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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • 7 people are accused of falsely taking federal disaster benefits after Joplin tornado

    7 people are accused of falsely taking federal disaster benefits after Joplin tornado
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A federal grand jury indicted seven people from Joplin and a man from Lebanon, in separate and unrelated cases, for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado on May 22, 2011. Karen Parks, 37; Ronald Irby,...
  • NEW VIDEO: Joplin tornado hits Mercy emergency waiting room

    NEW VIDEO: Joplin tornado hits Mercy emergency waiting room
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- Mercy Hospital released security camera video recorded in its emergency waiting room from May 22, 2011, the night an EF-5 tornado hit the town and killed 161 people.
  • Amid protests, serious work gets done at NATO summit

    Amid protests, serious work gets done at NATO summit
    President Obama and other world leaders focused on the war in Afghanistan Monday morning at the NATO summit meeting at McCormick Place. Monday morning's meeting began about 15 minutes later than planned. World leaders, chatting before the opening...
  • Ross Janssen in Joplin for one year tornado anniversary

    Ross Janssen in Joplin for one year tornado anniversary
    Storm Team 12 meteorologist Ross Janssen was in Joplin, Missouri Monday as President Barack Obama delivered a speech to high school graduating seniors, marks one year of progress since a devastating tornado. Ross was part of the presidential motorcade...
  • On Eve of Joplin Tornado Disaster Anniversary, Survivor Looks for Opportunity in Sacramento

    On Eve of Joplin Tornado Disaster Anniversary, Survivor Looks for Opportunity in Sacramento
    Ashley Mickelthwaite, the mother of a new Sacramentan, is with President Obama in Joplin, MO tonight. She was the head of the local school board before that massive twister re-ordered life. Her daughter, Kendell, chose to move to Sacramento in the...
  • Joplin School District marks tornado anniversary with four groundbreaking ceremonies

    Joplin School District marks tornado anniversary with four groundbreaking ceremonies
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Joplin school district marked a day of destruction with the first steps towards rebuilding. The district broke ground on three new schools Tuesday. The schools will replace schools lost in the EF-4 tornado of May 22, 2011.Joplin School...
  • Joplin Tornado Turns Strangers into Friends

    Joplin Tornado Turns Strangers into Friends
    Joplin, Mo: Next time you're in a Pizza Hut or a McDonald's or a Starbucks... look around. Chances are you're surrounded by strangers. That was the situation for a group of people at a yogurt shop a year ago in Joplin. But, the tornado turned that...
  • National Weather Service learns lessons from Joplin

    National Weather Service learns lessons from Joplin
    Residents of Joplin, Missouri walk the path of destruction one year after a massive tornado struck their hometown. The EF5 twisters killed more than 150 people and destroyed a large part of town. The tragedy left behind painful memories for those who were...
  • One year later members of the Joplin Elks Lodge 501 honor four lives lost during an EF5 tornado

    One year later members of the Joplin Elks Lodge 501 honor four lives lost during an EF5 tornado
    At 5:41 on Tuesday night, members of the Elks Lodge 501 in Joplin held a moment of silence for four lives lost in the tornado. They gathered at the exact time the twister hit to honor friends they won't forget. Last year members of the Elks Lodge promised...
  • Home monitoring business adds home inventory to its services

    Home monitoring business adds home inventory to its services
    Few South Floridians who lose their homes in natural disasters are really prepared to make insurance claims after the fires, floods or storms are passed. One Deerfield Beach inspector is working to join a handful of people in Florida to be a certified by...
  • A year after tornado strike, Joplin rebuilds with promise "to do better"

    They wore their robes and received their diplomas, these children of Joplin, Mo. But even with high spirits, their hearts were heavy as they and their parents remembered what happened right after last year's graduation. That's when the most powerful...