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Bank robber ordered to serve prison sentence
A man who robbed American Bank in Galena, Kan., on July 22 has been sent to prison for five years.
Drunken driver in double fatality accident granted probation
In ordering Jeremy Johnson to perform 200 hours of community service back in August, Judge Gayle Crane suggested that he complete them in a program such as Safe and Sober, which targets underage drinking and driving.
Sunday morning fire displaces Joplin family
A Sunday morning fire that left a Joplin residence no longer habitable is believed to have been caused by an electrical short in the attic.
Suspect in custody in robbery of restaurant customer
A 20-year-old suspect is in custody at the Jasper County Jail in connection with the robbery of a customer Friday morning at the Sonic Drive-In restaurant in Carthage.
Two more bodies extricated from vehicle pulled from lake
GROVE, Okla. — The bodies of two more young men were recovered Saturday, bringing to three the number of those killed when a vehicle ran off a county road and plunged over an 80-foot cliff into Grand Lake north of Grove.
Fatal bank robbery crash draws federal scrutiny
The federal government has taken over prosecution of a suspect in a bank robbery attempt in Miami that ended in a fatal crash. The Justice Department is reviewing the case for possible application of the death penalty.
Carthage liquor store robber sent to prison
A judge assessed a 24-year-old man 11 years in prison Friday for robbing a liquor store in Carthage while he was on probation in an assault case. Circuit Judge David Mouton sentenced Jered C. Vera to the prison term during a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court in Joplin.
Self-defense claim made in Anderson stabbing death
Boyd Marcum returned to the scene as Kevin Anderson was bleeding from the fatal stab wound to his chest, an Anderson police officer testified Thursday at Marcum’s preliminary hearing on a murder charge.
Carl Junction man sent to prison for 25 years in child porn case
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced a Carl Junction man to 25 years in prison without parole for receiving child pornography over the Internet.
Columbus man struck by car, killed
A resident of Columbus, Kan., has died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a car shortly after 6 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 160, less than three miles east of Columbus, according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department.
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