Tornado-stricken Joplin goes back to school

Seven students and one employee of the district were among the victims, and six school buildings were destroyed.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: A tribute to the Joplin High School class of 2011

The students faced extreme adversity soon after graduating and are still helping their families rebuild following the devastating tornado.

DAVID ROSMAN: Lesson No. 1 — be wary of scams

Whether you are young or old, avoid becoming a victim with a quick refresher course in common sense.

Motive in killing of southeastern Missouri 3-year-old unclear

Breeann Rodriguez's body was found Tuesday on the bank of a drainage ditch near Senath.

Pedestrian hit by car in front of Harpo's

The woman was hit by a car at the corner of Tenth and Cherry streets. She was taken to Boone Hospital Center. The extent of her injuries is unknown.

Girl claims southwest Missouri district failed to protect her

A former student of the Republic School District says she was raped twice at the school.

Missouri judge tosses out lawsuit over Girl Scout cookies

The suit was filed by the mother of two girls who had sold the treats for several years outside their home.

Study: Only 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases pay

Malpractice cases carry a significant emotional cost for doctors, said the study's co-author. Each year, 1 one in 14 doctors is the target of a malpractice claim.

Obama's plan: New jobs proposals, challenging GOP

President Barack Obama plans to announce a broad package of tax cuts, construction work and help for the millions of Americans who have been unemployed for months.