Local animal lover volunteers to help Joplin pets
Almost two weeks after a massive tornado decimated Joplin, Mo., the recovery process has begun, but there’s a long way to go. At least 134 people were killed in the May 22 storm; more than 8,000 homes and apartments were damaged or destroyed; more than 500 commercial properties were damaged or destroyed. As crews begin removing tons of debris from the area, a smaller group is working to...
It wasn’t until after the second rifle shot bounced off the beast Sunday...– Cops in Independence, Mo., shot an alligator, only to discover it was a lawn ornament. That’s right, it took two shots to determine it wasn’t real.
Six Mexican Gray Wolf puppies were born on May 1. The Mexican Gray Wolf is the world’s most endangered mammal — only about 50 remain in the wild. More about the pups and the Endangered Wolf Center »
Lahar. L-A-H-A-R. Lahar.– It’s a type of mudflow following from a volcano. It’s also the word that sent local spelling champ Rounak Bera, 11, to the next round at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Rounak will spell again this afternoon in the next round.
By 1943, all were in the service — six in the Navy, one in the Marine Corps, one...– All 12 Van Coutren children served in the military during World War II. All 12, nine boys and three girls, made it home after the war. All 12 have died: The last living Van Coutren child was Rita Scott.
It looks like something my kids would have drawn with crayon.– Illinois state Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon on the creative shapes of the state’s 18 new Congressional districts (one less than the current number). State Sen. Matt Murphy, R-Palatine, referred to three Chicago-area districts as “ear-muff-looking.”
18 of 26 Joplin Globe reporters lost their homes... →
chels: The Globe Publisher Michael Beatty was quoted by the paper as saying employees began reporting for work minutes after the tornado hit, redoing Monday morning’s edition and making it to the press just one hour late. “It was amazing,” Beatty said in the story. “These people came in who had lost their homes completely. But they were just dedicated to their jobs, to getting the story...
Five Days in Joplin: Notes on a tragedy →
mattdpearce: I’ve lived in tornado alley almost all my life, and I’ve never seen anything like what I just saw in Joplin. Somewhere around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, shortly after graduation for Joplin High School let out, a column of hot air welled up in the atmosphere and punched through a ceiling of…
Body of 16-month-old boy in Joplin tornado... →
A sad follow-up to the photo I posted last week: The body of 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon, believed missing in the Joplin tornado, was identified Sunday using DNA, family members said.