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Joplin Tornado (2011)

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  • Barry Manilow has hits and awards, but he's focused on music class

    Barry Manilow has hits and awards, but he's focused on music class
    Eight years ago, Barry Manilow was shocked to hear that a friend's daughter was futilely searching for a saxophone. The student wanted to try something new, but her school didn't have the instrument. Manilow, the veteran singer and composer with more...
  • You Tube: As close as you want to be to a tornado

     
    If you haven't seen these two videos of the F-5 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo. Sunday, you should take a few minutes to watch. If nothing else, they will teach you the importance of listening to tornado watches and warnings,......
  • Business in natural disasters

    Business in natural disasters
    Smiths Detection developed the portable emergency room to treat soldiers on the battlefield. But the tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., last month, executives at the Edgewood manufacturer say, showed another potential use. The twister, one of the...
  • John Waters hitchhiking adventure continues with wild ride to California

    John Waters hitchhiking adventure continues with wild ride to California
    Another bit of the increasingly oddball John Waters hitchhiking mystery has been revealed. We knew the filmmaker started his cross-country adventure in Baltimore. And we knew a touring indie band had picked him up in Ohio. We also knew a married couple...
  • John Waters' hitchhiking companion Brett Bidle tells more

    John Waters' hitchhiking companion Brett Bidle tells more
    Brett Bidle, Frederick County town councilman, tea party supporter and devout Methodist, is John Waters' new BFF. That old saying about politics making strange bedfellows? Apparently, politics has nothing on hitchhiking. Back in mid-May, Bidle, a 20-...
  • West Friendship: Pieceful Quilters do their part to ease the pain of Missouri tornado victims

    West Friendship: Pieceful Quilters do their part to ease the pain of Missouri tornado victims
    For Glenelg Postmistress Marcia Worrich, packages come and packages go. But few bring as much satisfaction in readying for transit as the two huge boxes bound for Joplin, Mo., which crossed her counter at the post office last week. The boxes contained...
  • 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...
  • Joplin, Mo., needs Katrina-style relief

    I found it very depressing reading your article on the tornado in Joplin ("Death toll climbs to 116 from worst twister since 1953" May 24). I hope this really brings us as a nation together and provides relief like we did for Katrina. I pray that everyone...
  • Oklahoma tornado: Search, cleanup continue; rebuilding ahead

    Oklahoma tornado: Search, cleanup continue; rebuilding ahead
    MOORE, Okla. — State and local officials vowed Tuesday to rebuild this bereft suburb, shattered by a tornado that brought death and massive destruction, even as they fought poor weather to push ahead with rescue efforts. In a day marked by...
  • Mike Landis

    Mike Landis
     Mike Landis joined KY3 in the spring of 2010, but he was no stranger to the Ozarks. "I was born right here in Springfield, and am proud to have grown up in the surrounding area," Mike explained.  "I grew up watching KY3, and am honored to have made...
  • Engineering study shows wind speeds below 135 mph caused majority of damage in Joplin

    Engineering study shows wind speeds below 135 mph caused majority of damage in Joplin
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An investigative team of engineers affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers found EF-2 winds, not EF-4 or EF-5, caused more than 80 percent of the damage in the Joplin tornado in May 2011. The twister had a 22-mile-...
  • Despite Life Saving Potential, State Reluctant to Mandate Storm Shelters

    Despite Life Saving Potential, State Reluctant to Mandate Storm Shelters
    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — After living nearly 20 years in their one-story brick home, Sherry and Larry Wells finally won the lottery — for a state rebate on a home storm shelter, that is. A contractor finished installing the concrete bunker...