(Joplin, MO) -- Home Depot gets ready to open its doors for the first time since the May 22nd tornado.
(Joplin, MO) -- More than 400 businesses destroyed in the May 22 storm are open and ready for the new year.
(Joplin, MO) -- Half of the property owners needing to rebuild their homes in Joplin have secured building permits as of this week.
(Joplin, MO) -- An impromptu memorial that sprung up in the days after the Joplin tornado in May could become permanent.
(Newton County, MO) -- A group of four state lawmakers are saying "no" to the prevailing wage bill in their state.
(Joplin, MO) -- The rebuilding of Joplin Schools moves another step forward with a large donation.
(Joplin, MO) --The Missouri Housing Development Commission votes to invest $94 million in rebuilding Joplin.
(Joplin, MO) -- A meeting set for Monday night should bring more information about the rebuilding efforts for the Joplin School District.
(Joplin, MO)--A middle school student in tornado-ravaged Joplin, MO gets an early Christmas gift. She's thanking a higher being.. and butterflies.. for surviving the tornado.
(Fayetteville, AR)--A group of Arkansas Razorbacks is helping make Christmas special for students and teachers in Joplin.
(Joplin, MO)--Some students from Fargo, North Dakota found out how it feels to be Santa-like Monday, with a little help from the internet.
(Joplin, MO) -- A major milestone rolls into St. John's rebuilding efforts in Joplin.
Justin Compton admitted to opening a checking account in May and bouncing more than $160,000 in bad checks at dozens of businesses in southwest Missouri.
The sights of Joplin, Missouri after the May 22 tornado have left an impact on many people.
But one professor at Missouri Sate University knew he had to do something.
(Joplin, MO) City Hall hands out more than a million dollars in tornado related payments. The city of Joplin is paying for mutual aid after the storm, the cost associated with police, fire and other first responders who gave aid.
(Joplin, MO) Demolition for Joplin Schools, destroyed by the May tornado, could begin as early as this week.
(Joplin, MO) -- In the last six months, millions have viewed the Facebook page Joplin Tornado Info.
(Joplin, MO) -- Six months after a record-setting tornado touched down in Joplin and devastated the community, officials are taking stock of the just how much money, resources and man-hours have gone into the recover effort so far.
(Joplin, MO) -- A Community Memorial Service at Cunningham Park marks the half-year mark since the tornado that devastated a large part of the city.
(Joplin, MO) -- Joplin's tornado heroes wore a lot of different hats.
(CBS News) -- It was six months ago today that an F-5 tornado hit Joplin, Missouri, destroying nearly one-third of the city and killing 161 people. Today, homes are being rebuilt, businesses are reopening and children are creating their own symbols of hope and rebirth.
(Joplin, MO) -- Several families in Joplin will be sleeping in new homes starting Saturday night.
(Joplin, MO) -- The destruction from one of Missouri's and America's deadliest tornadoes was seen all over the news and 12-year-old Sydney Sebastian was in the comfort of her living room watching it.
(Joplin, MO) -- Transforming the Joplin High School sign to say "hope" after the May 22nd tornado has inspired many people in and out of the City of Joplin.
The drop off site is located on 901 North Black Cat Road in Joplin and it will be closing on November 30th. Residents are able to drop off storm related debris at the site until then.
(Joplin, MO) -- The death toll from the May 22nd tornado in Joplin, Missouri has been revised downward, by one.
(Joplin, MO) -- Less than six months after Joplin's devastating May 22 tornado, the 15th Street Walmart reopens for business.
(Joplin) -- A group of volunteers in Joplin wants to help tornado victims reconnect with the past.
(Joplin, MO) -- The top federal official returns to Joplin, nearly six months after a tornado devastated the town.
(Jefferson City, MO) -- A day after the U.S. Senate approved his proposal to give an additional $400 million to tornado relief, Sen. Roy Blunt praised his colleagues for providing smaller communities around Joplin with a more flexible spending plan for recovery.
(Joplin, MO) -- Earlier this week, we learned that Joplin Superintendent C.J. Huff was named a hero in People Magazine.
(Springfield, MO) -- The Joplin High School Orchestra took the big stage at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for a special performance Tuesday night.
(Joplin, MO) -- A nationally known magazine has named a Joplin school official to its list of 2011 heroes.
(Joplin, MO) -- There was a special reunion of tornado victims in Joplin Monday.
(Springfield, MO) -- Orchestra music will fill the Juanita K. Hammons Hall tonight and it's all benefitting Joplin schools.
(Joplin, MO) Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tours the Joplin area to check on the rebuilding effort after the May 22nd tornado.
(Joplin, MO) -- Habitat for Humanity --- making progress in the push to rebuild Joplin.
(Joplin, MO) -- It's been a day full of families getting to see what thousands of volunteers, professional construction crews and the Extreme Makeover team have done in Joplin.
(Joplin, MO) -- There are barely 12 hours to go until the first big "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" reveal in Joplin.