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Updated Apr 19, 2015 at 7:05 AM

A Mount Vernon man was killed and a Carthage woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Missouri Highway HH west of Carthage Saturday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 8:15 p.m. three miles west of Carthage.

Updated Apr 17, 2015 at 8:39 AM

A Carthage man pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from what could have been a minor shoplifting incident, but resulted in a struggle that left two Carthage officers with injuries requiring surgery in one case and months of physical therapy...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:12 AM

A Carthage resident who owned a now-closed sports bar and grill in Oronogo was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in Springfield on charges of receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet.

Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 9:06 AM

Carthage police have now arrested two people in connection with an assault and stabbing that happened early Monday morning in the 1100 block of James Street and sent one man to the hospital.

Updated Apr 1, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Carthage police say they've made an arrest in the stabbing incident that left a Carthage man hospitalized early Monday morning.

Updated Mar 31, 2015 at 8:47 AM

A Carthage police had a busy couple of days on Sunday and Monday, with a subject who shot himself in his home on Sunday afternoon and a stabbing at a home early Monday.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 9:07 AM

A Joplin man was arrested and charged with felony theft after stealing thousands of rounds of shotgun ammunition from the Carthage Walmart and Walmart stores in Webb City and Monett.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 8:53 AM

A new charge has been filed against a rural Diamond man accused of killing his grandfather in a home in Jasper County southwest of Fidelity on Sunday.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 7:48 AM

A Duenweg man will serve more than 23 years in federal prison without parole for exploiting a four-year-old child to produce child pornography.

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 10:42 AM

A day-long series of threatening phone calls to the Carthage Walmart store led police and management to evacuate the building for about two hours late Tuesday and conduct a thorough search of the building using search dogs and a number of officers.

Updated Mar 18, 2015 at 9:05 AM

One member of a group of four men who allegedly broke into two homes in Joplin is dead and the other three, including a rural Carthage man, are in custody in Joplin after a morning of burglary and gunplay on Monday.

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