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Police nab 11 suspects after prostitution sting
Eleven people were charged Wednesday in Joplin Municipal Court after a prostitution sting conducted by Joplin police last Friday at a Joplin motel.
Fire damages vacant home
A fire that damaged a house in the 1900 block of South Pearl Avenue was deliberately set, Joplin Fire Department officials said Tuesday.
Joplin man charged in Carthage thefts
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage police officials believe that an arrest made Monday in Joplin may have cleared up several thefts from Carthage homes and vehicles.
Joplin resident enters guilty plea to tornado fraud
A Joplin man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits in the wake of the May 22, 2011, tornado.
Stockton man dies in ATV accident
STOCKTON, Mo. — A Stockton man died in an accident involving an all-terrain vehicle about 10 p.m. Monday in Cedar County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Arizona inmate gets life term for killing couple
An Arizona inmate convicted of kidnapping and murdering a retired Oklahoma couple in New Mexico after he escaped from prison was sentenced Tuesday to life behind bars without the chance of parole.
Authorities release name of Newton County child killed by gunshot Monday
Miranda Doerr, the 3-year-old daughter of Jennifer and Michael Doerr, was the rural Newton County girl who died of a gunshot wound Monday.
Former Baxter Springs councilman assessed two life sentences
After hearing testimony Monday from victims who described a former Baxter Springs school crossing guard and city councilman as a “monster,” a Cherokee County judge sentenced Stanley Pickering to prison for more than 75 years.
3-year-old child killed in accidental handgun shooting
A 3-year-old Newton County girl was declared dead at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin after she suffered an accidental gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. No names were being released at this point, said Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland.
Child dies from gunshot
A three-year-old girl died Monday at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Freeman Health System after suffering a gunshot wound to the head.
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