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Morning Jolt: Baby survives 11-story fall

A 1-year-old fell from an 11th-floor apartment balcony in Minnesota, and miraculously survived. Physician Tina Slusher said, “It’s definitely a miracle. It’s God’s gift to his family. Kids don’t fall this far and make it often. Especially without a serious brain injury. You or I would’ve been dead.” The baby broke both his arms, fractured his back, bruised his lungs and is heavily sedated at the moment, but doctors say he will survive, though the long-term outlook is unknown.

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Jury unable to reach verdict on two charges in carjacking case

The defendant in a Joplin carjacking case may have turned his trial inside out Tuesday with a claim that he and the alleged victim were sexually involved and planning to rob a casino together when she suddenly turned on him. Damien D. Doxley, 36, of Jefferson City, apparently cast enough doubt among some members of the jury of seven women and five men that a split decision resulted in the single-day trial in the case moved to Pineville from Newton County.

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Developer plans shopping center in Joplin; two buildings to be divided into seven to 10 storefronts

A new shopping center is planned on the northeast corner of 15th Street and Range Line Road, roughly where a strip building was destroyed by the 2011 tornado. A site plan for the new center will advance for Joplin City Council consideration next month after the city’s planning and zoning commission on Monday approved it with a recommendation for approval.