News to Know: U.S. Marshals search for escapees, MSSU gets adults back in the game

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BARRY COUNTY, Mo. – The search for three Barry County Missouri escaped inmates is turned over to U.S. Marshals. 29-year-old Lance Stephens, 29-year-old Matthew Crawford, and 37-year-old Christopher Blevins escaped from the Barry County Jail Friday morning. Stephens was being held on drug charges and unlawful use of a weapon. Crawford was held on felony stealing and Blevins was held on drug charges, vehicle tampering, and unlawful possession of a firearm. The three men are considered armed and dangerous. Authorities believe the escapees are no longer in the area, but if you spot them you are urged to call 911 immediately.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Joplin police release the name of a Carthage man killed in a crash on Interstate-44. The crash happened just before 2:30 Sunday morning. Police say 44-year old Juan Fuentes, Junior was driving a motorized scooter in the outside lane of I44 Eastbound when he lost control, crashed, and was thrown from the scooter. Authorities say Fuentes was then struck by multiple passing vehicles. The crash closed the interstate for 3.5 hours. The Joplin Police Major Crash Team was still looking for witnesses who may have seen the initial crash.

MIAMI, Okla. – The city of Miami, Oklahoma has had trouble with flooding for decades. This Friday the city will hold a town hall meeting with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The meeting will be open to the public so residents can express concerns and share their experiences with flooding. Missouri Southern is introducing a new program to help adults get their degrees. The university is launching a new “adult degree completion” program this fall. The new program will allow for greater flexibility for adult students to get their bachelors or even masters degrees.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Missouri Southern is introducing a new program to help adults get their degrees. The university is launching a new “adult degree completion” program this fall. The new program will allow for greater flexibility for adult students to get their Bachelors or even Masters degrees.

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