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Crawford County inmate charged in another inmate's death

Oct. 18, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

GIRARD, Kan. (AP) — A Crawford County jail inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of another inmate, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said Monday. Gavin P. Wood, 25, of Arma was charged after inmate Dante Martinez, 20, of Pittsburg died on...

Man found guilty in Joplin woman's death, shooting of wife

Sep. 23, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man was convicted Thursday of killing a woman and seriously injuring his estranged wife in a shooting six years ago. Stephen Thompson, 60, was found guilty of first-degree murder and three other counts in the death of Carissa Gerard and the...

Eatery owners, managers charged in federal immigration case

Aug. 26, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Missouri have charged 19 restaurant owners and managers — most living in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma — accusing them of a racketeering scheme to hire and employ immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. The...

Southwest Missouri health system requires employee vaccines

Aug. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — One of Missouri's biggest hospital systems announced Monday that it would require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19, wasting little time after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to Pfizer's version of the drug. ...

Joplin: City computer shutdown was ransomware attack

Aug. 05, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The insurer for Joplin paid $320,00 to an unknown person after a ransomware attack shut down the city’s government’s computer system last month, Joplin City Manager Nick Edwards said Thursday. The money was paid to keep any sensitive information...

6 people indicted in kidnapping, death of Missouri man

Jul. 31, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Six people have been indicted in the kidnapping and death of a man whose body was found in a wooded area southwest of Joplin last year. Federal prosecutors announced Friday that a federal grand jury indicted Freddie L. Tilton, 48, of Joplin, in...

Joplin man who shot 5 found not guilty by reason of insanity

Jul. 28, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A Joplin man who wounded five people in random shootings has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. Attorneys for Tom Mourning Jr., 31, had argued for years that he was schizophrenic and did not understand his actions when he shot at two...