A 42-year-old woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:43 a.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 69, a half-mile north of 640th Avenue, according to the Crawford County (Kan.) Sheriff’s Department.
Kandi K. Martin, of Spring Hill, Kan., was taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, the Sheriff’s Department said.
Martin was driving a southbound vehicle that ran off the road and rolled in a ditch, coming to rest on its side, the department said.
• A Springfield man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 44, two miles east of Mount Vernon in Lawrence County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Oliver D. Blount, 29, was taken to Mercy Hospital Springfield, the patrol said.
Blount was a passenger in an eastbound car that struck a bridge, the patrol said. The identity of the driver remained under investigation, the patrol said.
• A 24-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 9:01 p.m. Wednesday on Indiana Avenue near 34th Street, according to a Joplin Police Department report.
Jessica E. Morlock, of Joplin, was taken to Freeman Hospital West, the report said.
Morlock was a passenger in a northbound vehicle driven by Alejandro D. Martinez, 56, of Joplin, that had run out of gas and come to a stop when a car driven by Judith A. Turner, 73, of Joplin, ran into it from behind, the report said.
• Three people were injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday on Route H, a mile north of Freistatt in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri state patrol.
The driver of the pickup truck, Patricia R. Brown, 21, of Monett, was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital Springfield with serious injuries. Her passengers, Kelsi L. Brown, 22, and Brooklyn E. Marie-Harville, 5, both of Monett, were taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
The northbound truck ran off the road and down an embankment before overturning, the patrol said.
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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.
Pittsburg couple arrested; children taken out of home
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Pittsburg couple was arrested and their three children removed from their care Wednesday when narcotics officers allegedly seized marijuana, methamphetamine and other items in a search of their home.
Joplin man arrested on felony charge of past sexual abuse
A 16-year-old girl’s recent disclosures to her mother regarding past sexual abuse has led to the arrest and charging of a Joplin man.
Identity-theft victim jailed on culprit’s warrant
Kurt Millard spent most of last weekend in the Jasper County Jail, locked up on another man’s arrest warrant. The 26-year-old Joplin resident could not convince his jailers they had the wrong guy. “I got the run-around the whole weekend,” Millard told the Globe. “I didn’t even get to wish my mother a happy Mother’s Day.”
Attorney general files suit against California contractor
Attorney General Chris Koster on Thursday filed a lawsuit against a California man, alleging he failed to provide construction materials and home repair services that had been paid for by victims of the Joplin tornado.
Pierce City man hurt in accident in Barry County
A Pierce City man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 7 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 248, two miles west of Jenkins in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Woman to stand trial on felony count of child abuse
A rural Joplin woman waived her right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on a felony count of child abuse related to the alleged bruising of her 12-year-old daughter’s buttocks and arms.
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