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Deputies looking for truck involved in storage burglary
Jasper County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a white Chevrolet pickup truck that was involved in a March 30 burglary of several storage units near Sarcoxie.
Webb City man pleads guilty in assault case
A Webb City man has pleaded guilty to hitting his former girlfriend in the face with a walking stick so hard that one of her eyeballs was knocked loose from its socket.
Ex-councilman, crossing guard pleads guilty to child molestation
A former Baxter Springs city councilman and school crossing guard pleaded guilty Tuesday in Cherokee County District Court to six counts of having sexual contact with children. Stanley Pickering, 79, was wearing orange Cherokee County Jail garb and shackles around his ankles as he waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated indecent liberties, one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and one count of aggravated indecent solicitation.
Former Baxter Springs City Councilman pleads guilty to charges involving minors
A former Baxter Springs city councilman and school crossing guard pleaded guilty in Cherokee County District Court today to six counts of having sexual contact with children.
Surveillance photos released from Sarcoxie burglary
Jasper County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a white Chevrolet pickup truck involved in a March 30 burglary of several storage units near Sarcoxie.
Coroner rules death of man case of suicide
The Jasper County coroner has ruled the death Friday afternoon of a 27-year-old Joplin man a suicide by gunshot.
Aroma prompts evacuation of mall temporary school
Students at the Joplin High School mall campus were temporarily evacuated from the building Monday morning after a malfunction of a heating and air-conditioning unit.
Judge grants probation to man in child-porn case
A judge granted a suspended sentence and probation Monday to a defendant convicted of possessing child pornography on a computer at the business where he worked in Joplin.
Joplin police working two cases of sexual assault
Joplin police are working two sexual assault reports received over the weekend.
Third defendant sentenced in Jacob Wages murder
A judge assessed a third defendant 15 years in prison Monday for his role in the murder of Jacob Wages of Joplin. Circuit Judge David Dally sentenced Elijah N. Taylor to the term on a conviction for second-degree murder at a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court.
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