The big three stories of the week: cyclist succumbs to injuries, Galena motel arrest, Pizza Ranch opens in Joplin

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – Joplin police say a man riding a motorized bicycle involved in a crash with a Newton County deputy has died from his injuries. The Joplin Police Department stated that 44-year-old Ryan D. Hunnell of Joplin died at 3:33 pm on Sunday, July 10th, at Freeman West Hospital. Authorities notified his next of kin. Click here for more information.

GALENA, Ks. – On Friday, July 8th, the Galena Police Department was notified by the Simpson County Mississippi Sheriff’s Office that a female with a federal arrest warrant and an endangered runaway juvenile may be in the Galena area. The suspect, Emily Yeary, 24, of Summerset, South Dakota, was taken into custody. Yeary was transported to the Cherokee County Jail where she is being held without bond, awaiting federal extradition. If you would like to read more about this story, click here.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Pizza Ranch opened in Joplin Monday, July 11th,  at 3223 E 20th. The first 100 people in line will get free pizza for a year. Click here to read more about this story.

BONUS STORY: JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – This weekend celebrates the 60th Anniversary Summer of Mo-Kan Dragway, with special guest, the father of drag racing, “Big Daddy” Don Garlits. If you’d like to read more about this story, click the link we’ve provided.

Those are the big three stories of the week.


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