Joplin Tornado

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Tornado Fraud Costs 2 Joplin Residents Prison Time

Prosecutors say both made false claims about tornado damage. One obtained temporary rental assistance and the other, a temporary housing unit.


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Tornado Fraud Costs 2 Joplin Residents Prison Time

Both plead gulity to defrauding government out of disaster benefits.


Joplin, Missouri Marks One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Joplin Gets $2.4M To Deal With Soil Problems

The money will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the EF-5 tornado that ripped through it.


The recovery effort in Joplin, Mo., after the 2011 tornado. (Photo: Getty Images)

Hotel Guests Become Friends After Joplin Tornado

Most of the guests at the Residence Inn in Joplin, Mo., on the day of last year’s tragic tornado, have similar stories.


Joplin Rebuilds

A year later, much of the debris has been cleared and damaged homes wiped from their foundations.


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Joplin: The Class of 2012

For the 428 members of Joplin High School’s Class of 2012, Monday night’s graduation caps a senior year marked by tragedy, turmoil and perseverance.


An aerial view shows the destruction of the Home Depot in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

Joplin Twister: Costliest Since 1950

One year anniversary is Tuesday.



TIAM Saturday: Jeff Hill, Lynn Onstot

Guests for this Saturday morning include Jeff Hill with the Compton Heights Home and Garden Tour and Joplin communications officer Lynn Onstot.


Debris from destroyed homes are seen after a massive tornado passed through the town on May 24, 2011 in Joplin, Missouri. 116 people are known to have been killed and authorities expect  the death toll to climb in the town of 50,000 people. Rescue workers are searching for survivors as the threat of further storms still looms. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

8 Indicted in Joplin Tornado Fraud

Each of the defendants is accused of falsely claiming damage to their homes or property for disaster benefits.


Basketball Hoop, Getty Images, photo by Ryan McVay

Hoops for Joplin Goes on in St. Louis

The game will be nonstop for 110 hours, with no timeouts, and rests for the players are not to exceed three hours. The 24 players are divided into two 12-member squads called Team St. Louis and Team Joplin.




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