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Charges dropped in family’s dispute with police
A special prosecutor has dropped misdemeanor charges against a Joplin father and son arising from a dispute with police and paramedics after a family member’s suicide. James Nichols, a special prosecutor from Lamar, had the charges against Kevin Russell, 44, and Brant Russell, 22, dismissed last week in Joplin Municipal Court.
Anderson baby found safe in Florida; parents remain in custody
Six-month-old Mitchell Farris was found safe and healthy Sunday night in Miami, Fla., said Anderson police Chief Donavon Pierson. The Amber Alert issued for the child was canceled about 7 p.m. Sunday.
Anderson child found safe in Florida, parents remain in custody
Six-month-old Mitchell Farris was found safe and healthy Sunday night in Miami, Fla., said Anderson police Chief Donavon Pierson.
Couple charged with burglary at relative’s house
A Joplin couple were charged with burglary after they allegedly entered the home of a relative and stole cash and other items.
Icy road cited in injury accident just north of Joplin
A 20-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 6:20 a.m. Thursday on Peace Church Road, a mile north of Joplin in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Washburn woman tells authorities of home invasion
CASSVILLE, Mo. — Authorities said they have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a Southwest Missouri woman.
Arkansas man to stand trial in DWI accident
A Jasper County judge ordered a 27-year-old Arkansas man bound over for trial Thursday on a charge of vehicular assault in connection with an accident Aug. 2 on Missouri Highway 171 west of Carthage.
Jeffrey Bruner, accused killer of MSSU coach, bound over for trial
Dawn Bruner recalled in court Thursday how her husband, Jeffrey Bruner, confronted her and Missouri Southern State University assistant football coach Derek Moore as they emerged from a Joplin theater complex Nov. 1.
Charge dismissed in assault case
The Jasper County prosecutor’s office dropped a charge against a Carthage man in a felony assault case Wednesday when the alleged victim retracted his account of what happened.
Teen faces charge of stealing cellphones
A 17-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday at Northpark Mall for allegedly attempting to sell two cellphones recently stolen at the Joplin Family Y.
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