Carol Jo Tate said Wednesday that the body of her son, 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon, was identified at the morgue handling tornado victims.
Several twisters touched down across the state Wednesday and destroyed buildings and school buses, and the possibility of a disaster as serious as Sunday's tornado in Joplin made severe thunderstorms and funnel clouds all the more threatening to Missourians.
Joplin residents reflect on the damages caused by Sunday's tornado, which destroyed some areas of the town and left others virtually untouched.
Advocates for a Missouri "consumption tax" on goods and services suggest it would help everyone, including the elderly, families and the state's poorest citizens. But the items it seeks to tax include everyday necessities and exclude expenses irrelevant to the poor, like private school tuition.
Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said search and rescue efforts will continue.
Facing a surge of displaced Missourians, the Red Cross rushes to raise funds to support its efforts.
Senior outfielder Jonah Schmidt produced the winning hit in the Tigers' Big 12 Tournament opener with a three-run, two-out double in the sixth inning.
Southern Boone County was hit by the worst of the severe storms that passed across mid-Missouri.
Members of Missouri Task Force 1 and others reflect on their recent experiences with severe weather in Missouri.
Participants in a disaster relief conference in Kansas City knew exactly what actions to take when tornadoes were reported nearby.
Wednesday's tornadoes left minor damage and no injuries in the wake of more serious storms.
Sophomore pitcher Chelsea Thomas is one of three finalists for the 2011 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year award. She is joined by Katelyn Boyd of Arizona State and Ashley Hansen of Stanford.
At least 15 people were left with minor injuries after a tornado heavily damaged homes and buses in the town.
Former Hickman football and baseball standout Blake Tekotte made his Major League Baseball debut Wednesday in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.
All games will be televised on ESPN2.
Rock Bridge tennis coach Ben Loeb wants his players to be two things — motivated and confident.
In the small towns of Ellsinore and Grandin, dangerous weather pummeled buildings, knocked out power and sent wreckage flying Wednesday afternoon.
The storm was one of multiple incidents of extreme weather in the Midwest on Wednesday.
A tornado ripped through Sedalia on Wednesday as severe weather continued to torment the state.
Despite a newfound awareness of nature's volatility, Joplin residents are uncovering reasons to smile.