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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.

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.

Columbia escapes damage from severe storms

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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