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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Newton County man facing charge of child molestation
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 25-year-old Newton County resident was charged Friday with sexually molesting a 4-year-old girl.
Man tells police of racial slur, bottle assault
A 44-year-old man reported having been the victim of a racially motivated assault Thursday morning near 12th and Main streets in Joplin.
11-year-old boy dies of injuries after accident
An 11-year-old boy from Anderson was killed and three other people injured in a single-vehicle accident at 7:49 a.m. Friday on Route NN, one mile east of Anderson in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Driver injured in car accident close to Jasper
A 21-year-old man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 1 a.m. Thursday on County Road 220 at the junction with Route M, four miles southwest of Jasper in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Mother charged with threatening son with knife
A rural Joplin woman is facing a felony weapon charge after authorities say she threatened her 14-year-old son with a knife during a dispute.
Man ordered to stand trial in robbery case
A Joplin man, accused of posing as a pastor to get inside an elderly woman’s home and rob her, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Joplin man pleads guilty in case of felony assault
A Joplin man pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony assault charge in a plea deal with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office.
Housing Authority resident homicide victim
A close friend discovered Jerry D. Loflin deceased inside his apartment Thursday morning, and a few hours later police confirmed that he had been murdered. The 65-year-old resident of the Joplin Housing Authority’s Bartlett Hills complex on the southwest side of the city was well-liked by neighbors.
“He was a real nice man, a generous man,” Frank Norris said. “Always friendly.”
UPDATE: Police release name of murder victim; autopsy scheduled
Police have identified the man murdered in his apartment at the Housing Authority of Joplin complex as Jerry D. Loflin.
Joplin man's death being treated as suspicious
Police are investigating the death of a man inside his apartment on the west side of Joplin.
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