The national service group AmeriCorps plans to boost its volunteer force helping Joplin rebuild from the deadly May 2011 tornado.
Much of Joplin fell silent to mark the precise moment the city was hit by a tornado one year ago.
To mark the one-year anniversary of the Joplin tornado, tonight Columbia’s Ragtag Cinema is screening a documentary that relives the days following the disaster.
A year after the deadliest tornado in decades hit southwest Missouri, the images remain indelible.
Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:
Two Laclede County contractors stand accused of fraud after allegedly accepting insurance checks from three Joplin homeowners to repair tornado damage but not doing the work.
The state of Missouri is providing $2.3 million to help build special rooms at five Joplin schools designed to withstand severe weather.
The state of Missouri paid tribute Monday to those who died while on the job last year.
Joplin residents are getting an extra layer of security in storms thanks to their approval last week of a $62 million school bond issue.