A Pittsburg, Kan., couple were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:59 a.m. Friday on Kansas Highway 126 at 140th Street, according to the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department.
Ray Spriggs, 100, and Hazel Spriggs, 86, were taken to Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.
Ray Spriggs was driving on 140th Street and their car collided at Highway 126 with a pickup truck driven by Justin Amershek, 21, of Frontenac, Kan., according to the Sheriff’s Department. The collision sent both vehicles into ditches, with Amershek’s truck hitting a telephone box and crashing through a barbed-wire fence.
• A resident of Aurora was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 5:10 p.m. Thursday on Route TT, a mile east of Madry in Barry County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Terry E. Clay, 57, was taken by ambulance to Cox Hospital in Monett, the patrol said.
Clay was a passenger in a westbound pickup truck driven by Roland S. Adams, 47, of Aurora, that skidded off the side of the road and overturned, the patrol said.
• Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 3:25 p.m. Thursday on Missouri Highway 96, three miles west of Halltown in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
One of the drivers, Melissa M. Thompson, 38, and her passenger, Alexia J. Thompson, 15, both of Ash Grove, were taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield, the state patrol said. The other driver, Joshua D. Eidson, 26, of Springfield, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
Eidson was driving an eastbound box truck that ran into the rear of Thompson’s eastbound car, causing both vehicles to leave the roadway, and the car to overturn, the patrol said.
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Tulsa man faces robbery charge
A suspect in a shoplifting incident Monday at the Sears store in Northpark Mall in Joplin was charged with robbery after he and an accomplice reportedly resisted a store employee’s effort to detain them.
Wrecks injure two on area roadways
A Carthage man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday on East 50th Street, a half-mile east of Joplin in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Assault sends man to Joplin hospital
Joplin police are investigating an apparent felony assault that sent a 20-year-old man to Freeman Hospital West with injuries to his head and shoulder.
Joplin man to stand trial in accident case
A passenger accused of causing an accident on Interstate 44 in Joplin that injured three others as well as himself was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on three felony counts.
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.
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