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Updated Feb 10, 2016 at 9:06 AM

Carthage police released a grainy photo captured from store security cameras of the suspect in Friday's robbery at a Carthage convenience store, prompting a number of phone calls and new leads for detectives to follow.

Updated Feb 8, 2016 at 8:36 AM

No one was injured and at least one suspect got away with some of the cash in the cash drawer in an armed robbery reported at 2 a.m. Friday at a Carthage convenience store.

Updated Jan 16, 2016 at 6:23 PM

A father apparently shot and killed his two young children before taking his own life at a mobile home south of Carthage late Friday or early Saturday.

Updated Jan 16, 2016 at 3:33 PM

Two children, students in the Carthage school system, are dead and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office said their killer may have been their father, who also took his own life.

Updated Jan 13, 2016 at 8:49 AM

Joplin police say they found a “skimmer” designed to steal credit card information on an ATM at a Joplin bank on Monday, and they advised people to be on the lookout for more of these devices.

Updated Jan 13, 2016 at 8:44 AM

A Carthage man who operated a sports bar in Oronogo until late in 2014 pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Updated Jan 11, 2016 at 8:40 AM

A Joplin man faces two felony charges and is being held in the Jasper County Jail on $250,000 bond after he was accused of molesting a nine-year-old girl in December in Carthage.

Updated Jan 11, 2016 at 8:37 AM

Webb City schools were put on a “soft lockdown” Thursday morning for about 15 minutes after police were called to a burglary where shots were reportedly fired at a home about three blocks from two schools.

Updated Dec 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Angry residents gathered outside their damaged homes in Kendricktown Thursday after a Jasper County Sheriff's deputy delivered notices ordering them to call the county to inspect their homes before they could start rebuilding. Residents are invited...

Updated Dec 29, 2015 at 2:32 PM

The body of the man driving a pickup truck that went into flood waters near Waco on Monday was recovered Tuesday morning by Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers.

Updated Dec 24, 2015 at 11:35 AM

JOPLIN, Mo. — A Webb City woman was charged with first degree assault, armed criminal action and robbery after a shooting late Wednesday at Mercy Joplin Hospital.

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