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Two Joplin-area men killed in separate, unrelated crashes

JOPLIN METRO AREA — Two separate and unrelated motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of two local men on Saturday according to reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol. One man was a longtime city of Carthage employee, the city released a statement Sunday morning. BARTON COUNTY, Mo. — Trooper B O’Sullivan of Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Jasper, Mo. man...
JOPLIN, MO
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Missouri man dies in UTV accident

NEWTON COUNTY —A Missouri man died in an accident just after 9p.m. Saturday in Newton County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2021 CF Moto Z950 driven by Brian A. Bradley, 51, Diamond, was eastbound on Eldon Road 4 five miles west of Diamond. The vehicle traveled off...
NEWTON COUNTY, MO
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Church bus rear-ended near Oronogo, Mo.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. — Sunday morning just before 9:45 a.m. reports of a church bus rear-ended by an SUV on MO-96 near CR230 alerted Jasper County E911. Oronogo Fire Dept, Oronogo Police Dept, Jasper County Deputies and METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. On the scene we are told by Tpr B.D. Vaught of Troop D, five...
ORONOGO, MO
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Carthage employee killed in ATV crash

NEWTON CO, Mo — The city of Carthage is mourning the death of one of its employees. Saturday night 51-year-old Brian Bradley was killed in an ATV accident. Bradley was the Superintendent of the Carthage Parks and Recreation department. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash happened...
CARTHAGE, MO

Two area men die in separate crashes Saturday evening

Two area men died in separate highway crashes Saturday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 57-year-old Wayne E. Sprenkle of Jasper died around 7:40 p.m. Saturday on I-49 about two miles south of Sheldon when he swerved his southbound motorcycle to avoid an object in the roadway. He lost...
JASPER, MO
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Police investigate death of married couple in Monett

MONETT, Mo. — Two people were found dead in their home by police in Monett June 30. The Monett Police Department found 71-year-old Daniel Olson and his spouse, 64-year-old Tamara Olson, dead in their home near West Nellie Avenue and North Central Avenue. The police are investigating the incident, but said there is no indication […]
MONETT, MO
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The Monett Police Department is investigating what caused a couple’s death. Officers found 71 year-old Daniel and 64 year old Tamara Olsen were found dead in a house on West Nellie Street in Monett Thursday night. The body’s were sent to the coroner’s office for an autopsy.
MONETT, MO

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Successfully transitioning a family farming business to the next generation doesn’t happen overnight. It takes planning and “communication, communication, communication,” says Wesley Tucker, agricultural business field specialist with University of Missouri Extension. To help families with the succession planning process and initiate communication, Tucker and an MU...
JOPLIN, MO

Death investigation underway in Monett

MONETT, Mo. — A death investigation is currently underway in Monett. On Thursday the Monett Police Department responded to the 100 block of West Nellie around 8:00 PM. Once they arrived they found 71-year-old Daniel Olson and his wife 64-year-old Tamara Olson dead. The situation is currently under investigation...
MONETT, MO

Joplin Fire Marshal investigating duplex fire in Joplin

JOPLIN, Mo. – Firefighters and emergency responders were dispatched to a Joplin Housing Authority Complex at 409 S. Ozark just before midnight on Friday night. Upon arriving, they found a fire that had already burned through the roof of the structure near Leonard Park. A resident on one side...
JOPLIN, MO

Ozarks Drug Enforcement makes award-winning bust

KODE — A Southwest Missouri drug task force is getting federal attention for a big take-down. The Office of National Drug Control named the Ozarks Drug Enforcement Team for the Outstanding Investigative Effort award. It focuses on a 2021 joint case involving multiple agencies including the FBI, DEA, Missouri...
JOPLIN, MO
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