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Have you seen this teen? Authorities say could be with known Felon

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Carthage Police Dept release details on a teen missing.

Hailey Nord, 17, was last seen in Carthage Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 about 3 p.m.

Last seen at Little Caesars Carthage wearing black Little Caesars shirt may be with Kem Brown in silver Ford Fusion license plate of BF8-A7J (MO).” — CPD

Kem Brown, 23, is a known Felon with current Felony Drug Charges and Felony Possession of a Weapon.

If seen or know information contact Carthage Police Dept 417-237-7200.

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Car overturns “drifting” in parking lot at Carthage Municipal Park

CARTHAGE, Mo. – About 6:50 p.m. Wednesday evening, November 9, 2022 reports of a vehicle overturned near Skating Rink in Municipal Park alerted Jasper County E-911.

Carthage Fire Dept, Carthage Police and Mercy Ambulance responded.

On scene we learn it was a single vehicle crash in the parking lot south of the Skating Rink.

Carthage Police officers tell us the vehicle was doing circles in the parking lot. Some know it as ‘doing donuts’ or a modern term is ‘drifting‘.

This is a random example of drifting from YOUTUBE. 

The car also struck a natural stone edging wall around a light pole in the parking lot.

Two occupants of the vehicle, no injuries.

Grundy’s removed the car from the crash scene.

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Large circles were obvious in the parking lot from tire skids.  It seems it is a spot where ‘drifting’ has occurred before.

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No charges filed in hot car death of Carthage 3-year-old girl

CARTHAGE, Mo. – The Carthage Police Dept have submitted the findings of their investigation to the prosecutor regarding the hot car death of a 3-year-old girl last week.

Lieut Jeff Pinnell tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker, as of now, no charges have been filed.

Last Friday Carthage Police responded to a home in the 100 block of North Maple. A child was found unresponsive inside a hot vehicle.

| RELATED >> Carthage Child found unresponsive in hot vehicle has died

The investigation shows the child entered the vehicle on her own and could not get back out he says.

The girl died in a Springfield hospital the following day.

She was the 16th child hot car death of 2022 according to unofficial estimates.

HOT CAR DEATHS 2022

Experts say almost all of these deaths occurring in “nontraffic incidents” are preventable. Many watchdog groups are pushing for technology to be implemented in new vehicles to prevent hot car death.

Wednesday a child in Fort Smith, Ark. died after being discovered in a hot vehicle. The child was rushed to a hospital and died shortly thereafter. Arkansas authorities are awaiting the findings of an autopsy by the State Medical Examiner. It could be the 18th death attributed to a hot car.

According to the National non-profit group Kids and Car Safety2021 had 23 children die in a vehicle due to heatstroke.

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Carthage child found unresponsive in hot vehicle has died

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Friday about 1:30 p.m. Carthage Police responded to a residence in the 100 block of North Maple in reference to a 3-year-old female unresponsive inside a hot vehicle.

Lieut Jeff Pinnell tells KOAM’s Shannon Becker the child died in a Springfield hospital over the weekend.

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Lieut Pinnell says detectives are continuing their  investigation.

No other information is available at this time.

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Unresponsive child inside a hot vehicle in Carthage, Mo.

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Lieut Jeff Pinnell tells us Carthage Police responded to a residence Friday about 1:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Maple in reference to a 3-year-old female unresponsive inside a hot vehicle.

She was rushed to a Joplin Hospital and then flown to Springfield, Mo. for a higher level of care.

Lieut Pinnell says detectives are currently investigating what occurred.

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No more information is available at this time.

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Marian Days 2022 at Carthage, Mo. tens of thousand expected

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Due to COVID it’s been two years since the Marian Days Festival has been held in Carthage. The last count estimated 120,0000 attended the 4-day festival. This year crowds could be larger.

Carthage Police Dept state, “we’re expecting a big crowd for this year.”

  • ROAD CLOSURES
  • Grand from Highland south to Fairview
  • Fairview and Wynwood
  • Glenstone
  • Highland and Clinton

As of now the roads around the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer have been blocked. They will remain closed until Sunday morning, August 7th.

There will be large amounts of foot traffic near the grounds. Please be cautious in the area. We’re excited for Marian Days to be back and are planning on a safe event.” — Carthage Police Dept

The event is August 4 – 7 however thousands will arrive continually until the official start on Thursday.  It is so large they bring in portable cell phone towers around the area.

Marian Days is a festival and a pilgrimage for Vietnamese American Roman Catholics celebrated since 1978 on a 28-acre campus of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, Missouri. The event is organized by Vietnamese Catholic Americans with a Vietnamese theme in mind.

It is open to the public. Many locals visit shops and restaurants during the week that are set up on the east side of the campus.

HISTORY OF MARIAN DAYS AND CRM

“On April 30, 1975, 185 clergy – about half of the Congregation – left Vietnam as boat people just before the Fall of Saigon. They arrived in the United States and were placed in refugee camps.”

They came to Carthage because of Cardinal Bernard Law, who is most remembered today for the cover up of the sexual abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston. Before Boston, however, he was bishop of the Diocese of Springfield–Cape Girardeau.

Cardinal Law invited them to rent a vacant seminary, Our Lady of the Ozarks College. Between June 30 and September 3, 1975, nine priests, 154 brothers arrived in Carthage.

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Last Call 306, Ofc Lane Burns, Carthage native, of Bonne Terre Police Department

BONNE TERRE, Mo. — The Last Radio Call is a funerary tradition used by some Police Agencies and Fire Departments in the United States.  The police radio operator calls to the deceased officer, as if to contact them.

Saturday, March 26, following the funeral service of Ofc Lane Burns, a Bonne Terre Police dispatcher delivered the last radio call to 306.

The following day, Sunday, March 27, a funeral procession led by the Missouri State Highway Patrol traveled nearly 250 miles from Bonne Terre to Jasper County, Missouri, passing through Ofc Burns hometown of Carthage.  He was laid to rest in Harvey Cemetery, east of Carthage.

Early Thursday morning, March 17, two patrolmen were ambushed, sparking an exchange of gunfire at a Motel 6, an hour south of St Louis, Mo. in Bonne Terre, Mo.

Ofc Burns was killed as well as the suspect shooter.

FUNERAL PROCESSION ENTERS CARTHAGE, MO. ALONG ROUTE 66 ON SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022. VIDEO SHANNON BECKHAM.

Lane Anthony Burns, 30, of Bonne Terre formerly of Carthage, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, in the line of duty, protecting the community he came to love and call home. He was born May 30, 1991, in Joplin, to Joseph and Julie (Hill) Burns. Patrolman Burns served in law enforcement for ten years and five of those, for the Bonne Terre Police Department.

Lane was raised up in the Carthage area where he was a graduate of the Carthage High School class of 2009. While in the Carthage area he attended the Carthage Family Worship Center with his family and was an active member of the community. He enjoyed mustangs, hot rods and was a true gamer. From an early age, Lane has always wanted to be in law enforcement. He will be deeply missed by many who loved him from both the Carthage area and the St. Francois County area.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Carolyn Phillips and paternal grandfather, Jack Burns.

Lane is survived by his children, Ivy Claire Burns and Raiden Michael Burns; parents, Joe and Julie Burns; brothers, Scott Burns and Steve Burns; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Hill and his girlfriend, Shannon Chasteen.

Obituary courtesy C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home. Memories and condolences can can be placed online in the guestbook.

WHAT IS A LAST CALL?

The last call or end of watch call is a funerary tradition that began in the northeastern United States in a LODD (line of duty death) of a police officer or firefighter.

“The End of Watch Call or Last Radio Call is a ceremony in which, after a police officer’s death (usually in the line of duty), the officers from his or her unit or department gather around a police radio, over which the police dispatcher issues one call to the officer, followed by a silence, then a second call, followed by silence.
Sometimes the dispatcher will mention the officer’s honors and may add other words in memoriam.
In some cases the call is made twice, once immediately after the officer’s death, then more formally closer to the date of or actually at the officer’s funeral.”
 — LEO FUNERAL TRADITIONS

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Fully engulfed two-story residence in Carthage, Mo.

CARTHAGE, Mo. — About 10:45 p.m. Wednesday night Jasper County 911 were alerted to reports of a  structure fire at 419 W Mound. About 2 blocks NW of Bamboo Garden.

Carthage Fire, Carthage Police and Mercy Carthage responded.

First arrival firefighters reported, fully engulfed two-story residence.

On scene we learn no residents were injured in the fire. And no firefighters injured fighting the fire.

The home was severely damaged displacing those who live there. Complete details are not known at this late hour.

The Carthage Fire Marshal will investigate the cause of the fire. No information is released at this time as firefighters are still on the scene at 1 a.m. as we update this article.

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Car crashes into Carthage Police Department; DWI investigation officers say

CARTHAGE, Mo. — Just after 12:15 a.m. Saturday morning an officer in Carthage observed a vehicle on Garrison Ave attempt to turn east onto W 4th.

The small blue passenger car went over some curbs and struck the west side of the Carthage Police Dept, 310 w 4th.

Carthage Fire Dept and Mercy Ambulance responded. Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies were present along with CPD officers.

On scene Officers tell us this is DWI investigation.

There was only one occupant of the vehicle, the driver, was transported by police cruiser to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle was totaled in the crash as it struck the building at an angle.

The building, made of that  famous Carthage Marble, appeared to be unscathed except for a few marks/scuffs. No structural damage was visible. 

Hood’s Towing & Recovery of Carthage removed the vehicle.

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Pickup crashes into a house, Carthage Police investigate DWI crash

CARTHAGE, Mo. — About 9:45 p.m. Sunday night E-911 were alerted to reports of a crash on E Central and Clinton in Carthage.

Tipsters told us it was a pickup that ran into a house.

Carthage Fire, Carthage Police and Mercy Ambulance responded emergency.

On scene Carthage Police officers tell us they were investigating a single vehicle DWI crash.

The driver was not injured. No residents were injured inside the home either. 

Grundy’s Towing removed the pickup.

After the pickup was removed one could see the extent of the damage to the residence on the west wall taking out a window and destroying the outside AC unit.

This is the second DWI crash Carthage Police are investigating after the Chiefs loss as of the initial printing of this article.

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