tornado

  • May 20, 2013  

    Two tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City area within 24 hours, leaving behind miles of devastation and leveling scores of homes. Kwame Holman reports on the extreme weather in Oklahoma. Jeffrey Brown talks to Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department and Bill Bunting of the National Severe Storm Prediction Center. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2013  

    In other news Monday, a string of tornadoes whipped through Mississippi Sunday, injuring 60 people and damaging or destroying 200 homes. No fatalities were reported. Also, former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha was awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor, by President Obama in a ceremony at the White House. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    Marking the one year anniversary of the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Mo., a new exhibit, “Dear World, From Joplin With Love,” opened Saturday at the Spiva Center for the Arts. The collection of portraits by Robert X. Fogarty focuses on storm-affected residents, first responders, volunteers and city officials. Continue reading

  • May 22, 2012  

    One year ago, a tornado packing 200 mph winds tore through the city of Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people and destroying 8,000 buildings — including many homes. Gwen Ifill and businesswoman Jane Cage, who leads the Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, discuss life in Joplin now and down the road. Continue reading

  • March 5, 2012  

    The National Weather Service confirmed 51 tornadoes across 11 states from Friday into early Saturday, from the Great Lakes spreading south of the Gulf Coast and as far east as Georgia and the Carolinas. Hari Sreenivasan reports on cleanup efforts in Indiana that have been slowed by Monday’s snow and low temperatures. Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012  

    In other news Wednesday, at least nine people were killed in the Midwest as an outbreak of tornadoes ripped across the region. More than 30 others were hurt, and a series of small towns suffered heavy damage. In Syria, government troops and tanks pushed into a rebel-held area in the battered city of Homs. Continue reading

  • January 23, 2012  

    In other news Monday, at least two people were killed and 100 hurt when possible tornadoes struck Alabama. The huge system stretched from the Great Lakes to the Deep South, where the heaviest storms were hitting. Also, a U.S. Marine pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty in the killing of two dozen Iraqis in 2005. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, there was no public sign of movement by Congress’ deficit supercommittee just days from its deadline. Instead, 72 House Republicans sent a letter opposing tax increases. Democrats also face divisions over spending cuts. Also, Italy’s new government won an overwhelming vote of confidence from Parliament. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2011  

    After a tornado destroyed a third of the city in May, some residents of Joplin, Mo., are finding that earlier pledges to rebuild aren’t going as planned. Jeffrey Brown reports from Joplin on how art is helping some heal and how some people looking to rebuild homes, businesses and playgrounds are running into stumbling blocks. Continue reading

  • June 2, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, at least 18 central and western Massachusetts communities experienced a night of tornadoes that killed at least three people and injured 200. Gov. Deval Patrick declared a state of emergency. Also, an international group of political, financial and cultural figures declared the “war on drugs” a failure. Continue reading

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