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.
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