| Apr 19, 2013
| 8:40 AM
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...
| May 25, 2012
| 6:31 AM
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...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:35 PM
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-...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:22 PM
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,......
| 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?
| Nov 16, 2011
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...
| May 25, 2011
| 4:30 AM
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...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Hundreds get disaster relief in Winfield, but it wasn't a real tragedy. Instead, it was a first of it's kind response drill.
Southwestern college became a multi-agency response center or M.A.R.C for short. Its purpose is to bring together different local...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:15 PM
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-...
| May 24, 2013
| 3:58 AM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:31 PM
MOORE, Oklahoma - A monstrous tornado at least a half-mile wide roared through the Oklahoma City suburbs Monday, flattening entire neighborhoods and destroying an elementary school with a direct blow as children and teachers huddled against winds up to...