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Man enters plea in sodomy case, faces deportation
NEOSHO, Mo. — A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced charge in a statutory sodomy case involving a 16-year-old boy.
Second defendant sentenced in Jacob Wages murder
Circuit Judge David Mouton today assessed Cody Stephens 15 years in prison for his role in the home-invasion murder of 23-year-old Joplin resident Jacob Wages.
Mindenmines residents hurt in traffic accident in Barton County
Two residents of Mindenmines were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 5:10 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Highway 160, two miles east of Mindenmines in Barton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Last defendant sentenced in Pittsburg slaying
Nathan Whitney expressed remorse Thursday when he became the last of four young Joplin men assessed prison terms for the murder of Ryan Bailey two years ago in Pittsburg. The 29-year-old defendant listened to Bailey’s wife and adoptive mother render emotional victim-impact statements at his sentencing hearing in Crawford County District Court before standing up and responding to their loss.
Man to stand trial in statutory sodomy case
A judge ordered a Carthage man bound over for trial Wednesday on a charge that he had sexual contact with an 8-year-old girl.
Arkansas woman injured in accident east of Eagle Rock
A resident of Arkansas was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 86, one mile east of Eagle Rock in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Three teens to stand trial in mall shopper robbery
Three teenagers were bound over for trial Wednesday on charges that they robbed a holiday shopper of her purse at gunpoint in the parking lot of Northpark Mall in Joplin.
Nevada man dies of injuries suffered in traffic accident
A Nevada man died of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident at 4:16 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 43 at Route N in Bronaugh, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Felony drug charges filed in two cases
Felony drug charges have been filed against suspects arrested in separate incidents Monday at the Motel 6 and a Vintage Stock store in Joplin.
Noel man hurt in traffic accident north of Pineville
A Noel man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:50 a.m. Monday on Interstate 49, one mile north of Pineville in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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