Dispatch from Joplin: One month later

Joplin native Eliza Smith returns to her hometown, where despite ever-present piles of debris, signs of new life are starting to emerge.

Disasters deliver blow to state budgets in the South, Midwest

Many states, including Missouri, had tight budgets to begin with, but tornadoes and floods have forced state governments to tap into emergency reserves or cut finding to other programs.

Souris River nears peak at Minot, N.D.; city hopes worst is over

More than 4,000 homes have already been flooded, but flows upstream have leveled off and left city officials hoping the rest of Minot's homes are safe.

Small Missouri town slowly rebounding from tornado

Damage is still visible, but the residents of Duquesne are making progress in rebuilding their town.

Missouri pitcher hopes to stay on USA Baseball's National Team with Tigers coach Jamieson

With more permanent selections joining the national team after the College World Series, there’s no guarantee that Missouri pitcher Eric Anderson will stay with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team for more than one start.

Crowd gathers for Mark Twain stamp dedication in Hannibal

The stamp-savvy, the Twain-lovers and the simply curious gathered in Hannibal on Saturday for the dedication of a Mark Twain commemorative postage stamp. 

South Dakota Gov. Daugaard active in fight against Missouri River floodwaters

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is hardly disappearing in the sidelines of the "flood fight" of his state. Since May, he has taken a lot of time to offer assistance in Pierre and other towns.

Nearly all available animals adopted at Saturday's Adopt-a-thon in Joplin

About 100 to 150 more cats and dogs will be available Sunday in Joplin.

Compost workshop encourages attendees to repurpose waste materials

More than 50 individuals attended a compost workshop sponsored by the City of Columbia Public Works Department.

Columbia seniors participate in golf tournament, enjoy friendly competition

The MU Retirees Association sponsors an annual golf tournament for Columbia seniors, allowing them to play competitive golf with their peers. 

Columbia Public Library hosts, cosponsors Party with the Stars event

Approximately 50 people attended the Party with the Stars event Friday. The educational program offered the chance to look through telescopes.

Two sent to hospital after deck falls

Officials won't know why the deck detached from the house until the city inspector investigates.

Interstate 29 closures cause competition for Missouri, Nebraska fireworks stands

Some Nebraska residents are having to find a new source for fireworks, or at least an alternate route to Missouri, since portions of Interstate 29 has been closed because of flooding.

CDC lowers number of Joplin survivors with rare fungal disease

Initially reported to be 12, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has lowered the number of people from Joplin with a rare fungal disease to 10.