A Carthage man faces two counts of felony unlawful use of a weapon and a detainer from the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement service after allegedly threatening then resisting arrest.
A homeless man, who acted as a lookout during a burglary at Stone’s Corner Pharmacy and may have set a fire at a nearby business as a diversion, has been sentenced to five years in prison.
A New York man was charged with kidnapping after a woman hailed a police officer in Joplin’s motel district Saturday night and reported being held against her will on a cross-country drive.
Area law enforcement agencies — and some local taxi companies — are gearing up for what they expect will be a busy New Year’s Eve. And the goal is the same for officers and cabbies: keeping drunken drivers off the road.
Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for congenital heart defects, although local medical personnel say they already have added the test to their list of checkup procedures for infants.
Taxpayers in Missouri have one last day to pay real estate and personal property taxes without penalty, and that deadline has resulted in long lines in county collectors’ offices in Jasper and Newton counties.
Missouri workers making the minimum wage will receive an automatic increase on Wednesday of 15 cents an hour, to $7.50 an hour. That’s 25 cents more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.