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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.

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 8:54 AM

A former A former Jasper schools para-professional was sentenced on Monday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in January ...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 8:51 AM

Family members who were in the home at 267 County Road 150 early Monday morning told officers that Lee Yang brandished a handgun in his home ...

Updated Mar 15, 2015 at 10:32 AM

One man is dead and another in custody on suspicion of second degree murder after a reported shooting shortly after midnight Sunday at a home in rural Jasper County southwest of Fidelity.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

As prisons continue to grow and states struggle to pay the costs, the disastrous consequences of the prison industrial complex have come into focus.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 8:43 AM

One man is in custody after leading Carthage police on a wild pursuit on Wednesday that included him driving his stolen pickup truck on railroad tracks from River Street to Morrow Mill Road and abandoning it in Barton County.

Updated Mar 11, 2015 at 9:51 AM

The trial date for a man accused in the 2013 murder of an 87-year-old Carthage man has been pushed back to the end of August.

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