineville woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 12:45 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 71, six miles south of Pineville in McDonald County, the state patrol said.
Barbara J. Bradbury, 48, was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville, the patrol said.
Bradbury was driving a westbound sport utility vehicle and was attempting to make a left turn onto Highway 71 when her vehicle collided with a northbound car driven by Russell T. Johnson, 49, of Verona, who failed to stop for a stop light, the patrol said.
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Murder warrant issued in fatal domestic shooting
Police believe Doyle Handle shot himself after fatally shooting Dena Davenport during a domestic disturbance Thursday night at their residence in Grove.
No charges to be filed in Joplin shooting case
The nonfatal shooting of a 25-year-old man at a Joplin residence on May 13 has been deemed justified by authorities. Jacob B. Boykin, 21, of Joplin, shot Justin S. Johnson, 25, of Carterville, once in the chest with a small-caliber handgun at 5260 E. Sunny Acres Lane.
Alcohol cited as factor in Grand Lake boat crash that killed two college students
Alcohol was one of several factors contributing to a boating accident on Grand Lake earlier this month that claimed the lives of two college students.
Hired hand won’t face death penalty in Vernon County murder case
The state has agreed not to seek the death penalty against Jeremy L. Maples in the murder of Belinda J. Beisly, but prosecutors have yet to take the option off the table for the victim’s husband, Bob T. Beisly II.
Former IRS worker gets probation after guilty plea to theft of funds
Pittsburg resident and former Internal Revenue Service employee Becky L. Book received two years probation after pleading guilty earlier this year to the theft of $26,449.65 in public funds.
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.
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