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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Rented TV’s memory source of child pornography charges
A Cassville man was charged Monday in federal court with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet following the discovery of illicit pictures on a rented television. The U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri filed a criminal complaint on Matthew Casas, 25, in U.S. District Court in Springfield.
Last defendant sentenced in Pittsburg slaying
Nathan Whitney expressed remorse Thursday when he became the last of four young Joplin men assessed prison terms for the murder of Ryan Bailey two years ago in Pittsburg. The 29-year-old defendant listened to Bailey’s wife and adoptive mother render emotional victim-impact statements at his sentencing hearing in Crawford County District Court before standing up and responding to their loss.
Man to stand trial in statutory sodomy case
A judge ordered a Carthage man bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge that he had sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl.
Arkansas woman injured in accident east of Eagle Rock
A resident of Arkansas was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 86, one mile east of Eagle Rock in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Three teens to stand trial in mall shopper robbery
Three teenagers were bound over for trial Wednesday on charges that they robbed a holiday shopper of her purse at gunpoint in the parking lot of Northpark Mall in Joplin.
Nevada man dies of injuries suffered in traffic accident
A Nevada man died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at 4:16 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 43 at Route N in Bronaugh, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Felony drug charges filed in two cases
Felony drug charges have been filed against suspects arrested in separate incidents Monday at the Motel 6 and a Vintage Stock store in Joplin.
Child pornography charges filed on Cassville man
A Cassville man was charged today in federal court with receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.
Noel man hurt in traffic accident north of Pineville
A Noel man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:50 a.m. Monday on Interstate 49, one mile north of Pineville in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Woman tells police of being robbed by acquaintance
A 28-year-old Joplin woman reported being robbed at gunpoint Saturday by a male acquaintance who was giving her a ride.
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