News to Know: Murder suspect pleads guilty to lesser charge, and Duenweg police investigate a stabbing

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – A southwest Missouri man pleads guilty to abandonment of a corpse. Ray Fryling had faced a number of other charges including first-degree murder. In December of 2019, Lawrence County detectives found someone had been using a missing man, Coy Cole’s, car and financial information. They traced the activity to Cole’s former roommate who told detectives that Fryling had shot Cole in the stomach. Deputies searched Fryling’s property in Verona and found a fresh burn pile with human remains. For a full breakdown of events in this case click here.

WEBB CITY, Mo. – Authorities in Webb City responded just before five Monday afternoon for reports of a car crashing into the side of a Burger King. Officials say the driver failed to stop while pulling into a parking spot. No one was injured in the crash. More details here.

DUENWEG, Mo. – Authorities investigate a stabbing in Duenweg, Missouri. On Monday morning Duenweg police officers responded just after 7:00am to the six-hundred block of Patterson. At last report, the male victim was at a hospital in surgery. Investigators are looking for a female person of interest. The police chief say the stabbing is an isolated incident. No arrests have been made. Read more here.

JOPLIN, Mo. – A dump truck goes through a guard rail just before 12:00pm Monday in Joplin. Authorities say the truck experienced a flat tire before it veered through a guardrail, slid down an embankment, and crashed. The driver was unable to get out of the doors so he climbed through the windshield. Just a short distance to the west, a crew from Liberty Electric was working and ran to the crash. The crew used up its extinguishers to help with the fire. Both Redings Mill Fire and Joplin Fire responded. The driver refused transportation to hospital.

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