The Big 3: shooting near Cunningham Park, no survivors in head-on crash, Newton County brush fire and “bear in the air”

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No. 3: JOPLIN, Mo. – On Saturday, July 23rd, at about 8:20 a.m. a 35-year-old male was rushed to an area hospital suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Officers on patrol noticed a vehicle that seemed out of place near 25th and Annie Baxter. Officers approached the vehicle and noticed a male in the drivers seat apparently sleeping. They ran the tag posted in the back window and it came back stolen. Officers boxed the car in so it couldn’t flee the scene. The subject then began to ram both patrol vehicles, backing up and ramming forward. Authorities say officers went to break the vehicle’s windows and an officer involved shooting occurred. Click here if you’d like to read more about this story.

No. 2: NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. – On Thursday, July 21st, at about 7 a.m. authorities respond to the scene of a head-on crash. One driver died at the scene; the other driver was flown to an area hospital, but died from injuries. If you are interested in reading more about this story, click here.

No. 1: JOPLIN, Mo. – On Monday, July 25th, Joplin Fire responded to reports of  smoke and fire near 6 mile marker to the west of Kum and Go at 5002 S Main in Joplin. Redings Mill Fire, Carl Junction Fire and Duenweg Fire all joined the response. At one time reports were 6 brush trucks were working along Castle Drive where the fire jumped the roadway moving east towards Shoal Creek. Click here if you are interested in reading more about this story.

BONUS: JOPLIN, Mo. – On Saturday, July 23rd, the Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers along with local Jasper County agencies conducted a traffic operation. MSHP, conducted an aggressive vehicle enforcement event focusing on impaired and careless drivers. Starting about 5 p.m.  Missouri State Highway Patrol had their helicopter above monitoring traffic. If you’d like to read more about this story, click here.

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