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Shooting death

UPDATE: Man killed in shooting outside Springfield strip mall

Corey Kesner, 31, was killed.  One man in custody.

Joplin Police Department

Joplin woman booked into Florida jai after crime spree

Records show that 30-year-old Brittany Nicole Harper faces felony charges of robbery, kidnapping, vehicle theft and home invasion. 

Jared Neil

After fiancé is charged with assault, woman disputes detective's account

Police say Jared Neil and the woman have an infant daughter together but that didn’t stop him from hitting her, pointing a gun at her, threatening to cut her, and choking her.

VIDEO Fugitive Joplin couple caught in Florida

Fugitives from Joplin were cornered in Florida; one died, one was hospitalized

Blake Fitzgerald was shot dead and Brittany Harper was wounded in a showdown with police after a multi-state crime spree.


Crime spree suspect from Joplin died in shootout in Florida after shoe store robbery

Blake Fitzgerald was killed and Brittany Harper is in a hospital with injuries.

Court generic


DNA links Missouri inmate to Kansas City woman's 1986 rape

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says DNA evidence tied 61-year-old Cleophus Parker to the attack in Kansas City's east bottoms.

Aaron Clemons in court

Man charged with killing wife fights to move trial out of Ozark

Aaron Clemons is charged with tying up and beating his wife until she died, and then burning down the family's home in Ozark in 2014.

Joplin couple sought in southern crime spree suspected in gun theft

Police say a couple suspected in a series of robberies and abductions in Alabama and Georgia also are suspects in the theft of guns from a Missouri house a few days before the crime spree.

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