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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • In Joplin, like other Midwest towns, human spirit prevails after tornado destruction

    In Joplin, like other Midwest towns, human spirit prevails after tornado destruction
    JOPLIN, Mo. -- It's been just more than three months since about a third of this city was wiped out by the most powerful category of tornado – an EF-5.  As people recover from it, they’ve discovered they share a bond with other Midwest...
  • National Weather Service: Some Joplin residents ignored tornado warning on May 22

    National Weather Service: Some Joplin residents ignored tornado warning on May 22
    JOPLIN, Mo.-- According to a report released Tuesday, local authorities responded effectively to the tornado here on May 22, but there's always room for improvement, especially when it comes to telling people that they must take cover now.  The National...
  • Storm shelter coming to a school near you

    Storm shelter coming to a school near you
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- School was out when the Joplin tornado hit and graduation just ended. Had classes been in session, the loss of life and destruction would've been mind-boggling. The school had no shelter on campus. The Joplin School District was...
  • Unique jobs program keeps hospital employees from Joplin on various payrolls

    Unique jobs program keeps hospital employees from Joplin on various payrolls
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The mass destruction by the tornado in Joplin on May 22, left more than 2,000 people without places to work.  A major hospital, the Walmart store and other businesses were all gone in seconds. St. John's Regional Medical Center...
  • He's still speaking volumes

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Dick Vitale will wait until a quiet moment, away from the VIPs and the parents and especially the sick kids, to admit this, but he's not sure what to say. How could he be? The words aren't coming to him. How could they? The...
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors opens its doors in Springfield

    Academy Sports and Outdoors opens its doors in Springfield
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Academy Sports and Outdoors opened its newest location on Friday.  It's one of the bigger stores in the company at 87,000 square feet.  The company’s first store in the Springfield area and second in Missouri is just west of...
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Two Mothers who Lost Children in Joplin Tornado View New Homes

    Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: Two Mothers who Lost Children in Joplin Tornado View New Homes
    Two families who lost children in the Joplin tornado are settling into their new homes. On Thursday, their grandmothers waited with a large crowd to see their reactions to the big reveal. A large crowd of bundled onlookers chanted “move that bus&...