Tornado levels Joplin

Tornado-destroyed Joplin church open after rebuild

More than 100 members of Blendville Christian Church attended the first service in the church's new worship center on Sunday.

UPDATE: AmeriCorps expanding for Joplin recovery

AmeriCorps will be adding 150 corps members in Joplin over the next three years. Rebuild Joplin will recruit local residents for the new positions.

AmeriCorps expanding for Joplin recovery

The national service group AmeriCorps plans to boost its volunteer force helping Joplin rebuild from the deadly May 2011 tornado.

UPDATE: 8 indicted on fraud charges from Joplin tornado

Each of the defendants, indicted separately by a grand jury, is accused of falsely claiming damage to their homes or property in Federal Emergency Management Agency applications for disaster benefits.

Hollywood actors to perform Joplin tornado benefit

Dramatic readings of the Book of Job will be performed by David Strathairn, Paul Giamatti and Arliss Howard.

Demand high in Joplin region for storm shelters

About 15 businesses in and around Joplin are working to provide the shelters, an increase from five companies two years ago.

Missouri Tigers to participate in Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge

Athletes from across Missouri will help build homes alongside volunteers as part of the Governor's Joplin Habitat Challenge.

Urban Metropolitan Development sues Joplin School District over demolition

Urban Metropolitan Development — the construction company hired to demolish three Joplin schools after last year's tornado — filed a lawsuit against the school district, claiming it is owed more than $500,000.

Missouri gets $16.5 million for Joplin and flooding cleanup jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor intends for the money to be used for 2,200 temporary cleanup jobs.

Joplin unveils plans to mark tornado anniversary

The city's officials are inviting any of the more than 100,000 volunteers who helped in the past year to return for the event on May 22.

Joplin, New Orleans unlikely partners working to overcome disasters

Despite differences in location and culture, similar devastation from natural disasters has brought groups from both cities together in pursuit of the best way forward.

Joplin tornado zone faces confusion over revised Postal Service policies

The U.S. Postal Service changed their delivery methods in Joplin's most damaged areas, though they haven't been clear in communicating to those affected by the changes.

UPDATE: Obama to deliver commencement address in Joplin

The president will deliver remarks at the May 21 commencement. Joplin High was destroyed by a tornado, forcing students to attend classes at a nearby mall.

Homelessness on the rise in Joplin

Souls Harbor, a 30-year-old homeless shelter, has paved the way for numerous other organizations to assist Joplin's rising homeless population.

Joplin service groups still facing huge demand

Though fundraising efforts were successful, service agencies still do not have enough money to cover the costs incurred by last year's tornado.

UPDATE: Some Joplin residents wonder where donations went

Amid a vote on a $62 million bond issue to rebuild destroyed and damaged schools in Joplin, many wonder where donations to the district went.

Large proposed Joplin bond issue leaves some residents questioning donations

Superintendent C.J. Huff said the money the school district has received in donations is not enough to fund the repairs and rebuilding made necessary by the May tornado.

Damaged by tornado, Joplin High School to be demolished soon

The demolition of Joplin High School will begin as soon as workers finish pumping water from the basement and complete asbestos removal.

In Joplin, young professionals hear call to serve

In the wake of devastation, many young professionals left their stable jobs to help rebuild Joplin after the deadly May 22 tornado.

Joplin residents lost home, but not security bills

After losing their homes in a deadly May 22 tornado, customers of Vivint, a Utah-based security company, are still paying bills to protect their uninhabitable buildings.