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A 74-year-old Joplin woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 66, about 2 miles west of Joplin in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

COLUMBUS, Kan. — A Riverton man was taken into custody Monday morning in the investigation of a recent home burglary, according to a news release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department.

A Monett man was injured in a single-car accident at 4 a.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 86, about a mile west of Newtonia in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — A Virginia man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for kidnapping an elderly Lawrence County woman with dementia in an attempt to defraud her in a driveway repair scam.

A Springfield man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 10:20 a.m. Monday on Route M, 4 miles north of Purcell in Jasper County, the state patrol said.

A 56-year-old Joplin man is facing the likelihood of some prison time after pleading guilty this week to a reduced charge stemming from a shooting incident a year ago.

A 73-year-old Joplin woman was injured in a three-vehicle accident at 6:15 p.m. Thursday on Coyote Drive, a mile south of Joplin in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal grand jury has indicted six people in the kidnapping and slaying of 41-year-old Michael James Hall, whose decomposed body was discovered a year ago on a property southwest of Joplin.

A 20-year-old man from Jasper was injured in a two-vehicle crash at 8:21 a.m. Wednesday on Missouri Highway 96 at Missouri Highway 39, a mile south of Miller in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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A Somali national — indicted two years ago in the kidnapping of the 4-year-old daughter of a woman whose body was discovered in a suitcase discarded along a highway near Noel — was arrested recently in Guatemala and returned to federal custody in the U.S.

Video surveillance led to the arrest this week by Joplin police of a suspect in the burglary of Bungalow Day Spa at 2928 S. Main St.

A 32-year-old woman has died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash at 4:40 p.m. Monday on Missouri Highway 43 at Route BB, 4 miles north of Seneca, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — A 36-year-old woman narrowly escaped being shot in the head when a handgun discharged Sunday afternoon while being cleaned by a Carthage man.

No foul play is suspected in the death of a 19-year-old man discovered Sunday morning on private property in the vicinity of County Road 205 and Ivy Road, according to the Jasper County Sheriff's Department.

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PINEVILLE, Mo. — Three inmates, including a murder case defendant, have been taken into custody in Noel, McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson announced late Monday night. No one was injured in the course of their recapture.

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PINEVILLE, Mo. — Three inmates, including a murder case defendant, remained on the lam Monday, two days after overpowering an officer and using her keys to let themselves out of the McDonald County Jail.

Four people suffered serious injuries and a fifth minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday on Missouri Highway 174 at Interstate 44, 3 miles east of Mount Vernon in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A Joplin man arrested Sunday after an alarm sent authorities to a south Joplin church is a suspect in several other break-ins, Joplin police said.

A Pineville man was injured in an ATV accident at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Tyson Road, 5 miles southeast of Jane in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

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A Monett man was killed in a riding lawn mower accident at 5;45 p.m. Thursday on private property at Jolly Mill Park, southwest of Pierce City in Newton County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — An Everton man who pulled a gun from his waistband while running from deputies received probation this week when he accepted a plea offer on a variety of felony counts.

A Galena, Kansas, man was sentenced this week to seven years in Missouri's prison system on convictions for stealing and unlawful possession of a firearm as a felon.

A 59-year-old Joplin man waived a preliminary hearing Thursday and was ordered to stand trial on charges that he sexually molested a girl on more than one occasion in recent years.

The Jasper County prosecutor's office dismissed felony domestic assault charges in two defendants' cases on Thursday while a third defendant was ordered to stand trial on his domestic assault charge.

Four people were injured when the utility vehicle they were riding overturned at 11:10 a.m. Thursday on Bridgeview Drive, about a half-mile east of Shell Knob in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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Arch “Keith” Robinson took the witness stand Wednesday to insist that he never sexually abused his 11-year-old accuser and that he has no idea why she would maintain he did.

A 12-year-old girl testified Tuesday that when she spent a night a year ago at Arch “Keith” Robinson’s Carthage home, he molested and sexually assaulted her inside a “fort” that she and a sibling had constructed in his living room.

Both drivers were injured in a two-vehicle collision at 1:35 p.m. Tuesday on Route M, 2 miles south of Jasper in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

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