Joplin http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Joplin Gets Additional Federal Funds To Clean Up Lead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-gets-additional-federal-funds-clean-lead <p>The city of Joplin, Mo. is getting an additional boost in an effort to clean up soil contaminated by lead and cadmium that was blown around by the fatal EF-5 tornado in May 2011.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:17:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 5028 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joplin Gets Additional Federal Funds To Clean Up Lead Wrongful death suit filed in wake of Joplin disaster http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wrongful-death-suit-filed-wake-joplin-disaster <p>The wife and daughter of man killed inside a Walmart store when a massive tornado hit Joplin are suing.</p><p><a href="http://www.joplinglobe.com/crime_and_courts/x2056649811/Tornado-victim-s-family-names-Joplin-Wal-Mart-in-wrongful-death-suit">The Joplin Globe</a> reported that the wrongful death lawsuit names Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the store's manager as defendants. The case, initially filed in Jasper County Circuit Court, was transferred Friday to federal court.</p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:34:24 +0000 The Associated Press 4623 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wrongful death suit filed in wake of Joplin disaster Morning Headlines: Thursday, August 16, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-16-2012 <p></p><p><strong>Candidates debate in Illinois' 12 Congressional District</strong></p><p>After nearly twenty years representing Illinois’s 12th&nbsp;Congressional District, Jerry Costello is retiring at the end of his term.&nbsp;&nbsp;The three candidates looking to fill the open seat debated in Carbondale last night.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 14:07:53 +0000 Bill Raack, Tim Lloyd & The Associated Press 4335 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Interfaith, civil rights leaders gather in St. Louis to show support for Joplin's Islamic community http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/interfaith-civil-rights-leaders-gather-st-louis-show-support-joplins-islamic-community <p>Interfaith and civil rights leaders gathered in Ballwin this morning to show support for the congregation of the Islamic Society of Joplin, which was destroyed by a suspicious fire earlier this month.</p><p>Although the FBI is still investigating the cause, the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person that set the fire.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 17:24:43 +0000 Julie Bierach 4328 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Interfaith, civil rights leaders gather in St. Louis to show support for Joplin's Islamic community Members of burned Joplin mosque encouraged by support http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/members-burned-joplin-mosque-encouraged-support <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Members of a Joplin mosque that was destroyed in a fire will rebuild and have been encouraged by the support shown them by the Joplin community.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:44:38 +0000 The Associated Press 4285 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Members of burned Joplin mosque encouraged by support Only Joplin, Mo. mosque burns to the ground, cause of fire unknown http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/only-joplin-mo-mosque-burns-ground-cause-fire-unknown <p></p><p><em>KSMU&#39;s Jennifer Davidson reported for this story.</em></p><p>The only mosque in Joplin, Mo. has burned to the ground.&nbsp; The cause of the fire is still unknown. &nbsp;The loss of property leaves the Islamic community there without a place of worship in its most sacred time of the year, Ramadan.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:23:04 +0000 KSMU 4263 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Only Joplin, Mo. mosque burns to the ground, cause of fire unknown In Joplin, President Obama urges students to 'pay it forward' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-president-obama-urges-students-pay-it-forward <p><em>KSMU&#39;s Missy Shelton contributed reporting for this story.</em></p><p>A commencement address from President Barack Obama capped a difficult year for the Joplin High School class of 2012.</p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/joplin-tornado">An EF-5 tornado</a> struck the southwestern Missouri town a year ago today, killing 161 people and injuring hundreds more. The storm destroyed five school buildings, including the high school. Students attended their senior year classes in a converted big box store.</p> Tue, 22 May 2012 11:41:35 +0000 KSMU 3757 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Joplin, President Obama urges students to 'pay it forward' Joplin schools get federal dollars for mental health, academic help http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/joplin-schools-get-federal-dollars-mental-health-academic-help <p>The Joplin School District will get almost $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide its students and staff recover from the EF-5 tornado that struck the city on May 22, 2011 destroying three schools.</p><p>The Project SERV grant will help the district provide academic and mental health services to 7,700 students and 500 educators.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 14:35:06 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 3432 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Joplin schools get federal dollars for mental health, academic help Morning headlines: Monday, March 5, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-march-5-2012 <p><strong>Obama to speak at Joplin commencement</strong></p><p>President Barack Obama will speak at the high school graduation ceremony in Joplin. A White House official says Obama will deliver remarks at the commencement, scheduled for May 21.</p><p>The president is going back to Joplin after visiting in the days immediately following last year&#39;s tornado. More than 160 people were killed by the tornado, the worst to hit the United States in decades. Among the dead were seven students and one staff member at the high school.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:29:55 +0000 Julie Bierach, Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 3199 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, March 5, 2012 Missouri sports organizations team up to build homes in Joplin http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-sports-organizations-team-build-homes-joplin <p>Governor Jay Nixon is putting Missouri&#39;s athletic organizations to work in helping to rebuild Joplin.</p><p>Teaming with the Joplin Area Habitat for Humanity, Nixon is challenging members from the St. Louis Rams and Cardinals among other teams across the state to build 35 houses by June.</p><p>&nbsp;&quot;When people know that these sports teams are coming, and when they see the players and the other folks, it really really helps,&quot; said Nixon.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:03:36 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3055 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri sports organizations team up to build homes in Joplin