Four years later: Joplin continues rebuilding after tornado

Posted 8:35 PM 5/26/2015 by Jim Riek, KOMU 8 Anchor & Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JOPLIN - Last Friday marked the four year anniversary of the Joplin tornado. It destroyed more than 8,000 homes and businesses.

In the past four years, the city has granted more than 6,000 building permits.

About two months after the tornado, KOMU 8's Jim Riek interviewed Joplin (More)...

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Columbia schools mull impact of adding gender identity protection

Posted 6:14 PM 5/26/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A wording change in the Columbia Public Schools' nondiscrimination policy could lead to district-wide changes.

The Columbia Board of Education's Policy Committee unanimously approved a wording change to include "gender identity" and "gender expression" the school district's (More)...


Suspect on the run after Columbia home invasion

Posted 5:49 PM 5/26/2015 by Rona Navales KOMU 8 News

COLUMBIA - A suspect broke into a home on North Wade School Road in Columbia around 3 p.m. The 24-year-old homeowner arrived and found the suspect inside his home. The victim said the suspect had a grayish handgun.

By the time officers and deputies arrived, the suspect got (More)...

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