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The Big 3: fatal crash, multiple fires and Halloween displays

BIG STORY #3: Reports of multiple departments responding to a fire north of Columbus on the night of October 17th. Authorities say the single story residence was consumed by fire. Chief Steven Burton of Columbus Fire-Rescue says the single occupant of the home was lighting a propane heater. There was some sort of malfunction and fire erupted. The resident ran outside and shut off the tank but the home was already on fire. The resident suffered minor burns but refused medical care. Click here to read more about this story.

BIG STORY #2: Sgt. Andy Blair of the Joplin Police Department confirms that Saturday night, October 15, a fatal crash occurred where a Joplin teen was killed. The crash occurred at 11:21 p.m. near the intersection of Deer Drive and Dove Drive south of Grand Falls. The 1994 black Honda Civic vehicle had four occupants. Two occupants had been ejected from the vehicle, they were both rushed to Joplin hospitals. One sustained moderate injury and one was pronounced deceased at the hospital. For more information about this story, the teen who passed away and the statement from the school, click here.

BIG STORY #1: About 3:45 p.m. on October 15th,  reports of a structure fire at 233 CR180 in Brooklyn Heights alerted Jasper County Emergency 911. Authorities confirm the presence 0f residents in the house at the time, but there were two cats that are unaccounted for. When deputies arrived on the scene the two-story residence was fully engulfed. According to county records the residence sits on 8 acres, built in 1904. Click here if you’d like to read more about this story.

BONUS STORY: It’s Halloween and you know what that means…Halloween light displays! Click here for a full list of displays in Joplin and more!

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