PINEVILLE, Mo. — Levi Watkins waived a preliminary hearing Wednesday on the murder charges he is facing from a deadly exchange of gunfire May 25 with Jonny Wren.
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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.
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — A 44-year-old defendant waived a preliminary hearing this week in Lawrence County Circuit Court and was ordered to stand trial on drug trafficking charges.
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 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.
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.
NEOSHO, Mo. — A Stella man recently sentenced to 21 years without parole on a federal conviction for drug dealing pleaded guilty this week to reduced charges in Newton County Circuit Court.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo — A federal grand jury has indicted a Kansas City man in the armed robbery July 19 of a Great Southern Bank branch in Joplin.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A federal judge has sentenced a Joplin man to 14 years in prison for sexual enticement of a 15-year-old boy through social media.
A Joplin man was assessed a suspended imposition of sentence and probation this week in a child endangerment case upon his completion of a local treatment court program.
A 27-year-old defendant was sentenced to a stint in the state's Institutional Treatment Center when he pleaded guilty this week to breaking into a house in Joplin and setting it on fire.
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.
Tom Mourning Jr., the suspect in a shooting spree five years ago in Joplin that left five people injured, has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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.
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.
A judge sent a 25-year-old man to a prison treatment program Monday when he pleaded guilty to having tried to rob Andy’s Frozen Custard in Joplin wearing slippers and armed with a knife and a note written in crayon.
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.
The discovery more than a year ago of the body of a woman in a remote field in Mayes County, Oklahoma, has resulted in federal indictments of 11 people from the Joplin area.
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 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.
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. — A rural Aurora man took a plea deal this week in a felony domestic assault case and received suspended sentences and probation.
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.
Two people were injured by gunfire Thursday afternoon behind the Harps grocery store on Missouri Highway 171 between Airport Drive and Carl Junction.
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.
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.
This Week's Circulars
JOPLIN, MO - Jackie Jordan, Jr., 66, a Bagcraft employee, passed away Tuesday, August 3, 2021. A celebration of life will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory, Joplin.
GOODMAN, MO - James D. Earnshaw, 86, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021. Services will be at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Ozark Memorial Park Crematory.
ANDERSON, MO - Merle Lee Graham, 85, a former Missouri State Highway Patrol Officer, passed away Sunday, August 1, 2021. Graveside services 10:30 a.m. Friday at Thompson Grove Cemetery, Seneca. Arrangements Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca.
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