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Updated Oct 12, 2015 at 10:32 AM

An Oronogo man was found in his wrecked car several hours after he was killed in a one-vehicle crash just west of Carthage.

Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 5:16 PM

Three children who started the year as students at Jasper R-5 schools have been taken away suddenly and tragically in the past month, and the schools staff, students and the community are struggling to cope with sudden loss.

Updated Oct 9, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser said there was “no indication” that a shooting Thursday night that claimed the life of a 12-year-old girl was an accident and that charges are pending against the 13-year-old boy who is accused of...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:26 AM

A Reeds man was arrested and faces a felony criminal charge for allegedly pulling a gun while stealing a poster from the McDonald's restaurant on Central Avenue in Carthage on Sept. 30.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Imagine watching the beginning of an exciting action movie, then having to leave part way into it and never knowing how it ends.

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:21 AM

Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate...

Updated Oct 7, 2015 at 8:19 AM

Carthage Fire Department is staffed with personnel that are proud of the department and the community they serve.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM

A Carthage man is scheduled to appear in Lawrence County Circuit Court on Oct. 8 to determine if he'll stand trial for the shooting death of a Mount Vernon man at his home on Aug. 9 at the victim's home.

Updated Sep 30, 2015 at 8:38 AM

Clinton Blizzard, the man wanted in connection with a homicide in Lawrence County over the weekend, was captured after a three-and-a-half hour manhunt in Duquesne late Tuesday.

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 9:14 AM

A Carthage man was charged with one felony count of kidnapping after allegedly holding a man against his will over an $80 drug deal gone bad.

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 8:57 AM

On Sept. 21, Carthage Police officers arrested Dakota Kendrick Ogden, 24 ...

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