Berkeley http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. housing panel approves tax credits for Berkeley, Joplin, those with special needs http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-housing-panel-approves-tax-credits-berkeley-joplin-those-special-needs <p><em><strong>Updated at 12:38 p.m. with information on tax credits for those with special needs</strong></em></p><p><em>Reporting from KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon used in this report.</em></p><p>Missouri&#39;s low-income housing agency has approved $100 million in tax credits to help rebuild Joplin and the St. Louis County community of Berkeley after they were hit by tornadoes earlier this year.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2011 16:39:04 +0000 The Associated Press & KCUR 1938 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. housing panel approves tax credits for Berkeley, Joplin, those with special needs Looting a problem in tornado-damaged Berkeley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/looting-problem-tornado-damaged-berkeley <p>Nearly two months after a tornado damaged hundreds of homes in north St. Louis County, some victims are facing a new trauma caused by looters.</p><p><a href="http://www.ksdk.com/news/article/264205/3/Tornado-victims-in-Berkeley-dealing-with-burglaries">KSDK-TV reports</a> that residents and police in Berkeley say it is a crime of opportunity, with criminals stealing from people trying to rebuild after the April 22 twister.</p><p>Resident Tonya Brown says two break-ins this week are keeping her family from returning home, as thieves have stolen pipes in the house.</p> Thu, 23 Jun 2011 14:44:51 +0000 The Associated Press 1486 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Looting a problem in tornado-damaged Berkeley