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Vice President Tours Joplin Rebuild

Joe Biden visits high school that rose from debris of May 2011 tornado

10/03/2014

People go through what is left of their home 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. Photo: UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock

Joplin Woman Suing Home Depot for Tornado Deaths

A woman whose husband and two children were among eight people killed while taking cover in a Home Depot during the 2011 Joplin tornado contends in a wrongful death lawsuit that the building was negligently constructed.

08/05/2014

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Groom Chases Thief Who Grabbed Wedding Gifts

A Kansas couple who had just renewed their wedding vows got a rude shock when a man tried to steal wedding gifts from the reception.

07/01/2014

John Pliler and Dan McCain were the winners of ignite Church's AR-15 giveaway. Photo: Facebook /Ignite Church

Church Raffles AR-15 Rifles to Increase Membership

A southwest Missouri church that drew attention two years ago with billboards encouraging married couples to have more sex is at it again.

06/23/2014

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Mom of Emaciated 3-Year-Old Sentenced to 15 Years

Beth Williams was sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a child abuse case that left her daughter severely underweight and fighting for her life.

04/15/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks following a tour of the tornado affected Plaza Towers Elementary School on May 26, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. Obama is in the Oklahoma City area to survey damage from the tornado which struck a week ago and meet with victims and first responders. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Joplin Students Head to Okla. Town Hit by Tornado

Students from the southwest Missouri district where nine schools were destroyed or damaged in a May 2011 tornado are headed to Moore, Okla., to help children who lost their school to a tornado last year.

03/27/2014

The Joplin High School sign is seen in front of the rubble of the school after the letters H and E were placed on it reading 'Hope' as the town rebuilds from the catastrophic tornado that hit almost one year ago on May 19, 2012 in Joplin, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

First Round of New Joplin Schools Now Open

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon was on hand Wednesday to help officially open Soaring Heights Elementary School.

01/30/2014

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Organization Opens 100th Home Since Joplin Tornado

Rebuild Joplin held a ribbon-cutting Tuesday at the home of Ron and Margaret Campbell, whose house was damaged during the tornado.

11/06/2013

Missouri Southern offensive line coach Derek Moore was fatally shot by another man as he was leaving a Joplin movie theater Friday.

Police: MSSU Coach Fatally Shot as Man Confronted Wife

Jeffery L. Bruner, of Joplin, is charged with felony murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of Missouri Southern offensive line coach Derek Moore.

11/04/2013

Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo.

Murder Prompts Mo. Southern to Cancel Homecoming

Football team’s assistant coach Derek Moore was gunned down in parking lot of Joplin theatre, police say.

11/02/2013

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