The Carthage Press

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Updated Jul 27, 2016 at 8:51 AM

Mercy Carthage Hospital Administrator Scott Watson was arrested by Joplin police earlier this month for allegedly driving while intoxicated on Interstate 44, but his attorney said he's fighting the accusation.

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 8:30 AM

In the eight years Greg Dagnan has been chief of the Carthage Police Department, he's never authorized the use of a city vehicle by Carthage officers to the funeral of a law enforcement officer outside the immediate area.

Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 8:31 AM

A Sand Springs, Oklahoma teen, wanted for allegedly attacking his father with a hatchet, was arrested in Jasper County on Sunday and taken back to Oklahoma to face charges.

Updated Jul 11, 2016 at 8:19 AM

A lightning strike Thursday morning on the Jasper County Detention Center's radio tower caused thousands of dollars in damage to equipment on the tower and in the building,

Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Jasper County's criminal court system will add a veterans court to its treatment court program this summer to try to help U.S. Military veterans who are entangled in the criminal justice system.

Updated Jul 5, 2016 at 8:33 AM

A Carthage man accused of trying to video a woman changing clothes in a dressing room at the Webb City Walmart was released on $5,000 bond after his arraignment on Wednesday.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 8:53 AM

A Carthage man has admitted to leaving his two-year-old daughter home alone for nearly six hours a day, four different times, in the days just prior to the girl's death last August.

Updated Jun 29, 2016 at 8:47 AM

A lightning strike was to blame for a fire that badly damaged a Carthage home Sunday evening on Main Street.

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM

The trial of a man charged with kidnapping and killing a 12-year-old Golden City girl in 2013 has been pushed back a year to July or August 2017.

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 8:36 AM

Maranda Huntley never thought she'd be the victim of a peeping tom, but when it happened Monday she didn't take it quietly...

Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 8:32 AM

A rural Carthage man has been charged with one of three arson fires that happened last weekend and he's a suspect in the other two fires.

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