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House fire claims life in Pittsburg
An early morning house fire claimed the life of a Pittsburg man Friday.
Fire destroys home in Joplin
An electrical failure is believed to have caused a fire early today that destroyed a rental home at 436 N. Main St. in Joplin.
Woman ordered to stand trial in assault case
The first of five co-defendants in an alleged drug-related felony assault in September near Carthage has been ordered bound over for trial.
Ruling still out; coroner awaiting autopsy results
The Jasper County coroner is waiting on the results of toxicology tests before ruling on the cause of death for a Granby man whose body was discovered Tuesday along a service road near Joplin.
Suspect's bond set at $5 million in slaying of family
David C. Bennett Jr. has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the slaying of Cami Umbarger and her three children.
Cherryvale man in custody in deaths of mother, children
A 22-year-old Cherryvale man was in custody Tuesday night after being arrested in Independence in connection with the deaths of a Parsons woman and her three children.
Webb City man to stand trial on assault charge
A Webb City man waived his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday and was ordered bound over for trial on a felony assault charge.
Mayor of Granby dies in accident in Lawrence County
A single-vehicle accident shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday claimed the life of Granby Mayor Ronald L. Arnall.
Pittsburg man facing charges from chase, search of home
The capture of a suspect chased by law enforcement across the state line into Kansas from Missouri led to a search of his home in Pittsburg and the alleged seizure of drugs and money.
Special prosecutor named in family’s beef with police
A special prosecutor has been appointed for the misdemeanor cases of a father and son arising from a family member’s suicide in March and a resulting imbroglio with Joplin police and paramedics.
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