Latest Joplin News

Man charged in Joplin shooting death at a storage unit

Aug. 8, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Carthage man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man at a storage unit in Joplin in December. Mason S. Roach, 24, is accused of killing Jonathan Powell, 36, at the storage unit in west Joplin. He was also charged Friday with armed criminal action....

Body found after standoff near Joplin still unidentified

Aug. 1, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy could not determine the cause of death or the identity of a body found on property in southwest Joplin this week but authorities are treating the case as a homicide, Newton County authorities said. The body was found after officers responding to a tip Tuesday were shot at when...

Virus kills 21 at Missouri nursing home; cases up statewide

Jul. 31, 2020 6:07 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A coronavirus outbreak at a southwestern Missouri nursing home has led to 21 deaths so far as confirmed cases increase across the state. The outbreak at Joplin's Spring River Christian Village sickened 73 residents, 42 of whom have recovered, The Joplin Globe reported Friday. The chief...

Body found during attempt to serve search warrant

Jul. 29, 2020 6:24 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have found a body while attempting to serve a search warrant on a kidnapping suspect. The discovery was made Tuesday on a property southwest of Joplin after 47-year-old Freddie Tilton surrendered following a standoff. Newton County deputies and Joplin police had gone to the...

Missouri cities requiring masks as reported virus cases rise

Jul. 10, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The rapidly rising number of confirmed new coronavirus cases has prompted facial- covering requirements in several areas of Missouri, including the state's largest city. The state health department on Friday reported 662 new cases of the COVID-19 virus. A day earlier, the 795 reported...

Cities consider requiring face masks as virus cases surge

Jun. 25, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — As coronavirus cases increase across Missouri, city officials are wrestling with how to slow that rise when many residents are resistant to more government restrictions. In southwest Missouri, where some counties have become hot spots for the virus since Gov. Mike Parson allowed the...

Scalp discovered in Joplin campground

Jun. 23, 2020 8:41 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a human scalp was discovered in a Joplin campground. Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings said the owner of the Holly Haven Campground on the southwest side of Joplin found the scalp Saturday morning near a pond, The Joplin Globe reports. Cadavar dogs...

Recent Missouri editorials

Jun. 16, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

Jefferson City News-Tribune, June 14 Students at the University of Missouri again are petitioning to remove the Thomas Jefferson statue from the Columbia campus, though university officials have said they will not remove it. Jefferson, after all, was a slave owner who fathered children with one of his slaves. The...