Storms confront Task Force 1 as it returns home

Members of Missouri Task Force 1, after three days in Joplin, were forced to seek shelter as soon as they returned to the Boone County Fire District's headquarters in Columbia.


Arrest warrant issued for registered sex offender

After past convictions and a gun- and drug-related arrest in April, Shawn Michael Turner is wanted for not reporting a change of address, in addition to probation and parole violations.

Forecasts, TV, luck eased tornado risk in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City residents took advantage of forewarning to prepare for Wednesday's storms as cities across Tornado Alley took the hit.

Professors say cicadas pose little threat

Professors from the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources advise Columbia residents to take this spring's cicada emergence in stride.

Joplin tornado survivors pick up the pieces, wonder what's next

The tornado has left some residents homeless and without utilities. Residents who lived near Range Line Road, which was hit especially hard, are trying to gather what is left of their possessions.

Rock Bridge girls soccer takes on Glendale on Saturday

This is the second time the two schools have met and Rock Bridge is the only school that has beaten Glendale this season.

Columbia Public Schools holds supply drive for Joplin

The school district is collecting supplies and donations through Thursday morning. The donations will be picked up Thursday afternoon.

Columbia's Task Force 1 searches for survivors, bodies in Joplin

FEMA Missouri Task Force 1 helps recover bodies in Joplin with the help of search and rescue dogs.

Kansas City Chiefs fill six semitrailers with relief supplies for Joplin

The Chiefs joined citizens of Kansas City to donate money and resources to those displaced during the weekend's storms in Joplin and Reading, Kan.

Paul Splittorff, Kansas City Royals all-time wins leader, dies at 64

The former Royals left-hander had 166 career victories in a 15-season career.

UPDATE: Overnight storms killed fourth in Arkansas

The overall death toll from Tuesday night's storms is now at 14.

Joplin schools superintendent confident in quick recovery

Despite losing four schools in Sunday's tornado, Joplin's superintendent says his district will be ready to go for next school year.

J. KARL MILLER: Diversity course is not the answer to intolerance at MU

The MU Faculty Council voted to reject the inclusion of a diversity-intensive course in undergraduate curriculum. No further action should be taken because the classes are largely unnecessary.

More midwest storms leave 13 dead

Less than three days after the Joplin tornado, more storms ripped through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas overnight.

Task Force 1 to return from Joplin

The team was responsible for rescuing 13 victims, Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said.

LETTER: Buy the poppy and break the Taliban

Buying Afghanistan's poppy crop could boost the country's economy and would cost less than the U.S. is paying for the war.

Tornado Warning issued for Kansas City