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Former Webb City teacher charged with sexual contact with student
A former Webb City High School choir teacher was charged Tuesday in Jasper County Circuit Court with having sexual contact with a student. According to a probable-cause statement, Carrie Njoroge, 30, of Oronogo, had consensual sexual intercourse with an 18-year-old male student in her office at Webb City High School during the evening hours of April 15.
Man wounded in shooting on State Line Road
Jasper County sheriff’s deputies are sorting out what happened in a dispute between neighbors that sent a man to the hospital with a gunshot to his abdomen from a handgun.
Russell lawsuit removed to federal court
The lawsuit filed against the city of Joplin and its police department by the Kevin Russell family has been removed to federal court at the request of the city’s outside counsel.
Webb City teacher charged with sexual contact with student
A former Webb City High School choir teacher was charged Tuesday in Jasper County Circuit Court with sexual contact with a student.
Circuit judge orders Joplin man to serve two years in prison
A Jasper County judge sentenced a Joplin man to two years in prison Monday for failure to register as a sex offender.
Carthage man facing charge in shoplifting
CARTHAGE, Mo. — Police arrested a 21-year-old shoplifting suspect on a robbery charge Sunday night after he allegedly scuffled with an employee of the Wal-Mart store in Carthage.
Local woman’s death under investigation; fumes suspected
A 34-year-old woman died Tuesday when she apparently was overcome by fumes from the cleaning agents that she was using, according to Joplin police.
Neosho man granted probation after guilty plea
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 30-year-old Neosho man pleaded guilty Monday to felony child endangerment of an autistic boy he mentored for about a year through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
Bronaugh man hurt in accident on Highway 43
A Bronaugh man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 3:40 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 43, north of Bronaugh in Vernon County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Top of man’s ear cut off; victim mum on assailant
Joplin police are investigating an assault with a knife that reportedly cost the victim a part of his ear.
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