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NEOSHO, Mo. – The Neosho Police Department opens an investigation after two residents were found deceased inside their home. On October 23, Neosho Police Dispatch received reports of a deceased male and female at the 1000 block of Stratford Place. When NPD Officers arrived, they discovered Charles Barnett, 87,  and Donna Barnett, 78, of Neosho, as well as a .38 caliber firearm. The media release indicates both subjects were deceased at the time of discovery. After further investigation, NPD Officers determined the deaths were a result of a murder-suicide. Click here to read more about this story.

MCDONALD COUNTY, Mo. – Authorities say Dawn Wynn is back in custody.  Complete details of her capture are not known.  She is in Indiana currently. Wynn originally left a note at her mother’s home in Pea Ridge, Arkansas stating she was suicidal. Arkansas authorities put out an alert for her well-being.

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JAY, Okla. – A trial by jury was cut short today after a man suspected of shooting and killing his wife pleaded guilty to 1st Degree Murder. On November 4th, 2020, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation arrested 52-year-old, John Hackathorn, on one count of First Degree Murder. Authorities say they found 60-year-old Mary Hackathorn dead in the residence with multiple gunshot wounds. Hackathorn entered a guilty plea on October 24, 2022, and received a life sentence in prison with the possibility of parole. Click here to read more about this story.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin police department says a fatal crash involving a Joplin pedestrian came after a separate motorcycle crash near the northbound exit near Zora & Main Street. Police officers identified the pedestrian as 24-year-old Andrew P. Dodson, of Joplin. Dodson was pronounced dead at the scene. To read more about this story, click here.