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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.
Neosho man found not guilty of defrauding the federal government
NEOSHO, Mo. - A Neosho man is found not guilty on federal charges related to defrauding the U.S. Government out of $3 million after the 2011 tornado. Raul Gonzales, 49, faced 10 charges related to the crime. Gonzales owned Intelligent Investments Incorporated, which was hired to remove tornado debri
Arrests made in stolen vehicles cases, Seneca home invasion
SENECA, Mo. — Newton County authorities arrested a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend Tuesday on charges related to a home-invasion assault in Seneca and his possession of a John Deere Gator stolen in Oklahoma and a pickup truck stolen in Jasper County.
Joplin father to stand trial on child abuse, neglect charges
A Joplin father waived a preliminary hearing Thursday on felony child abuse and child endangerment charges related to an investigation conducted by the Missouri Department of Social Services last January.
Renovated Undercliff restaurant open after 2-year hiatus
NEOSHO, Mo. — After two years of being closed to complete major interior renovations, the Undercliff Grill & Bar along Old Highway 71 has reopened for business. "It feels awesome to open," said Brad Ezell, owner. "It's nice to have this place back for the community to enjoy."
Neosho man draws prison term in DWI accident
NEOSHO, Mo. — A defendant charged with drunken driving in two injury accidents within a 10-day period earlier this year was sentenced to four years in prison Monday on a conviction in one of the cases.
State lawmaker-elect to resign Neosho mayoral post next month
NEOSHO, Mo. — Ben Baker, state representative-elect for the 160th House District, will soon resign from his Neosho City Council seat and mayoral duties to fulfill his legislative duties in Jefferson City.
Missouri man admits to killing daughter's ex-boyfriend
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter's ex-boyfriend after a squabble about an outdoor patio table and grill. The Joplin Globe reports that 53-year-old Robert Waite Jr., of Carthage, accepted a plea offer Tuesday in which he pleaded gui
Newton County man to stand trial on domestic assault charge
NEOSHO, Mo. — A judge this week ordered a rural Seneca man to stand trial on a charge that he beat his girlfriend about a year ago, leaving her with bruises and lumps on her head and two black eyes.
Newton County officers recover stolen property
On 12-11-18 Deputies from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and Officers from the Seneca Police Department working together recovered a stolen pickup truck and a stolen John Deere Gator. Devan Paul Kramer, 22 years of age was arrested when he arrived in Newton Co
Crowder magazine accepting contest entries
NEOSHO, Mo. — The Crowder Quill art and literary magazine is now accepting submissions for its annual contest. Crowder students, as well as area high school students and adult community members, will compete for awards and publication in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, photography, di
Drunken driver in injury accident sent to prison treatment program
NEOSHO, Mo. — A Missouri judge recently assessed an Oklahoma man a seven-year sentence on a conviction of second-degree assault stemming from an alcohol-related injury accident three years ago in Newton County.
Laptop with applications for Christmas for Kids program is stolen
NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. - Organizers with the Newton County, Missouri Christmas for Kids program say an unfortunate incident happened on December 12th, 2018. They say a vehicle was broken into and a briefcase containing a laptop was stolen.
Sense of Place: Restoration is Underway in Neosho to Preserve a Part of African American History
George Washington Carver, famous for his many contributions to agriculture as a chemist at the Tuskegee Institute, was born into slavery sometime in the 1860s (no one knows for sure) on the farm of Moses Carver in Diamond, Missouri.
Stream Team to meet for cleanup of Hickory Creek
NEOSHO, Mo. — The Stream Team will meet to clean up Hickory Creek at 10 a.m. Friday at the Morse Park pavilion. Attendees will walk along the banks of Hickory Creek, collecting trash as they go. No kayaks or canoes are required. Those interested in staying for lunch will meet at Sam’s Cellar Bar and
Neosho wins Missouri Duals title
JEFFERSON CITY — The Neosho Wildcats defeated the Lebanon Yellowjackets 39-23 Saturday to earn the championship in the Missouri Duals hosted by Helias Catholic High. Neosho defeated Jefferson City 45-27 in the semifinals and defeated Father Tolton 72-9, Grain Valley 69-3, Owensville 84-0, and Helias
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.
Ozark Drug Enforcement Team and Carthage Police Department serve search warrant and arrest three
Officers locate meth in detached garage and inside home arresting three on various charges of distribution and possession. Part of a continuing investigation.
2019 municipal election filing period begins today
We'll start hearing more from local candidates with the start of the 2019 municipal election filing period beginning today. Locally in Missouri, there are board and council spots open in Joplin, Carl Junction, Webb City and Neosho. Potential candidates can file for office between now and January 15t
EStem thwarts Neosho in tourney opener
PEA RIDGE, Ark. — It was a tale of two halves for the Neosho Wildcats in their Battle at the Ridge opener Thursday against the EStem Mets from Little Rock. Neosho led EStem 24-20 late in the first half, but the Mets rattled off the next 20 points, four to end the first half and the first 16 of the s