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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.
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
Park assault under investigation by Pittsburg police
Police were notified Monday of two videos circulating on social media that appeared to show one individual assaulting another in the park on Friday of last week, Maj. Brent Narges said. One video allegedly showed the suspect punching the victim, he said; the second video allegedly showed the victim
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
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
2 Pittsburg Women Sentenced For Medicaid Fraud - NewsTalk KZRG
Two sisters from Pittsburg have been ordered to pay more than $3000 to the Kansas Medicaid fund after being found guilty of Medicaid fraud. 43-year-old Amanda Forbes and 47-year-old Melissa Forbes both pleaded no contest in March to a felony count of making a false claim and one count of conspiring
Area pools prepare to open for season
With May so far significantly warmer than average, the arrival of swim season in the Four-State Area is well-timed. Temperatures have hovered in the mid-to-upper 80s this week and are projected to rise into the 90s next week. According to The Weather Channel, the average high for May in Joplin is 79
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.
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.
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 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 probing two assaults Tuesday night
In an unrelated incident, officers were called to 601 S. Patterson Ave. regarding a man on the ground yelling for help. Ricky N. Collingsworth, 58, was located in the backyard of the address bleeding from cuts to his head and shoulders, and with bruised ribs. Collingsworth told police that he had be
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.
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.
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
Carthage man pleads guilty to violating sex offender registration law
Michael S. Kirby, 55, pleaded guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court to failure to register as a sex offender in a plea agreement capping the prison time he might receive at no more than three years.
Council applicants cite their backgrounds
Anthony Monteleone, 32, an advertising developer and video editor for a local television station, is one of three applicants who ran in the April 3 election. All three were candidates for general seats.
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