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Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 9:41 AM

The mother of a two-year-old girl, found dead in a Carthage home had just last week booked a flight to Joplin to pick up the girl and take her to her home in Hawaii as part of a shared custody agreement she had with the baby's father.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 9:37 AM

Two suspects were arrested Tuesday afternoon and a number of items stolen in an early morning burglary at the Carthage Junior High were recovered in a police raid on the old Carthage Press building across the street from the school.

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 9:36 AM

The families of two men murdered by former Carthage resident John S. Martin have been told that his application for parole was denied...

Updated Sep 2, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Investigations like the one conducted by Carthage police officers into the death of a two-year-old girl over the weekend can take a toll on even the hardiest of souls.

Updated Aug 29, 2015 at 8:26 PM

A two-year-old Carthage girl is dead and her father and the father's girlfriend are in custody late Saturday awaiting charges in connection with the child's death, according to the Carthage Police Department.

Updated Aug 28, 2015 at 5:25 PM

New charges were filed on Friday against a Carthage man who already faces a charge of statutory sodomy from an arrest in November 2014 after a second child victim came forward in recent days.

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 9:21 AM

Police in Joplin and Carterville are investigating a rash of five armed robberies in those cities, all happening in less than a week.

Updated Aug 24, 2015 at 8:56 AM

The family of the late Carthage businessman James Stemmons is making a final push for signatures as they prepare to go before the Missouri Parole Board ...

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:54 AM

Carthage murder suspect Brian Benefiel admitted he and his wife beat and stabbed former Jasper resident Robert Ritchhart, 87, to death in his Carthage home on Dec. 7, 2013 in a plea hearing held on Wednesday.

Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Two Carthage men were arrested on Thursday after a pursuit involving one of the two that ended just east of Carthage.

Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 9:34 AM

A Mount Vernon man was shot and killed on Sunday and a Carthage man was accused on Monday of killing him.

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