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Joplin woman granted probation in endangerment case
A Joplin woman who was convicted of felony child endangerment for residing with her three preschool children in an unsanitary apartment was assessed a suspended sentence Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court.
Woman suffers cut to neck, ear at club
A 23-year-old woman required 30 stitches to close a wound suffered over the weekend on the dance floor of the Jukebox Saturday Night club in Joplin.
Police say death of baby not suspicious
Joplin police say they found no suggestion of anything suspicious in the death of a 2-month-old boy who died Friday morning at the apartment of his parents and that no charges will be sought.
Pittsburg man facing charges from chase, search of home
The capture of a suspect who was chased by law enforcement across the state line into Kansas from Missouri led to a search of his home in Pittsburg and the seizure of drugs and money, according to authorities.
Former Sarcoxie board member withdraws guilty plea
A federal judge has allowed former Sarcoxie School Board member John Lewis to withdraw the guilty plea he entered to a charge of possessing child pornography.
Infant death under investigation
Joplin police on Friday were investigating the death of an infant at Michigan Apartments, 1502 Michigan Ave., said Joplin police Cpl. Austin Wolf.
Court appearance set for murder suspect
David C. Bennett Jr., 22, of Cherryvale, will have an initial court appearance at 11 a.m. Monday in the Labette County Courthouse, Oswego, according to the Kansas Attorney General’s office.
Joplin man injured in traffic accident on State Line Road
A Joplin man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 2:40 a.m. Thursday on State Line Road, two miles south of Joplin in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Area woman hurt in traffic accident in McDonald County
A Southwest City woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 43, five miles north of Southwest City in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Felony drug charges filed against three in separate cases
Felony drug charges have been filed against three suspects arrested by Joplin police in separate recent incidents.
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