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Photo Essay: Will Joplin's Jim Bob's Steaks & Ribs be back? Special

Joplin - An EF-5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011, and at least two businesses, one a hometown favorite for almost 20 years, have yet to reopen one year later.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 1 comment

Joplin, Missouri businesses open one year after the EF-5 tornado Special

Joplin - On the one-year anniversary of the tornado that devastated Joplin, businesses have reopened and lost co-workers and customers are remembered.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

TopFinds: Palin's Wikipedia fiasco, Rihanna's provocative video

Sarah Palin supporters take to Wikipedia to rewrite history. Rihanna's new video sparks controversy for its murderous subject matter. A Digital Journalist's poignant photos of the Joplin tornado aftermath. These are the top stories from around the world.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Images of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Mo. two weeks after the tragedy Special

Joplin - Words cannot fully describe the damage that the EF-5 tornado inflicted on Joplin, but pictures of the destruction better convey the wreckage and why Joplin continues to need help.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 10 comments

The 'Joplin United Tornado Victims Benefit Music Festival' rocked Special

Quapaw - The music festival, located at Downstream Casino Resort, was held in order to raise money for the City of Joplin Tornado Relief Fund and the event featured five bands, food, T-shirts, and a Heisman Trophy winner.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 2 comments

Audience members recall Obama’s memorial service speech in Joplin Special

Joplin - President Barack Obama spoke at the memorial service held for victims of the Joplin tornado and two audience members share their recollections of the event.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews

Relief effort underway in Joplin, Missouri

Joplin - Within hours of the devastating tornadoes in Missouri and Minnesota last night, emergency agencies like the American Red Cross and AmeriCares were on the scene.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

Aftermath of deadly tornado in Joplin captured in vivid images Special

Joplin - The destruction reaped by the deadliest tornado in nearly 60 years was captured in images showing debris piles where businesses once stood.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 7 comments

Missouri governor declares state of emergency from Joplin tornado

Joplin - The deadliest tornado to hit the US in almost 60 years ripped through Joplin, Missouri on Sunday, leading Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency as the city now deals with the storm’s devastation which has claimed at least 90 lives.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 1 comment

Gay Pride Flourishing in the Bible Belt of America

In Joplin Missouri, the words "Gay Pride" are often met with many different opinions. Deep in the heart of America's Bible Belt people speaking out for same-sex marriages are on the rise.
In the Media by Billie Boggs

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Site of the former Sonice Drive-in on S. Range Line.  Joplin  MO  May 22  2012
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