The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

Crime & Courts
  • Fire forces man to jump from balcony

    A Joplin resident was forced to jump from an upstairs balcony when his home caught fire Monday night after an explosion.

    April 16, 2014

  • Shooter in Joplin murder sentenced to life in prison

    The teen convicted of being the triggerman in the murder of Jacob Wages was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with the possibility of parole. At a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin, Circuit Judge Gayle Crane followed a jury’s recommendations in assessing Daniel D. Hartman, 18, two life sentences on convictions for second-degree murder and armed criminal action, and 15 years on a conviction for burglary.

    April 15, 2014

  • Ex-Jasper teacher’s aide accused of sexual contact with student

    A former teacher’s aide at Jasper High School has been charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student and is being investigated for possible sexual contact with other boys at the school. Janice L. Rusk, 43, was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree statutory rape and second-degree statutory sodomy following investigations by school officials and law enforcement.

    April 15, 2014

  • Suspect in assault on officer apprehended in Texas

    The U.S. Marshals Service caught up with a suspect in Texas who was wanted in an assault on a Seneca police officer and alleged probation violations in Arkansas. Cory A. Rantz, 25, is being held in Collin County north of Dallas on warrants issued in Missouri and Arkansas. Federal marshals reportedly located the fugitive at a strip mall in Texas on Monday afternoon and took him into custody.

    April 15, 2014

  • 070912-Daniel-Hartman.jpg Hartman receives life terms

    The teen convicted of being the triggerman in the murder of Jacob Wages was sentenced today to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Janice Rusk 041514.jpg Teacher’s aide accused of sexual contact with student

    A former teacher’s aide at Jasper High School has been charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old student and is being investigated for possible sexual contact with other boys at the school.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cory Rantz 041514 c.jpg Suspect in assault of officer nabbed in Texas

    The U.S. Marshals Service caught up with a suspect in Texas on Monday who was wanted in an assault on a Seneca police officer and probation violations in Arkansas.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 22-year-old man held on charges in store break-in

    PITTSBURG, Kan. — A 22-year-old man is being held on charges stemming from a break-in a month ago at Pitt Discount Liquor in Pittsburg.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nine arrests made in DWI checkpoint by police in Joplin

    Police made nine arrests for alleged drunken driving at a sobriety checkpoint established over the weekend at Seventh Street and Illinois Avenue in Joplin.

    April 15, 2014

  • Suspect in Kansas shooting has long history as white supremacist

    Frazier Glenn Cross drew the ire of Joplin residents in 2006 when several hundred copies of his white supremacist newspaper were landing on lawns in the city. The White Patriot Leader spouted the usual Cross diatribe. A race war was imminent. The “newspaper for white Americans,” as it billed itself, ranted against an invasion of the country by illegal Hispanic immigrants, the proliferation of black culture, and a purported takeover of the government, banks and the media by Jews.

    April 14, 2014

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