Monday, August 29, 2016

Joplin, Carthage men plead not guilty to Carthage armed robbery

The three men charged with first degree robbery and armed criminal action in connection with an August 22 armed robbery at a Carthage residence were arraigned and entered not guilty pleas Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court.

Carthage Police and Jasper County officers arrested Karon Lewis, 18, Carthage, James Johnson, 28, Joplin, and Everitt Britt, 28, Joplin, after a three-hour standoff at a home the three allegedly went to following the robbery, which occurred in a different part of the city.

At the residence, Carthage officers recovered items that were taken in the armed robbery, a Mossberg 500 shotgun with ammunition, a stolen Smith and Wesson 9mm handgun with ammunition, and a small amount of drugs and paraphernalia.

The next hearings for the three men are scheduled for September 14.

Jasper woman, Sheldon man injured in motorcycle accident

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident 2:15 p.m. Sunday on Nutmeg Road, two miles west of Neck City.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Gerald L. Watts, 39, Sheldon, traveled off the roadway and overturned, ejecting Watts and a passenger, Tammy L. Swan, 40, Jasper.

Swan was treated for serious injuries and Watts for moderate injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Neosho woman cited for felony drug charge, DWI, child endangerment

The Highway Patrol arrested a Neosho woman 8:06 p.m. Sunday in Newton County on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated (drugs), and a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

The report indicates Hannah D. Irvin, 20, was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and failure to display plates on a motor vehicle.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests August 28-29

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Michael D. Stentz, 40, Seymour
Hannah D. Irvin, 20, Neosho
Justin S. Stafford, 30, Mansfield

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests August 27-28

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Paul T. Hankins, 72, Fremont, Michigan
Lawrence W. Ross, 22, Joplin
Fernando Donjuan-Garcia, 47, Springfield
Kathryn A. Baxter, 40, Monett
Rene Nunez, 45, Fairview
Martiniano Rueda, 33, Monett
Jeffrey T. Welch, 38, Battlefield
Arthur D. Mudd, 48, Nixa
Clark A. Broyles, 25, Exeter
Josie M. McGrane, 45, Shell Knob
Stephanie E. Bridgewater, 40, Webb City

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Oklahoma fugitive suspected in hammer attack arrested in Joplin

A fugitive suspected of involvement in a hammer attack, which left two people injured, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was arrested at a Joplin bus station Friday, according to KJRH in Tulsa.

Jose Diaz, 30, is charged with two counts of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. From the KJRH report:

Diaz is believed to be the last person seen running from the residence where two people were found with severe head wounds.

The attack, which left the victims in critical condition, occurred at approximately 1:20 a.m. Thursday, August 18, in the 3500 block of W. 41st Street.

Diaz was taken into custody by the Southwest Fugitive Apprehension Marshal Task Force.

New doctors added to Freeman Neosho Physician Group

(From Freeman Health System)

Dr. Erin Kern recently joined Freeman Neosho Physician Group in Neosho. Dr. Kern specializes in internal medicine and is currently accepting new patients.

“The beauty of internal medicine is the variety. I help treat the patient’s whole self – mind, body and spirit,” said Dr. Kern. “I chose Neosho because I feel I can make an impact on the health of this community. I want to get back to the heart of medicine, and serving a small town allows me to do that.”

Dr. Kern earned her medical degree at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, Mo., and completed her internal medicine residency at Des Peres Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. She is board-certified with the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Freeman Neosho Physician Group is located at 336 S. Jefferson St. in Neosho. Appointments can be made by calling 417.455.4200.


(From Freeman Health System)

Freeman Health System welcomes Dr. Lindsey McClintick. Dr. McClintick specializes in pediatrics and will offer a range of pediatric services at Freeman Neosho Physician Group to keep infants, children and adolescents healthy.

“I believe the highest quality of care is achieved when a physician knows their patients well. Medicine is just one part of the picture,” said Dr. McClintick. “I want the parents to truly be connected and in tune to their child’s health. That includes their medical, social and emotional well-being.”

Dr. McClintick received her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, and completed her pediatric residency at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dr. McClictick will begin her practice at Freeman Neosho Physician Group, 335 S. Jefferson Street in Neosho. To schedule an appointment, call 417.455.4278.

Highway Patrol DWI Arrests August 26-27

The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested the following people for driving while intoxicated:

Lee W. Hubbs, 39, Oronogo
Donna R. Stuart, 50, Forsyth
Tanner D. Hartley, 25, Chestnut Ridge
Aubrey N. Williams, 26, Rocky Comfort

Friday, August 26, 2016

Joplin man injured in accident near Stark City

A Joplin man was injured in a one-vehicle accident 1:55 p.m. today on MO 86, one mile east of Stark City.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Dodge Nitro driven by Joseph E. May, 49, Joplin, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a culvert.

May was treated for minor injuries at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin.

Joplin city offices to close Labor Day, changes for council meeting, trash routes

(From the City of Joplin)

In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, the City of Joplin offices will be closed on Monday, September 5. This closing includes the Joplin Recycling Center, MAPS and the Sunshine Lamp Trolley services. The City of Joplin Recycling Center will also close for Saturday, September 3 of the Labor Day weekend. All City services will resume their regularly scheduled hours on Tuesday, September 6.

Public Safety services and Airport operations will continue to operate throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend, as these departments run 24/7 throughout the year.

The Joplin City Council meeting, regularly scheduled on the first Monday, will shift to Tuesday, September 6. It will be held at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 602 South Main St.

Due to the holiday, residential trash and curbside recycling services will not be picked up on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. Customers who usually have trash and recycling picked up on Mondays will have their trash and recycling picked up on Tuesday, September 6. For the remainder of the week, the residential trash and curbside recycling collection will move forward one day with Friday’s customers having a Saturday pick-up.

The Republic Services Transfer Station in Galena, Kansas will also be closed September 3 through September 5. This “long” weekend is due to Kansas and Missouri solid waste, landfill, and transfer station regulations.