JOPLIN, Mo. —
The first time AshLeigh Thomlinson took the ACT as a Neosho High School student, she received a score of 30. It’s students such as Thomlinson that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon hopes to keep in the state with a new financial aid incentive that would give students who receive Bright Flight scholarships the option for an extra $5,000 annually if they agree to work full time in Missouri immediately after school.
JOPLIN, Mo. —
No one knows how the red-tailed hawk became trapped in the rubble of a building that was destroyed by the May 22 tornado. No one knows what building, exactly — just somewhere in the path of the tornado.
Between 7,000 and 8,000 volunteers are being recruited to help build homes in Joplin for the award-winning ABC television reality show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Members of the Missouri Press Association came to Joplin, Mo., in the days following the EF-5 tornado that killed more than 150 residents and wreaked havoc on the community of 45, 000. The Joplin Globe and the newspaper's staff and storm coverage are the subject of a documentary soon to be released by the state press association. This is a part of the Globe's story.
St. John’s Mercy said today it will build a new hospital near Interstate 44 and Main Street to replace the one hit by the May 22 tornado.
Comedians participating in the "Stand Up for Joplin" benefit are in town to prepare for the show, set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in Taylor Performing Arts Center.
Paul Benedict, a videographer, shot and produced this video during a trip to Joplin. His work can be found on the video hosting site Vimeo.
Eric Parker, his sister Kaylee Parker and her friend Mac Wright didn’t want a close encounter with a tornado on May 22. They just wanted to watch it.
In the days after the May 22 tornado, Christopher Duncan Rutherford tried to navigate around Joplin, but got lost in the town where he has lived for the past 10 years.
Fun and Kansas City Chiefs football returned to Joplin for thousands of fans Thursday who patiently waited for autographs and photos of some of their favorite players.
When the EF-5 tornado hit Joplin on May 22, destroying St. John’s Regional Medical Center, the hospital turned to social media sites to help spread the word.