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A Jasper County jury decided Wednesday that a Galena, Kansas, man who served time in Missouri for burglary and a sex offender registration violation should remain confined beyond completion of his prison term as a sexually violent predator.

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County sheriff said Wednesday that charges are being sought on a burglary case suspect who was wounded Tuesday morning in an exchange of gunfire with deputies.

A Schell City man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 4:55 p.m. Monday on Route M, 6 miles north of Walker in Vernon County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

An 18-year-old woman told police that she was robbed of her purse at gunpoint early Monday morning in the parking lot of an apartment complex n Joplin.

A 38-year-old Joplin woman suffered serious injuries when she was struck by a car at 9:15 p.m. Sunday while walking along Schifferdecker Road north of Joplin, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A judge ordered a 30-year-old Carthage man to stand trial on drug and weapon charges when he waived a preliminary hearing last week in Jasper County Circuit Court.

A 28-year-old man is facing assault, kidnapping and robbery charges stemming from an incident early Sunday morning at a residence on the northeast side of Joplin.

Joplin Municipal Court

A convicted sex offender residing in Joplin pleaded guilty this week to a felony violation of the state's sex offender registration law in a plea deal dismissing two other charges he was facing.

An Illinois man was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 44, about 3 miles west of Halltown in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The cause of a house fire early Wednesday morning in Joplin remains under investigation and has been referred to police.

The Jasper County prosecutor's office Thursday dismissed a felony child endangerment count that a Joplin father was facing when the child's mother failed to show up to testify against him at a preliminary hearing.

A Festus man accused of forcibly swiping pills from two other people pleaded guilty to an assault charge this week in Jasper County Circuit Court and was sentenced to four years in prison.

A Neosho man injured in a single-vehicle accident at 6:25 a.m. Wednesday on Route H, 5 miles east of Neosho in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The Jasper County prosecutor's office charged an 18-year-old man with felony assault when he allegedly pushed his ex-girlfriend's mother aside, entering her home without permission.

A 24-year-old Joplin woman received a suspended sentence and probation when she took a plea offer this week and avoided trial on a felony assault count and a drunken driving charge.

A 25-year-old Joplin mother has pleaded guilty to charges that she abused and medically neglected her 3-year-old daughter, who was brought to a hospital with severe dehydration, kidney failure, emaciation from malnourishment and evidence of nine bone fractures.


A Joplin man previously assessed a lengthy federal prison term on child pornography-related convictions will be serving concurrent state sentences for sexual abuse of two of three victims in that case and a fourth girl.

A 31-year-old Joplin man was arrested and charged with felony domestic assault for allegedly choking and slapping his girlfriend during a disturbance Wednesday at a residence in the 2400 block of East Laurel St.

A woman from Seligman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 12:50 p.m. Friday on Missouri Highway 37 at Purdy in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Suspect vehicle information obtained from a witness led to the arrest of a Joplin woman about an hour after a reported home burglary this week on G Street in Joplin.

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Cherokee County sheriff's deputies purportedly found more than an ounce of methamphetamine in the possession of a Baxter Springs man they arrested Wednesday on an outstanding warrant.

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