| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:40 PM
Haiti and Joplin are places that typically don't have a lot in common, except that both have been virtually destroyed by natural disasters. Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor Dan Purdom knows, because he has been both places to help.
Dr. Purdom, a primary...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:16 PM
OZARK, Mo. -- Many safe rooms are designed to withstand winds of up to 250 miles per hour, and they have been shown to save lives. However, there is a chance people could get trapped inside underneath mounds of debris.
"We heard some concerns about...
| May 22, 2012
| 5:40 PM
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Joplin school district marked a day of destruction with the first steps towards rebuilding.
The district broke ground on three new schools Tuesday. The schools will replace schools lost in the EF-4 tornado of May 22, 2011.Joplin School...
| May 22, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Joplin, Mo: Next time you're in a Pizza Hut or a McDonald's or a Starbucks... look around. Chances are you're surrounded by strangers. That was the situation for a group of people at a yogurt shop a year ago in Joplin. But, the tornado turned that...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:56 PM
At 5:41 on Tuesday night, members of the Elks Lodge 501 in Joplin held a moment of silence for four lives lost in the tornado. They gathered at the exact time the twister hit to honor friends they won't forget. Last year members of the Elks Lodge promised...
| May 23, 2012
| 9:28 AM
They wore their robes and received their diplomas, these children of Joplin, Mo.
But even with high spirits, their hearts were heavy as they and their parents remembered what happened right after last year's graduation. That's when the most powerful...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:52 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A federal grand jury indicted seven people from Joplin and a man from Lebanon, in separate and unrelated cases, for fraudulently receiving federal disaster benefits following the tornado on May 22, 2011.
Karen Parks, 37; Ronald Irby,...
| May 18, 2012
| 2:42 PM
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Mercy Hospital released security camera video recorded in its emergency waiting room from May 22, 2011, the night an EF-5 tornado hit the town and killed 161 people.
| Jun 20, 2012
| 2:09 PM
Morrisville, Mo. -- Dustin Kessler, 25, is the volunteer emergency management director for the small town of Morrisville, the place where he was born and raised.
"Their mentality of, 'We've never had a tornado here before, or, 'A torando's not going to...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:59 PM
President Obama and other world leaders focused on the war in Afghanistan Monday morning at the NATO summit meeting at McCormick Place.
Monday morning's meeting began about 15 minutes later than planned. World leaders, chatting before the opening...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:23 PM
A Springfield woman is spreading the gift of random kindness to those in need in Joplin. Last year Frances Youngblood started the tradition of giving gifts to strangers. This year she decided Joplin was the place to spread cheer. Click on our video report...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:48 PM
Katy Puckett poses for the cameras. Photographers keep clicking the camera, trying to capture that glamour, as Katie poses in a strapless wedding gown in Jackson Square.
But this bride, is not getting her picture taken for her wedding day. She was...