A Wheaton man was injured in a one-car accident at 9 a.m. Thursday on Route W, four miles west of Butterfield in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Edward K. Anderson, 60, suffered minor injuries when his eastbound vehicle ran off the road and overturned, the patrol said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cassville.
• A Carthage woman was injured in a car-truck crash at 6:30 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 44, a mile west of Sarcoxie in Jasper County, the state patrol said.
Christine E. Yunek, 38, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin with moderate injuries, the patrol said. The driver of the tractor-trailer was Tatarino Capetillo, 63, of Weslaco, Texas.stet on all names
The patrol reported that Yunek’s westbound car left the roadway, struck a bridge, came back onto the road and struck the tractor-trailer.
• A truck driver from Amarillo, Texas, was injured when his rig ran off the road at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 44 in Lawrence County, according to the patrol.
Troy A. Inlow, 48, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to Aurora Community Hospital.
The patrol reported that he was westbound when his truck ran off the left side of the road, struck an emergency crossover, ran through a median cable and came to rest on the eastbound side of the interstate.
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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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