A Cassville man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Barry County Road 2070, five miles northwest of Purdy, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Jesus Rodriguez, 19, driver of a pickup, was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Hospital Cassville.
The patrol said the eastbound pickup ran off the road and overturned.
• An Erie, Kan., man was injured in a motorcycle accident at 4:05 p.m. Saturday on Kansas Highway 47, three-quarters of a mile west of U.S. Highway 69 in Crawford County, according to the county Sheriff’s Department.
Richard Roles, 49, was taken by helicopter to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin.
Authorities said the westbound motorcycle went beyond “road closed” signs and through barricades in a construction zone, and struck a parked vehicle.
• A Frontenac, Kan., teenager was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 12:59 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 69, near the intersection of 600 Avenue in Crawford County, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
Jessica Pingree, 16, driver of the vehicle, was taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kan.
Deputies said Pingree attempted to change lanes in her northbound vehicle to avoid striking another vehicle that had turned in front of her.
The vehicle ran off the road and rolled several times before coming to rest on its side.
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Marionville man hurt in accident in Barry County
A Marionville man suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 11:14 a.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 60, two miles east of Monett in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Fire forces man to jump from balcony
A Joplin resident was forced to jump from an upstairs balcony when his home caught fire Monday night after an explosion.
Shooter in Joplin murder sentenced to life in prison
The teen convicted of being the triggerman in the murder of Jacob Wages was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. At a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin, Circuit Judge Gayle Crane followed a jury’s recommendations in assessing Daniel D. Hartman, 18, two life sentences on convictions for second-degree murder and armed criminal action, and 15 years on a conviction for burglary.
Ex-Jasper teacher’s aide accused of sexual contact with student
A former teacher’s aide at Jasper High School has been charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student and is being investigated for possible sexual contact with other boys at the school. Janice L. Rusk, 43, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy following investigations by school officials and law enforcement.
Suspect in assault on officer apprehended in Texas
The U.S. Marshals Service caught up with a suspect in Texas who was wanted in an assault on a Seneca police officer and alleged probation violations in Arkansas. Cody A. Rantz, 25, is being held in Collin County north of Dallas on warrants issued in Missouri and Arkansas. Federal marshals reportedly located the fugitive at a strip mall in Texas on Monday afternoon and took him into custody.
Hartman receives life terms
The teen convicted of being the triggerman in the murder of Jacob Wages was sentenced today to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Teacher’s aide accused of sexual contact with student
A former teacher’s aide at Jasper High School has been charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student and is being investigated for possible sexual contact with other boys at the school.
Suspect in assault of officer nabbed in Texas
The U.S. Marshals Service caught up with a suspect in Texas on Monday who was wanted in an assault on a Seneca police officer and probation violations in Arkansas.
22-year-old man held on charges in store break-in
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A 22-year-old man is being held on charges stemming from a break-in a month ago at Pitt Discount Liquor in Pittsburg.
Nine arrests made in DWI checkpoint by police in Joplin
Police made nine arrests for alleged drunken driving at a sobriety checkpoint established over the weekend at Seventh Street and Illinois Avenue in Joplin.
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