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Joplin man pleads guilty to reduced charge in shooting incident
A Joplin man accused of shooting at another man’s vehicle a year ago pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of unlawful possession of a firearm. William K. Richardson, 37, pleaded guilty during a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced Sept. 22.
Webb City woman draws probation for robbery at mall
A 22-year-old Webb City woman who pleaded guilty to robbery in a shoplifting incident at the J.C. Penney store in Northpark Mall received a suspended sentence Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Carthage man pleads guilty in sexual abuse case
A Carthage man pleaded guilty Monday to sexual abuse of a 12-year-old girl in a plea agreement that would cap the length of his prison term at no more than 15 years.
Burglary conviction draws shock prison time
A Joplin man who received 120 days of shock incarceration time Friday in a drunken-driving case in Jasper County Circuit Court was assessed a concurrent sentence Monday in a burglary case.
Joplin Court Log
The Joplin court log for July 21, 2014.
Details released about weekend shooting in Crawford County
A homeowner claims he was shot during a home invasion in rural Crawford County over the weekend.
Equipment stolen from several planes at Aurora airport
Police are investigating the theft of more than $100,000 in equipment from the Aurora Municipal Airport.
Two people injured in traffic accidents on roads in area
A Tulsa, Oklahoma, man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Missouri Highway 90.
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.
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