Columbia residents take advantage of nice weather

Many Columbia residents went outside Tuesday to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. The temperature reached a high of 75 at Columbia Regional Airport. Some families took advantage of the pleasant conditions and visited Flat Branch Park.

Branson faults CodeRED service for not warning residents of tornado

After an extended negotiation time period with the city in January, the CodeRED system did not send alerts to subscribed residents of the city.

Weather service, fire district warn against burning Tuesday

Warm, dry weather will combine with stiff winds to create a fire hazard.

Hopeful tale for tornado survivors ends with baby's death

After surviving the deadly tornado that killed both parents and her siblings, 15-month-old Angel Babcock died in Kosair Children's Hospital.

Storms demolish small towns in Indiana, Kentucky

At least 38 people were killed in five states in the second spate of storms in little more than 48 hours. They scarred the landscape over hundreds of miles, leaving behind a trail of shredded sheet metal, insulation, gutted churches and crunched-up cars.

State attorney general warns Missouri residents about tornado scams

Attorney General Chris Koster advises people to watch out for hoaxes like charity scams and individuals posing as disaster officials.

Tornado victims watch for more severe weather

After twisters on Wednesday killed 13 people in four states, those living in the Midwest and South have been warned of another bout of dangerous weather expected for today.

Tornado spotted in SE Missouri; no damage reported

Several Missouri counties were under a tornado watch this morning, which came with reports of quarter-size hail.

Joplin helps Branson after Wednesday's tornado

The tornado injured dozens of people and damaged six theaters and 22 hotels and motels.

Tales of Wednesday's deadly pre-dawn storms as more are forecast for Friday

The next storm system is forecast to take a similar path on Friday as Wednesday's storms and has the potential for even more damage. Both the Midwest and South will be "right in the bull's eye."


UPDATE: 12 killed as violent storms ravage Midwest, South

Death tolls continue to rise as a result of yesterday's intense storms.  Similar though potentially more dangerous weather is expected for Friday.


Midwest twisters claim at least 10 lives

The deadly tornadoes damaged towns in seven states, including Branson, Mo., a popular tourist spot.  More severe weather is expected for the same area Friday.

Preparing for the 2012 tornado season in Missouri

Missouri's peak tornado season usually starts in mid-March and continues to late June. The Missourian wants to hear about how you are preparing for the upcoming tornado season in Missouri.

Branson tornado Facebook page successful after storm

After last night's apparent tornado, more than 6,300 people have "liked" a Facebook page created to help spread information about a tornado situation in the city.

Diner owner on Branson Strip says damage appears tornadic

Damage includes roofs being torn off, downed power lines and damage to windows and neon signs on the strip.

UPDATE: Storms kill 13, damage Branson Strip, southwest Missouri cities

Three people have died in Missouri, and another 10 died in southern Illinois.

Storm in southwest Missouri, Kansas leaves one dead, dozens hurt

An apparent tornado left a trail of destruction in the tourist hub of Branson, where the storm seemed to have hopscotched up Highway 76, scattering the area with debris, uprooting road signs and heavily damaging buildings in the city's famous theater district.

UPDATE: Storms kill 9 in Missouri, Illinois; Branson Strip damaged

At least 6 people were killed in Harrisburg, Ill., and three others were killed in separate southwest Missouri towns. In the tourist city of Branson, 30 people were reported hurt, and hotels and famed music theaters were damaged. At least three people were critically injured in Harveyville, Kan. 

Storm-spotter classes stress awareness in wake of Joplin tornado

In response to the May 2011 tornado in Joplin, local weather officials are stressing awareness, escape routes and safety zones in this year's storm-spotter safety classes.

PHOTO GALLERY: Visitors enjoy sunny weather along river in Rocheport

Friends and families enjoy the warmer-than-usual weather in Rocheport on Sunday.