Joplin recovery

Joplin officials consider rebuilding options, keeping building codes, safety in mind

Joplin leaders are looking to the Greensburg, Kan., tornado of 2007 as a guide for the future.

Joplin tornado: School district says 135 students won't return

At least 135 students affected by the May 22 tornado won't return to the Joplin School District in the fall.

St. John's setting up second temporary hospital in Joplin

The new hospital is three times larger than the existing temporary unit.

Missouri attorney general files suit over scams after Joplin tornado

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said several thousand dollars of contributions have not been passed on as promised to Joplin charities, churches or families.

Nixon pledges $122 million for Joplin home rebuilding

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to allot state and federal aid to single-family, low- and moderate-income homeowners. The plan would use about 38 percent of the state's annual share of low-income housing tax credits.

Carthage church collects 8,000 photos lost in Joplin tornado

Volunteers at First Baptist Church in Carthage have received recovered photographs scattered across the state by the EF5 tornado. They meticulously clean them and search the photos for information on their owners.

Schnucks holds carnival for Joplin tornado fundraising

Schnucks employee Tom Oleski said that the day's success was due to the enthusiasm of Columbia residents. Customer concerns prompted the benefit.

Joplin receives flower bulbs from nonprofit America Responds

Church members, the Ozark Gateway Master Gardeners and a troop of Boy Scouts joined the beautification efforts.

Sallie Mae to postpone loan payments for Joplin tornado victims

The financial services company has agreed to allow those affected by the tornado to delay payments through September.

Battle of the Bands winners to host concert for Joplin

The show will be July 20 at The Blue Note.

Wide range of ideas proposed for Joplin rebuilding

Residents are beginning to propose ideas for how to rebuild the tornado-ravaged city.

Building permits move forward in Joplin after tornado devastation

Joplin has already issued nearly 1,500 permits to repair damaged residential properties in the affected areas.

ESPN anchor John Anderson's golf tournament to support Joplin schools

ESPN anchor John Anderson will hold his second golf tournament in Columbia on Sunday and Monday.

Nixon announces $2 million grant for Joplin trauma center

The money will go toward the Joplin Child Trauma Treatment Center, which will focus on training personnel to identify children experiencing trauma. Six organizations are partnering to launch the center.

Effort under way to preserve history of Joplin as well as its tornado

In addition to the loss of two early neighborhoods, some historic homes and buildings were lost in the Joplin tornado. An effort is under way to preserve the history of the tornado itself. Artifacts are being collected to reflect the power of the tornado.