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Woman, 91, dies of injuries in wake of traffic accident
A 91-year-old woman on Thursday died of injuries sustained when a sport utility vehicle crashed into a the trailer of a truck rig at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the junction of Interstate 49 and Route AA in Neosho, according to the Neosho Police Department.
Driver in DWI accident sentenced to treatment center
A judge assessed a 28-year-old Joplin man five years in prison Friday on vehicular assault and drunken-driving convictions related to an injury accident, with court review of the case for possible placement on probation after 120 days in the state’s Institutional Treatment Center.
One killed, two injured in crash at Neosho
A 91-year-old woman died of injuries sustained when a sport utility vehicle crashed into the trailer of a semi-truck at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday at the junction of Interstate 44 and Route AA in Neosho, and two others were seriously injured, according to the Neosho Police Department.
Two men face charges of theft of copper wire
GIRARD, Kan. — Two men were arrested Thursday morning on suspicion of stealing wire from railroad utility poles and pieces of metal from railroad tracks in Crawford County.
Woman tells police of being raped
Joplin police are investigating a reported rape of a woman Wednesday night on West Seventh Street.
Chase of stolen car ends in crash
Occupants of a stolen BMW that Joplin police stopped early Wednesday morning on Missouri Highway 249 led officers on a chase through the city ending in a crash at the roundabout on Hearnes Boulevard.
Two motorists hurt in traffic accident east of Carthage
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 11:25 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 96, a mile east of Carthage, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Carthage-area man waives hearing in sex-abuse case
A rural Carthage man waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges that he sexually abused a girl younger than 14.
Joplin man ordered to stand trial on multiple charges
NEOSHO, Mo. — A Joplin man has been ordered bound over for trial on charges that he stole a pickup truck, caused a crash while fleeing police and tried to commandeer another vehicle.
Joplin man sent to prison for sexual abuse of girl
A rural Joplin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of molesting a 13-year-old girl and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
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