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Drunken driver in double fatality accident granted probation
In ordering Jeremy Johnson to perform 200 hours of community service back in August, Judge Gayle Crane suggested that he complete them in a program such as Safe and Sober, which targets underage drinking and driving.
Sunday morning fire displaces Joplin family
A Sunday morning fire that left a Joplin residence no longer habitable is believed to have been caused by an electrical short in the attic.
Driver charged with trying to hit police officer pleads guilty
A Joplin man, who was shot by a police officer when he swerved his pickup truck at him in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store, has pleaded guilty to assaulting the officer.
Murder defendant takes plea deal; teen to testify against suspected triggerman
Marcus Stephens, one of five young men charged in the Jacob Wages murder case in Joplin, has taken a plea deal that would limit his prison time in exchange for testimony against the suspected shooter, Daniel Hartman.
Council to name another commission member
A special meeting of the Joplin City Council has been scheduled for Thursday to name a replacement to the recently formed Charter Review Commission.
Construction work blamed in break of mall water line
A water outage was reported shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday at Northpark Mall in Joplin. Christie Barnhart, external affairs manager for Missouri American Water Co., said the outage occurred when a construction crew damaged a line.
Joplin Schools holds annual back-to-school rally for faculty
Joplin Schools formally welcomed back teachers and staff members today with its annual back-to-school rally, held this year at College Heights Christian Church.
Building demolition causes one injury
The demolition Monday of a building at Ninth and Main streets in Joplin injured one construction worker, but further details were not available at noon.
Joplin to receive 32 storm shelters
The city of Joplin is to receive 32 storm shelters that had been used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency at temporary housing sites for residents displaced by the 2011 tornado.
UPDATED: Fired city mechanic charged after property allegedly discovered in vehicle
A city mechanic was charged with misdemeanor theft and fired from his job in the city garage after he was stopped by Joplin Police and supplies believed to have belonged to the city were found in his vehicle.
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