Carthage Police believe an 87-year-old man's death is suspicious. Shortly after 6 Monday night, a neighbor reported that 87-year-old Raymond Ritchhart had fallen inside his home. Police determined his death was suspicious. An autopsy is scheduled for today. News Talk KZRG has reached out to Carthage Police for more information.
The Joplin Christmas Parade has been cancelled tonight due to the weather, but the other festivities are still a go. Casey Starnes with the Joplin Jaycees tells News Talk KZRG the sidewalks and roads are just too slick to have everyone drive out to the parade.
"We met with the Police Department and then City Hall street crews and did a check of the streets...and unfortunately found that Main Street itself will be OK, but the side streets and sidewalks will not be safe."
You can still see the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express train with Santa and his elves tonight at the Union Depot from 4:30-8:30. The parade has not been rescheduled as of yet, but if it is, it will not be until after the holidays.