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Joplin woman granted probation in assault case
A Joplin woman was assessed a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to a reduced charge in a robbery case.
Intruder cuts man across forehead, runs down alley
A 22-year-old man was slashed across the forehead with a knife by an intruder he encountered late Wednesday night inside his home in Joplin, police said.
Ex-YMCA camp worker draws prison term
A federal judge has sentenced a former employee of a YMCA camp in Lawrence County to 20 years in prison without parole for sexual exploitation of a teenager.
Former camp employee sentenced to 20 years for child sex crime
Matthew O’Dell, 29, of Springfield, was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to 20 years in federal prison without parole for sexually exploiting children.
Candle blamed in fire at Miami home
MIAMI, Okla. — A candle that was left burning in a bathroom is believed to have started a fire Tuesday morning that caused about $20,000 worth of damage to a house in Miami.
Trial ordered or man facing weapon charge
A Joplin man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday on a felony gun charge he is facing in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Police believe car dealership burglaries linked
They cut a hole in the fence at the back of Frank Fletcher Ford’s lot, and pried open doors on both the west and east ends of the car dealership to gain entry.
Once inside, they went straight for the safe and cut into it.
Car dealership’s ex-controller charged with embezzlement
A former controller and manager of accounting at Frank Fletcher Ford in Joplin has been indicted in connection with the embezzlement of more than $88,000 from the dealership.
Controller at Joplin car dealership indicted for embezzlement
A federal grand jury today indicted a woman for embezzling more than $88,000 from Frank Fletcher Ford in Joplin.
Washburn man dies in wake of accident; wife seriously injured
A Washburn man was killed and his wife was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:20 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 76, a half-mile north of Ridgeley in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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