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Charges filed on boyfriend in abuse of Joplin boy
The Jasper County prosecutor's office today filed two felony counts of child abuse on a Joplin woman's boyfriend in connection with injuries to her 4-year-old son on Dec. 5 and seven months ago.
Four injured in area traffic accidents
Two people suffered moderate injuries in a two-vehicle collision at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday on Route D, 3 miles north of Webb City in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Kohl's in Joplin to stay open 24-hours for last minute Christmas shoppers
JOPLIN, Mo. - Kohl’s has announced it will be staying open all day and night the weekend before Christmas. Starting December 21st at 7 a.m. until Dec. 24 at 6 p.m., the Joplin Kohl’s stores will be keeping its doors open 24/7 for last minute Christmas shoppers.
Joplin man's domestic assault charge dismissed
NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County prosecutor's office Tuesday dismissed a felony domestic assault charge on a Joplin man when the alleged victim, his girlfriend, failed to show up to testify at a preliminary hearing.
Suspected abuser of boy turns himself in to police
A suspect sought in a Joplin child abuse investigation turned himself into police this morning and is being held with charges pending. Adam J. Duncan, 28, was wanted in connection with alleged abuse of the 4-year-old son of Haley K. Simpson. The boy was taken to a Joplin hospital Thursday night with
Probation granted Joplin woman in burglary, assault case
A Jasper County judge has granted a 50-year-old Joplin woman a suspended sentence and probation on a conviction of felony assault in a burglary case. Judge Gayle Crane sentenced Sandra D. Hamilton at a hearing Dec. 3 in Jasper County Circuit Court to seven years for second-degree assault but suspend
UPDATED: KCU Joplin appoints new campus dean
Laura M. Rosch, a practicing physician and medical educator, has been named the new campus dean for the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Joplin campus of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, university officials announced Wednesday.
MOzarks Moments: The not so mysterious 'Spooklight'
If you've lived in southwest Missouri for any great length of time, you've probably heard about the “Spooklight.” The term was preceded by a variety of names, including Hornet, which was a small village near where the light was often viewed; Joplin, which was nearby; Ozark, for our region; and Tri-S
Suspected drunken driver crashes into pet food plant
A Joplin man is facing multiple charges, including drunken driving, after police say he crashed a vehicle early Monday morning through a wall of a pet food plant. Police were called at 2:59 a.m. to Heartland Pet Food Manufacturing at 8101 E. 32nd St., where a vehicle had punched a hole through a con
Man acquitted of fraud in Joplin tornado cleanup
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A businessman has been acquitted of defrauding the federal government out of $3 million in disaster recovery money after a massive tornado ripped through Joplin in 2011.
Joplin mother held without bond, boyfriend sought in child abuse probe
A Joplin mother has been charged with physical abuse of her 4-year-old son while her boyfriend is being sought by police in connection with his suspected hand in causing extensive bruising of the child.
Joplin man draws prison time in assault on bailiff
A Joplin man pleaded guilty recently to felony assault of a courtroom bailiff and received a four-year prison term. Michael E. Sisson II, 48, pleaded guilty in Jasper County Circuit Court to a reduced count of third-degree assault of a special victim in a plea agreement dismissing a related felony c
Motel guest assaulted with hammer suffers broken leg
A Joplin motel guest suffered a broken leg when a man he let in to his room to get out of the cold attacked him with a hammer, according to Joplin police. Kevin L. Robinson, 47, was taken to Freeman Hospital West after the assault Saturday afternoon at the Budget Inn, 1822 W. Seventh St.
Storm Tracker Forecast for 12/12/18
Joplin, MO - Gusty southwest winds will relax early this evening but low temperatures will stay above freezing tonight. Middle 50s will be common again Wednesday with plenty of sunshine. Rain returns late Wednesday night and Thursday but we'll be warm enough for this to stay in the liquid form.
Tulsa Bank Robber Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison
TULSA, Oklahoma - A man who admitted to robbing a Tulsa bank has been sentenced to three years in prison. Joshua Gilchrist was arrested in February by Joplin, Missouri police after driving around several banks suspiciously. However, he bonded out of jail after giving a fake identity.
Three injured in area accidents
A Cassville woman suffered minor injuries in a single-vehicle crash at 6 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 90 in Washburn in Barry County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
In Custody: Child Abuse Suspect Behind Bars
Wanted no longer. 28-year-old Adam Duncan was taken into custody at 11:45 a.m., Tuesday morning after he was wanted in connection with a child abuse case. Joplin Police were called to a local hospital Thursday night for injuries that were inflicted to a 4-year-old. 26-year-old Haley K. Simpson was a
Two Arrested After Shoplifting Bust
Two were arrested Sunday after a call about a shoplifting case at the 15th Street Walmart in Joplin. Read the full press release below:. Sunday afternoon at 3:36pm officers responded to a store on Range Line for a report of shoplifting. A male was concealing items within his clothing. When officers
New Mural in Downtown Joplin
JOPLIN, MISSOURI - You may be familiar with the brand "Toms". What you may not be familiar with, is their new campaign, and that campaign has made it right here to the four-states. The Toms campaign isn't for their latest shoe, instead, it's aimed at ending gun violence across America.
Public Meeting Scheduled for New Low Water Bridge
As the city of Joplin looks to start construction of the new bridge over Shoal Creek, a public meeting will take place Thursday for area property owners. Following the completion of the new wider bridge, the existing low-water bridge, which has been designated as a historic landmark, will be used as