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Columbus Man Facing Felony Theft Charges - NewsTalk KZRG
A Columbus man has been arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property. Earlier this week, Pittsburg Police began investigating the theft of construction equipment. It was learned the stolen equipment, which is worth over $30,000, might be in the Columbus area. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Deputies
Webb City girl drowns in family's small pool
WEBB CITY, Mo. — An 8-year-old girl drowned in an inflatable pool Wednesday night at a residence in Webb City.Emergency medical help and police were summoned at 7:25 p.m. to a home at 1321 W. Fifth St., where Mariah Martinez was found by family members unresponsive in the family's small pool.Paramed
Joplin woman bound over in burglary and assault case
Sandra D. Hamilton, 50, waived the hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, armed criminal action and stealing. Associate Court Judge Joe Hensley set June 25 for her initial appearance in a trial division of the court.
Prosecutor charges Columbus man with possession of stolen property
COLUMBUS, Kan. — Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department recovered more than $30,000 worth of stolen construction equipment this week at a property in Sherwin and arrested a 48-year-old man from Columbus on a charge of possession of stolen property.
Two injured in vehicle accidents on area roads
A Carthage teen suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash at 4 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 44, a mile east of Fidelity in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Pittsburg man being held on sexual abuse allegations
PITTSBURG, Kan. — A 32-year-old Pittsburg man is being held without bond on charges that he sexually abused two girls, ages 10 and 11.
Probation granted to woman who smoked pot with teen
Kiele I. Cozby, 36, pleaded guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court to a misdemeanor count of child endangerment in a plea agreement with the prosecutor's office. She had been facing a felony count of endangerment.
Joplin man charged with setting apartment on fire, imperiling others
As firefighters and police arrived on the scene, officers reported finding Brian W. Barksdale, 41, sitting outside Apartment 7 where the fire was raging, with an angry group of fellow tenants gathered around and accusing him of setting the fire. Police summoned additional officers to the scene to ha
Young girl dies in accidental drowning
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Joplin teen's death ruled a suicide
The Jasper County coroner has ruled the Monday night death of an 18-year-old Joplin man a suicide by hanging.A woman reported discovering the death of Almanzo G. Hall at 9:43 p.m. when she returned home in the 1700 block of South Sergeant Avenue. Police said Hall had been staying at the address in r
First of four defendants pleads guilty in Stateline Road assault, robbery
A Galena, Kansas, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a reduced charge in the robbery and beating of a resident on Stateline Road west of Joplin and was assessed seven years in prison.
Joplin police make street arrests in drug cases over weekend
A search of the vehicle and its occupants turned up a small amount of marijuana, a scale with drug residue on it and $915, he said. DeMarco D. Clark, 31, of Springfield, and Melissa G. Baert, 37, of Joplin, were arrested and charged possession of the marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Suspect nabbed in Carthage facing numerous charges in Joplin
Nicholas O. Cutbirth, 26, of Joplin, was charged Monday with two counts of vehicle tampering and single counts of first-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.
Granddaughter accused of murdering Pea Ridge woman
Andrea Wilson, age 26, was arrested Monday. Law enforcement believes she killed her grandmother, Ruby Ross, age 81.
Joplin man draws concurrent prison time for trafficking in meth
Frank L. Chapman, 28, pleaded guilty to second-degree trafficking in methamphetamine in a plea agreement calling for a three-year term. Circuit Judge Tim Perigo accepted the plea deal and assessed Chapman the agreed-upon length of sentence, ordering that it run concurrently with terms he is serving
Woman reports molestation of son in Joplin park
Joplin police received a report of the molestation of a child Saturday in Ewert Park.A woman told police that she and her young son met a man at the Salvation Army store who walked to Ewert Park with them after they were done shopping at the store.Capt. Trevor Duncan said the woman told police that
Judge grants probation in Joplin home-invasion robbery
Circuit Judge David Mouton sentenced Antaun R. Sams, 29, of Pittsburg, Kansas, to 15 years on a conviction for second-degree robbery at a hearing in Jasper County Circuit Court, but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on probation for five years rather sending him to prison.
Kansas firefighter crashes fire truck into tree
Courtesy: Columbus, KS Fire RescueCOLUMBUS, Kan. (KSNF/KSNT) - A Southeast Kansas firefighter is in the hospital after a medial issue caused him to crash a fire truck into a tree.According to a Facebook post by Columbus Fire Rescue, the department was responding to a fire call shortly after 9:00 a.m
Columbus Fire Truck Crashes After Driver Suffers "Medical Emergency"
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Family seeks woman who came to the rescue in 2011 tornado
Seven years after the deadly EF5 tornado ripped through Joplin, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more, Leverenz is finally ready to share her story of survival on May 22, 2011. It's still a vivid memory, and she struggles to hold back tears as she discusses her experience, but she wants to t