Athlete taken into custody after assaulting referee



11:38 a.m.

A vehicle was backing out from a parking space and hit an oncoming car with the left rear bumper, damaging the right front fender of the car.




A driver was heading south in lot 23, when another vehicle backed into the car’s path. The right front of the first car struck the right rear of the second car.



7:55 p.m.

An official at one of the intramural basketball games called a technical foul against a player, at which time the player became belligerent.

The player approached the official and began to yell, which resulted in his ejection from the game.

As the official turned to leave, the player struck the official, knocking him to the ground.

Joplin Police Department was contacted, and the player was arrested and taken from the scene.