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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • Blast from the Past Helps Current Students with Back to School

    Blast from the Past Helps Current Students with Back to School
    Nearly three months have passed since a deadly tornado touched down in Joplin, Missouri. People in surrounding areas including Kansas City haven't forgotten. On Saturday, a local business held a grand opening  by getting the kids of Joplin ready to go...
  • 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Fills Truck For Joplin, MO

    'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' Fills Truck For Joplin, MO
    On the afternoon of May 22nd, a tornado struck the town of Joplin, Missouri. More than 100 people were killed and massive destruction was left behind That's why 'Neighbors Helping Neighbors' teamed up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to try to fill a...
  • Efforts by Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. caught deadly fungus early.

    Efforts by Springfield-Greene County Health Dept. caught deadly fungus early.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- In the aftermath of the Joplin tornado area hospitals were swamped with injuries and critical patients. A St. John's physician came across something unusual in the midst of it all. Efforts at the local level helped health care...
  • Joplin Students Head Back to Class

    Joplin Students Head Back to Class
    Less than three months after an EF-5 tornado destroyed much of their town, students in Joplin are heading back to class on Wednesday - some of them in a new school created in a former big-box store. FOX 4's Abby Eden is Working for You from Joplin with...
  • 87 Days After the Tornado, School Begins in Joplin

    87 Days After the Tornado, School Begins in Joplin
    The school year ended abruptly on May 22nd in Joplin, Mo. when the country's deadliest single tornado tore through the small Missouri town, wiping out half of it. Children lost loved ones; lost everything they owned. Wednesday morning, school resumed for...
  • Ava police officer searches for owner of love letter found after Joplin tornado

    Ava police officer searches for owner of love letter found after Joplin tornado
    AVA, Mo. -- In the age of e-mail, Facebook and text messaging, writing actual letters seem to be a thing of the past.  However, it is that past that is inspiring a police officer from Ava to help return a half-century-old letter to its rightful owner....
  • Joplin's First Day of School Gets Kids Back to Normal

    Joplin's First Day of School Gets Kids Back to Normal
    When you look at the damage Joplin schools sustained in the May 22 tornado, you can see why a lot of people said the district was crazy to try and start school on time. But they did. Teachers and parents said it was essential to get the kids back to...
  • Owner of love letter lost in Joplin tornado debris is found near Wasola

    Owner of love letter lost in Joplin tornado debris is found near Wasola
    WASOLA, Mo. -- So many memories were lost in the Joplin tornado, but at least one piece of history was found and returned to its rightful owner.  While on an investigation, an Ava police officer was handed a letter found in the debris from the Joplin...
  • Blue Valley Schools Want to Prevent Playground Vandalism

    Blue Valley Schools Want to Prevent Playground Vandalism
    The Blue Valley School District is taking action to try to prevent playground vandalism. The idea comes after  several playground fires were intentionally set earlier this summer . A safer surface is being installed on the school's playground. Blue...
  • Tornado survivors in Greensburg offer some advice for survivors in Joplin

    Tornado survivors in Greensburg offer some advice for survivors in Joplin
    GREENSBURG, Kan. – This town has been continually rebuilding since a massive tornado obliterated most of it four years ago. Recently, some of the people here talked about the ups and downs of starting over. Barren lots, fractured foundations,...
  • Man from Joplin reunites with volunteers who pulled him from tornado debris

    Man from Joplin reunites with volunteers who pulled him from tornado debris
    MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- They didn't think he'd live.  Doctors considered pulling the plug.  Then he was told his right eye would be blind and he'd never use his right hand again.  But Mark Lindquist, 51, has a spirit to thrive, thanks to being found in time....