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Missouri Senator Ron Richard

Capitol Perspectives: Election Consequences for Missouri

Missouri’s Senate may be on the verge of an historic change. And if so, it likely can be attributed to one of the softest-spoken legislative leaders I’ve covered.

11/16/2012

Simba and family.  (Photo via The Joplin Globe)

Joplin Family Finds Cat 18 Months After Tornado

A Joplin family is celebrating finding a cat they hadn’t seen since their home was destroyed by a tornado 18 months ago.

10/30/2012

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Maria Toutoudaki

Missouri Couple Who Won $20M in Suit Going Bankrupt

In addition to the Chapter 7 filing last month, Eric and Cassandra Peoples of Carthage are being forced to sell the home they built for $3.9 million.

10/15/2012

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Charges Filed in Joplin School Threat Case

A 21-year-old man has been charged with making terroristic threats that caused the Joplin School District to lock the doors of all its buildings.

10/12/2012

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.

10/04/2012

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Joplin Company Gets $11 million Over Oil Leak

TAMKO Building Products Inc. said in a lawsuit that Factory Mutual Insurance Company refused to pay for damages after an oil leak in 2008.

09/28/2012

President Obama visits Joplin, in aftermath of the devastating tornado. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Joplin to Seek FEMA Extension For Families

The City Council voted Monday night to approve the request to the State Emergency Management Agency, which will forward it to FEMA.

09/25/2012

Islamic Center of Joplin after fire on August 6, 2012. (Photo courtesy of FBI Kansas City)

Feds Boost Reward For Info on Joplin Mosque Fire

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said they’re increasing their original $15,000 reward to $50,000.

09/19/2012

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US 71 From KC To Joplin To Become an Interstate

The change to an interstate means eliminating all intersections and cross roads along the 180-mile stretch.

09/04/2012

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Missouri Districts to Vie For ‘Race to the Top’ Grants

The grants are intended to support initiatives that help close achievement gaps and prepare students for college and careers.

08/31/2012

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