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Arson charges filed against man in wake of car fires
PITTSBURG, Kan. — Arson charges have been filed against a suspect who was nabbed in the area of two vehicle fires early Saturday in downtown Pittsburg.
Police arrest man in vehicle stolen from lot
A police patrol sergeant spotted a stolen car passing through downtown Joplin early Tuesday and arrested the driver.
Worker suffers hand injury in job accident
A 20-year-old worker suffered a serious injury in an industrial accident last week at the Hampshire Pet Products plant in Joplin, according to a police report released Monday.
Joplin mother assessed prison term in shaken-baby case
A Joplin mother pleaded guilty Monday to child abuse in a shaken-baby case and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Samantha L. Dechert, 25, changed her plea to guilty in a plea deal with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office.
Washburn man hurt in accident near Butterfield
A Washburn man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 8:50 p.m. Thursday on Farm Road 2130, a mile east of Butterfield in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Anderson man hurt in accident on Highway 43
An Anderson man was injured in a one-vehicle accident at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 43, four miles north of Southwest City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
19-year-old charged in McDonald County in death of baby
PINEVILLE, Mo. — A McDonald County man was charged Wednesday with a Class A felony of child abuse that resulted in the death of a child, authorities said.
Pittsburg man arrested in federal firearms case
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A Crawford County man was arrested Tuesday on federal gun charges, according to an announcement from the office of U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.
Joplin man faces charge of receiving stolen property
A Joplin man has been charged with receiving stolen property after the owner of a motor scooter spotted it parked on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Mother draws prison term in child’s strangulation death
A judge ruled Tuesday that a Pittsburg woman should serve 61 months in prison for voluntary manslaughter in the strangulation death of her 13-month-old son. District Judge A.J. Wachter assessed Cara M. Lloyd, 29, the prison term in the death of Cory Jones Jr. on Oct. 29, 2011, at a residence in Frontenac.
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