| Aug 18, 2011
| 2:22 AM
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....
| Aug 23, 2011
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 12:34 PM
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,...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:41 PM
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....
| Aug 26, 2011
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 6:23 PM
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...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 1:56 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Sep 15, 2011
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?
| Sep 16, 2011
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 4:37 PM
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&...