News to Know: Joplin convenience store robbery charges, and deadly crashes in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas

The news you need to know before you head out the door

JOPLIN, Mo. – Authorities make an arrest in the robbery of a Joplin convenience store. On Wednesday July 27th the Joplin Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at Zips convenience store on 32nd street. During the investigation the JPD found the suspect had entered the store through a broken window and stole a variety of store merchandise before fleeing the scene. Surveillance video from a separate occasion showed the suspect forced entry into the business and stole additional merchandise. Authorities tracked down the suspect, 18-year old Aaron Moore, a homeless man and confirmed that Moore committed the burglaries. Moore has been arrested and charged for burglary, property damage and stealing.

MILLER, Mo. – A Southwest Missouri man is dead from an early Monday morning crash. Authorities say Franklin Bradley was driving on Lawrence 2040 in Miller, Missouri where his car went off the road, hit a fence and tree, and overturned. Bradley died on the scene.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kan. – Authorities responded to a call Sunday night in Montgomery County, Kansas for an evening crash. They say when they arrived they found a car upside down in the ditch where they found 40-year-old Amber Beckenholdt of Elk City, Kansas. She died at the scene.

JASPER COUNTY, Mo. – Carthage Fire and Duenweg Fire halt a grass fire before it reaches structures. About 11:30am Monday morning, there were reports of a fast moving grass fire near County Road 110 and Cedar Road. Jasper County E911 was alerted. Carthage Fire alongside Mercy Carthage Ambulance responded. Duenweg Fire responded as mutual aid. Three homes were threatened, but the two fire departments working together controlled the fire. Crews remained on scene til after 1:00pm making sure fence rows were extinguished. There is not a burn ban in Jasper County, however, burning outside is not recommended. Each fire department and district set their own standards according to daily conditions. Read more here.

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