Latest Joplin News

No signs foul play in death of man found in Missouri freezer

Nov. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy has found no signs of foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in a freezer in his wife’s bedroom inside the couple’s southwest Missouri home. Joplin police say the autopsy also confirmed that the man was Paul Barton, whose wife,...

Missouri woman charged after husband’s body found in freezer

Nov. 14, 2019 6:49 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman whose husband’s corpse was found in a freezer in a bedroom inside their southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was arrested Thursday, a day after she was charged with...

The Latest: Woman whose husband’s body in freezer arrested

Nov. 14, 2019 3:55 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a Joplin, Missouri, woman whose husband’s body was found in a freezer (all times local): 2:50 p.m. A southwest Missouri woman has been arrested two days after her husband’s body was found in a freezer at their home. Police say 67-year-old Barbara Watters...

Police: Body found in freezer at southwest Missouri home

Nov. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Police say they are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a freezer at a home in southwestern Missouri. The Joplin Globe reports that Joplin police learned of the body Monday while investigating an arson case at a neighboring property. Police said in a statement...

Dental school in Joplin raises 75% of its fundraising goal

Nov. 3, 2019 10:21 AM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Less than five months after announcing plans for a dental school in Joplin, the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has raised 75% percent of its $40 million fundraising goal. The $40 million will make up half of the project's $80 million cost, with the KCU pledging the...

Severe weather downs trees, power lines in southern Missouri

Oct. 21, 2019 8:47 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a severe weather system has toppled trees and power lines, damaging some homes and outbuildings across parts of southern Missouri. National Weather Service Meteorologists Megan Terry says crews were headed out Monday morning to determine whether straight line winds...

Joplin Globe promotes Andy Ostmeyer to editor

Oct. 17, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A long-time employee of The Joplin Globe will be the newspaper's new editor. Publisher Dale Brendel announced Wednesday that Andy Ostmeyer has been appointed to oversee the paper's digital and print platforms. Ostmeyer, who is currently managing editor, will replace longtime editor Carol...

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...