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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Former Eagle Rock postmaster sent to prison
A federal judge today sentenced a former postmaster at Eagle Rock to three years and eight months in prison without parole for conspiring to rob a convenience store.
Joplin Court Log
Joplin court log for July 31, 2014.
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Drug charges filed in four arrests by Joplin police
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Barricaded man commits suicide
A 32-year-old man took his own life Tuesday night after barricading himself in an upstairs room of his home and firing several gunshots.
Monett residents hurt in accident in Barry County
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Fire extensively damages home; woman escapes
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Joplin couple indicted on child pornography charges
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