The Carthage Press

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Updated Apr 20, 2016 at 9:06 AM

A 14-year-old rural Jasper County boy faces adult charges of second degree murder, armed criminal action and attempted arson in the October 2015 shooting death of his sister after a hearing on Monday.

Updated Mar 16, 2016 at 9:14 AM

The Missouri State Fire Marshall and Carthage Fire investigators say the cause of a fire that destroyed a former bar just east of Carthage was suspicious...

Updated Mar 16, 2016 at 9:13 AM

A Carthage man is recovering from a stab wound to the abdomen after a fight at a Carthage laundromat late Friday.

Updated Mar 16, 2016 at 9:10 AM

A Carthage man faces numerous felony charges after leading Jasper County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit from the Purcell area through Carthage.

Updated Mar 9, 2016 at 9:43 AM

Carthage police used a Tazer stun gun to end a standoff with a man who reportedly told people he wanted to make police kill him Sunday evening...

Updated Mar 1, 2016 at 6:25 PM

The Four States' most wanted finally is in custody. Wanted by – and multiple times eluding – authorities in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri, the Newton County Sheriff's Department captured Doug Alexius, 40, of Galena, Kan., Tuesday morning.

Updated Feb 26, 2016 at 3:41 AM

HESSTON, Kan. (AP) — A gunman armed with an "assault-style" weapon drove through a south-central Kansas town, taking shots at people, before storming the factory where he worked. Authorities said he killed three people and wounded 14 before...

Updated Feb 24, 2016 at 8:29 AM

A Carl Junction woman pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to possessing child pornography after she posted nude photos of a 15-year-old victim on the victim’s Facebook page.

Updated Feb 23, 2016 at 9:25 PM

The number of people spending more than a day in Carthage's city jail for municipal offenses has increased to the point where the city may have to add full time jailers to handle the load. To avoid that, the city and Jasper County Sheriff have...

Updated Feb 21, 2016 at 9:13 AM

A Carthage man was killed in a single-vehicle traffic crash that happened at 9:02 p.m. Saturday south of Diamond in Newton County. Six other local residents were injured in crashes Friday and Saturday.

Updated Feb 19, 2016 at 11:57 PM

A Joplin man was arrested Friday afternoon in Carthage for allegedly firing three shots at a home in the 1100 Block of Oak Street early Friday morning.

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