Body found of toddler missing in Joplin tornado

Carol Jo Tate said Wednesday that the body of her son, 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon, was identified at the morgue handling tornado victims.


UPDATE: New tornadoes rattle nerves, leave damage in Missouri

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.

A tour through the broken heart of Joplin

Joplin residents reflect on the damages caused by Sunday's tornado, which destroyed some areas of the town and left others virtually untouched.

GUEST COMMENTARY: 'Fair' mega-tax hurts those most in need

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.

UPDATE: Officials say Joplin tornado death toll rises to 125

Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr said search and rescue efforts will continue.

Disaster onslaught: Relief groups scramble to cope

Facing a surge of displaced Missourians, the Red Cross rushes to raise funds to support its efforts.

Missouri baseball team upsets Texas at Big 12 tournament

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.

Columbia escapes damage from severe storms

Southern Boone County was hit by the worst of the severe storms that passed across mid-Missouri.

Missouri Task Force 1 members, others share severe storm experiences

Members of Missouri Task Force 1 and others reflect on their recent experiences with severe weather in Missouri.

Disaster conferees heed Missouri tornado sirens

Participants in a disaster relief conference in Kansas City knew exactly what actions to take when tornadoes were reported nearby.

Storms leave flooding, damage throughout Kansas

Wednesday's tornadoes left minor damage and no injuries in the wake of more serious storms.

Missouri softball's Thomas makes final cut for Player of the Year honors

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.

Tornado injures 15, damages buildings in Sedalia

At least 15 people were left with minor injuries after a tornado heavily damaged homes and buses in the town.

Former Hickman star makes Major League debut

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.

Missouri softball's Super Regional times set

All games will be televised on ESPN2.

Coach a crucial part of Rock Bridge tennis teams' success

Rock Bridge tennis coach Ben Loeb wants his players to be two things — motivated and confident.

Severe weather sweeps through southeast Missouri

In the small towns of Ellsinore and Grandin, dangerous weather pummeled buildings, knocked out power and sent wreckage flying Wednesday afternoon.

Sedalia tornado leaves homes destroyed, 15 to 25 injured

The storm was one of multiple incidents of extreme weather in the Midwest on Wednesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tornado causes damage in Sedalia

A tornado ripped through Sedalia on Wednesday as severe weather continued to torment the state.

Dispatch from Joplin: Finding the silver lining

Despite a newfound awareness of nature's volatility, Joplin residents are uncovering reasons to smile.