A Springfield man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 37, two miles west of Monett in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Brian P. Robinson, 40, was taken to Mercy Hospital Aurora, the patrol said.
Robinson was driving a northbound car and pulled into the path of a westbound pickup truck driven by Jesse L. Blades, 34, of Monett, the patrol said.
• An Oklahoma woman and an infant from Joplin suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle accident at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 43, five miles south of Joplin in Newton County, the state patrol said.
Linda J. Orcutt, 68, of Miami, Okla., and her passenger, Jackson O’Banion, were taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the state patrol said.
The southbound pickup truck ran off the road, crashed through a fence and struck a tree, the patrol said.
• A woman from Aurora was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 5:44 a.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 60, a mile east of Granby in Newton County, the state patrol said.
Anna M. Cochrane, 30, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, the patrol said.
Cochrane was driving a westbound car that ran off the road and overturned when she swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway, the patrol said.
• A Carthage man was injured in a three-vehicle accident at 3:32 p.m. Monday on Range Line Road at 15th Street, according to a Joplin police report.
Chris E. Triplett, 46, was taken by ambulance to an unspecified hospital, the report said.
Triplett was driving a northbound vehicle that was struck in the rear by a car driven by Anna Cahya B. Meaker, 34, of Webb City, as Triplett was stopped in traffic, the report said. The crash pushed Triplett’s vehicle into the rear of another stopped car. The latter was driven by Glenda S. Shoemaker, 49, of Galena, Kan.
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Joplin mall shopper mugged at gunpoint
Three teenagers are being held on charges that they robbed a woman at gunpoint Wednesday night in the parking lot of Northpark Mall in Joplin. A 60-year-old Webb City resident was getting out of her vehicle about 7:50 p.m. on the southeast side of the mall at 101 N. Range Line Road when a young man came up behind her and demanded her purse. He showed her a gun, and she handed over the purse.
Wheaton woman hurt in accident in Barry County
A Wheaton woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 11 a.m. Thursday on Farm Road 2150, less than a quarter-mile east of Farm Road 1090 in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Fire damages home in Joplin; no injuries cited
The cause of a Thursday morning fire that destroyed a house in Joplin remained under investigation later in the day.
Woman tells police of sexual abuse over 10-year span
A 24-year-old Joplin woman reported to Joplin police on Wednesday that she was sexually abused by a man over a 10-year period.
La Russell man charged with killing wife
A 54-year-old man is in custody in Lawrence County, charged with fatally shooting his wife.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call Monday night from the suspect, David K. Holman, reporting the shooting at the couple’s home near La Russell.
Three suspects arrested in robbery outside Joplin mall
An armed robbery Wednesday night of a woman in the parking lot of Northpark Mall led to the arrest of three suspects.
Quapaw area man facing charges in center break-in
QUAPAW, Okla. — Oklahoma authorities caught a suspect in a burglary of the Peoria Tribe Aquatic Center in the act of trying to sell some of the stolen property at a local salvage yard.
Webb City man accused of sexually abusing young boy
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Jasper County prosecutor has charged a 37-year-old Webb City man with the sexual abuse of a boy under the age of 12.
Couple’s quarrel ends in fatal shooting
A 54-year-old man is believed to have shot and killed his wife, and then called 911 and waited for deputies to arrive at their home east of La Russell. Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay said David K. Holman was arrested Monday night after the fatal shooting of Radonna L. (Roland) Holman, 55, inside their home at 6504 Highway 97.
Nevada police spot, arrest suspect in October theft
NEVADA, Mo. — It took about six weeks, but a suspected auto thief is finally in custody in Nevada.
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