Newton County, MO

Boom truck overturns near Spurgeon in Newton Co.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 7 a.m. reports of a single vehicle crash alerted Newton County Central Dispatch. It was located just south of Spurgeon on State Route NN. Redings Mill Fire, Newton County Ambulance and Newton County Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. On scene the commercial boom truck lay on its side, the west side...
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Pickup flips into creek outside of Sarcoxie, Mo.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just before 2 a.m. Sunday morning reports of a pickup crash in the Sarcoxie area on Tiger Road, south of Beech Road, alerted Newton County Central Dispatch. Sarcoxie Rural Fire, Mercy Ambulance and Newton County Deputies responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. GOOGLE MAPS LOCATION OF CRASH LOCATION, TIGER ROAD, SOUTH OF BEECH.  On the...

Joplin City Council recount reveals slight change

JOPLIN, Mo. — The recount of a Joplin’s April City Council race is final and the numbers changed… a little bit. What had been a 13 vote win turned into an 18 vote win for current council member Josh Detar. Totals in Newton County did not change...

Joplin man sentenced in Newton County meth distribution case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Joplin man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute meth in Newton County. Thirty-four-year-old, Jason C. Russell was sentenced to 24 years and four months in federal prison without parole, according to a release from release from the office of U.S. Attorney Teresa A. Moore.

Local lawmakers on Roe v. Wade

JOPLIN, Mo. — According to an unknown source, it’s not a question of if the Supreme Court will overturn the ruling of “Roe v. Wade”, it’s when. But how will that affect the law in area states like Missouri?. According to State Representative Ben Baker,...

Area lawmakers gathered to report recent session

NEOSHO, Mo. — Area lawmakers were on a local college campus Tuesday to give residents an overview of what did and didn’t happen this legislative session. Issues that dominated the Missouri legislative session which wrapped up last week, included drawing up with a Congressional redistricting map, which must be done once each decade, as well as passing the largest balanced budget in the history of the Show-Me State.

Neosho honors fallen officers

NEOSHO, Mo. — One community is honoring law enforcement. This week marks National Police Week. Tuesday night, the Newton County Sheriff’s Office Chaplains remembered Missouri’s fallen law enforcement. “We really want to lift up our officers. So a night like tonight we dont just have the officers,...

Voters educate themselves at local “candidate fair”

NEOSHO, Mo. — Newton County Republicans get the chance tonight (5/17) to meet several of the candidates on the ballot for the August primary election. A “Candidate Fair” in Neosho was put on by the Newton County Republican Central Committee. It gave voters some one-on-one time with...

Bridge upgrades in Newton County

Newton County – The Newton County Route E bridge over Shoal Creek north of Granby will be CLOSED for up to 105 days to have its driving surface resealed starting the week of June 6, the Missouri Department of Transportation said. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s...

News to Know: Webb City standoff ends with 2 in jail, Kansas legalizes sports betting, and Spiva Park renovation underway

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Police in Webb City arrest two burglary suspects after a standoff. Officers arrived Thursday morning to the 1600 Block of South Oronogo, responding to a call about a burglary in progress. Officers say they found the suspects in a home on the 900 Block of West 1st Street. When the suspects refused to come out of the home, the Jasper County Special Response Team was called in and authorities used chemicals to force them out of the home, and arrest them. Due to the close proximity to Webb City Junior High, the district set up an alternate pickup after classes. Read more about the standoff here.

News You Need To Know: Missing juvenile found, Mom and son go on dream vacation

NEWTON CO, Mo. — Itali HAS BEEN FOUND. — Original Article:–Authorities in Newton County are looking for a girl last seen in her home early Tuesday morning. Detectives say 12-year-old Itali Renee Savage has health issues and the heat could worsen these issues. They believe Itali might have left her home of her own will. Officials are asking Neosho residents living east of Oakridge Drive to check their outbuildings as the last time she ran away she was found in one. Law enforcement on Wednesday led a search party around that area. The full details on Itali Renee Savage can be found on our website.