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Grand Lake boating accident victims identified
Two people who were killed in a boating accident on Grand Lake on Tuesday evening have been identified as Rachel Nicole Swetnam, of Grove, Okla., and William Lewis Varner III, of Texarkana, Ark., according to a statement released Wednesday by the Grand River Dam Authority.
Two motorists hurt in traffic accident south of Carthage
Two people were injured in a three-vehicle accident at 2:55 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 59, six miles south of Carthage, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Four face charges involving drugs after traffic stops
Four people are facing felony drug charges as a consequence of traffic stops conducted Monday by Joplin police.
Felony charge filed after drug raid at Webb City home
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Jasper County Drug Task Force made an arrest and seized eight grams of methamphetamine and components of a meth lab when it served a search warrant Monday night at a home in Webb City.
Miami bomb threat defendant granted probation
A federal judge granted probation Tuesday to a defendant who created a bomb scare at Miami High School on Sept. 11 of last year in an apparent attempt to extort money from a local bank. At a sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell ordered that Bobby Ray Harris, 26, serve eight months of home detention and five years on probation on a conviction for willfully making a threat.
Shooting probe on hold; police wait to speak with wounded man
A young man who was shot in the chest during a confrontation with others at a Joplin residence early Monday morning is expected to survive. Police on Tuesday identified the man wounded in a shooting at a residence on East Sunny Acres Lane as Justin S. Johnson, 25, of Carterville.
Fire damages home in Joplin; no injuries cited
Embers from the burning of some yard waste are believed to have touched off a Saturday night fire that caused extensive damage to a home in Joplin.
Carterville teen draws sentence in robbery case
A judge on Monday assessed an 18-year-old Carterville resident at least 120 days of shock incarceration for forcibly robbing a woman of her purse.
Juvenile passes self off as adult to ‘buy’ vehicles
A 16-year-old boy was able to pass himself off last week as a legitimate adult car buyer and drove off in vehicles from dealerships in Joplin and Oklahoma before being caught.
Lottery tickets stolen from store; winners cashed in at various stores
Joplin police say scratch-off tickets stolen from a Joplin convenience store have been getting cashed at various lottery ticket outlets.
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