Joplin

August 05, 2019 - 6:33 pm
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith, (R- New Jersey), has introduced legislation to create a commission to study exertional heat strokes in athletes after a player from his district died at Garden City Community College in Kansas. Smith, proposed the bill Friday to honor Braeden Bradforth,19, of Neptune, New...
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July 29, 2019 - 9:14 pm
A third Kansas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the death of a Joplin, Missouri, man during a robbery. Twenty-one-year-old Azaiah Forester, of Columbus, Kansas, was sentenced Monday in the fatal shooting of Taven Williams, 21, in January 2017. Williams was killed when...
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May 13, 2019 - 8:23 pm
A Kansas man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in a fatal robbery at a Joplin home in 2017. Brock Robinson, 21, was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault. He is the second of three men from Columbus, Kansas, sentenced in the fatal...
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April 09, 2019 - 9:20 pm
A southwest Missouri man who was driving during a police chase that started in Joplin and ended in Kansas has been sentenced to four years in prison. Marquis Sanders, 20, of Carterville, was sentenced Monday for felony child endangerment and resisting arrest. Joplin police pursued Sanders' vehicle...
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July 31, 2018 - 7:07 pm
A Kansas man remains hospitalized with a head injury he suffered three weeks ago when a Joplin police officer used a stun gun on him. Police say James Wary, 36, of Pittsburg, Kansas, was recently moved to a transitional care unit and is listed in stable condition at Freeman Hospital West. Wary fell...
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Dreamstime
February 07, 2018 - 8:13 pm
A former employee of the Jasper School District pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $145,000. Prosecutors say Karla Justice, 55, of Columbus, Kansas, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud and credit card fraud. She was head bookkeeper for the district from 2009 until she resigned in 2016. The...
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Dreamstime
December 06, 2017 - 8:43 pm
The parent company of EaglePicher Technologies is planning to sell the longtime Joplin employer but no deal is imminent. Penny Gibson, vice president of human resources at EaglePicher, said St. Louis-based VECTRA has told employees that the process of selling the company is in the early stages. The...
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