Latest Joplin News

Joplin man accepts plea deal in man’s shooting death

Oct. 3, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has accepted a plea deal in a fatal shooting at a Joplin motel. Kosaksy Phillip, of Joplin, pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Diamond Bradley. The Joplin Globe reports Bradley was shot four times in August at the Economy Inn and...

Ex-sheriff's deputy sentenced for abusing infant daughter

Oct. 1, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A former Newton County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to abusing his infant daughter. Fifty-three-year-old Kenneth Rush, of Joplin, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to child abuse. The Joplin Globe reports emergency responders...

Joplin man pleads guilty to 2018 motel shooting death

Sep. 28, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 26-year-old Joplin man has pleaded guilty to a fatal shooting last year at a Joplin motel. The Joplin Globe reports that that Kosaksy Phillip pleaded guilty Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Diamond Bradley. In exchange...

Bonnie and Clyde-related items sold at auction

Sep. 24, 2019 2:07 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A sawed-off shotgun used by Bonnie and Clyde will remain in Joplin, Missouri, after being sold at auction. The Joplin Globe reports the weapon and other items related to the notorious criminal couple were auctioned Saturday in Boston. The Western Field Browning Model 30 shotgun was...

Items linked to crime duo Bonnie & Clyde sold for $186K

Sep. 21, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Several personal items related to 1930s Texas outlaw Clyde Barrow have sold at a Boston auction for nearly $186,000. RR Auction officials say the Bulova watch that Barrow wore when he and Bonnie Parker were killed in 1934 sold on Saturday for $112,500. Parker and Barrow were fatally shot by...

Missouri man who shot deputy facing federal indictment

Sep. 21, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a St. Louis man on charges related to the shooting of a Jasper County deputy in 2017. The Joplin Globe reports the federal indictment against 46-year-old E.F. Fitchpatrick was made public Friday, a day after he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a...

Oklahoma newspaper executive named publisher of Joplin Globe

Sep. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A newspaper group publisher in Oklahoma has been named the new publisher of The Joplin Globe. Dale Brendel was appointed to the position Thursday by CNHI, the Globe's parent company. As group publisher for CNHI, he had oversight of the Stillwater News Press, Muskogee Phoenix, Tahlequah...

Missouri man who shot deputy sentenced for gun violation

Sep. 20, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) — A 46-year-old St. Louis man acquitted in the shooting of a Jasper County deputy was sentenced to 10 years in prison on a related charge of illegally possessing a firearm. E.F. Fitchpatrick was sentenced Thursday. He pleaded guilty to the charge in July before his trial in the wounding of...

Sheriff: Man in confrontation with deputies died by suicide

Sep. 17, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy has determined that an Arkansas man found dead after an exchange of gunfire with a southwest Missouri sheriff's deputy died of a self-inflicted wound. The Joplin Globe reports Jasper County Sheriff Randee Kaiser said in a news release Tuesday that 28-year-old Kenneth Ashburn,...

Jasper County sheriff's deputy shot, man found dead

Sep. 13, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A 28-year-old man from Arkansas was found dead after exchanging gunfire with sheriff's deputies in southwest Missouri. Jasper County authorities say Kenneth Ashburn, of Bella Vista, Arkansas, died Thursday afternoon about a mile east of the Missouri Southern State University campus in...