• On July 3 at 12:15 a.m. on Route HH, Steven R. Shaver,38, of Neosho, driving a 2005 Suzuki 500, struck a deer in the roadway and overturned.

Mary Shaver, 34, an occupant, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to a Joplin hospital.


• On July 4 at 10 p.m., Anthony W. Crawford, 56, of Granby, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and failing to drive on the right side. He was taken to the Newton County Jail where he remains bondable.


• Crowder College, 601 LaClede, Neosho, was inspected on May 13. The inspector noted that one freezer had a bag of french fries that had thawed because it was not functioning and no thermometers were available in egg cooler. The facility received a medium risk rate.

• El Pueblito, 915 S. Neosho Blvd., Neosho,  was inspected on Feb. 26. The inspector noted that upon arrival she observed: a plate of chicken and pan of steak meat (both cooked) out at room temp; no tongs available for lemons for customer beverages; a large pot of beans in the walk-in cooler not at 41 degrees; in reach-in freezer, four packs of raw steak were sitting on an open container of ice cream creating a cross-contamination issue; 10-plus items uncovered; dirty cups (4) in employee hand sink; no thermometers available in small cooler; ice scooper not stored properly; and spoons for customers drink were stored in a cup with the handle down. The facility received a high risk rate.


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