Joplin (Missouri)

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Sen. Roy Blunt Seeks Disaster Declaration for Missouri; Voted No on Hurricane Sandy Aid

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt is pushing this week for federal assistance tied to the recent flooding in Missouri -- which generally wouldn't be all that newsworthy, if it weren't for the fact that he was one of the Republicans who voted against federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy on the east co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Photos: Animal Cruelty in Missouri and Rescues from Abuse

    From the puppy dragged a mile on the highway to tens of thousands of neglected chickens, photographer Mike Bizelli has seen a lot of horrifying sights of animal abuse in Missouri. "There is cruelty out there," he says, "but then there's great compassion." The compassion, he says, comes in the form ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Clair de Lune: Jetta Carleton's Other Lost Novel

    Most books live brief and uneventful lives, from printer to pulper, and then forgotten. A few have second lives in libraries and used bookstores where they may be rediscovered and cherished. The Moonflower Vine, the first novel by Missourian Jetta Carleton, originally published in 1961, was one of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    10 Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend (That Do Not Involve Air Supply)

    ​Just in case you haven't nearly wrecked your car staring at Lumiere Place's toweringly monolithic billboard off I-70 recently, we'll start out by informing you that yes, the legendary Australian wuss-rock powerhouse known as Air Supply will be playing in town this weekend. Hard core soft-rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Judgment Awarded Against Suspect Charity Aiding Joplin Tornado

    Photo: Albert SamahaThe Joplin tornado leveled the town and killed more than 160 people.​Here's an update to a story we originally reported on back in July. Yesterday, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced that his office had received a consent judgment against Puerto Rico-based charity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Missouri Sues Dubious Charities Collecting Money for Joplin Foundation has raised more than $9,700 online for Joplin, but where is the money?​Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that he's filed suit accusing two alleged charities of defrauding donors who thought they were helping victims of the J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Rush Limbaugh Pushing Tea in Joplin

    Rush Limbaugh is cashing in on the tea party schtick with, yes, tea.​As if that tornado wasn't bad enough, this weekend, the town of Joplin, Missouri, got a visit from Rush Limbaugh.The bombastic radio host (and Missouri native) was there to promote a new product called Two if By Tea -- a bottled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Dine Out at These Local Restaurants -- Help Joplin [Updated]

    Sweet TomatoesSalad bar Sweet Tomatoes is just one local eatery donating to the Joplin tornado victims. ​Update: Another restaurant is the latest in the string of eateries to donate to the Joplin relief effort. This time, area Culver's (4140 Rusty Road, South St. Louis County; 314-845-0964 or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Ten Best Food Events this Weekend: June 10-12

    Lauren WinchesterSt. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival​This weekend, get out to one of St. Louis' best parks to get a large sampling of local food, drink and culture. Tower Grove plays host to the first monthly Food Truck Friday as well as the 19th annual St. Louis Pagan Picnic, while Forest Par ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Joplin Benefit, The Blind Eyes and Thursday: June 9-16 in Show Flyers

    Dani Kinnison​Even in today's age where shows are announced via social media and the internet at a nearly instantaneous speed, the art of show flyers thrives. Wandering along Cherokee Street and Delmar Boulevard, we found some of the shows you could catch in the next week hanging on the window ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Jam for Joplin Concert to Benefit Tornado Survivors is Tonight

    ​In the two-and-a-half weeks since a massive tornado leveled the town of Joplin, Missouri and left over 140 people dead and scores more injured and homeless, the enormity of the event is still staggering. People across the state and beyond have banded together to help survivors with food, clot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Joplin Tornado: 600 Animals Still in Limbo

    Toto's not the only dog whose life was upended by a tornado -- rescue workers in Joplin have helped 900 animals.​You can see their faces on the web site for the Joplin Humane Society: eager, sad, hopeful.They are the animals of Joplin, Missouri, displaced by the tornado that tore through town two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Joplin Tornado Relative to St. Louis (Map)

    Struggling to get a sense of the size of the Joplin tornado? Look no further. Below is a map showing the twister's path relative to St. Louis. ​As you can see, the path begins at Lindbergh Boulevard and travels east though Ladue, Clayton, Forest Park and the Central West End before ending at the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Final Death Tally From Joplin Tornado: 134

    Mike MezuelThe tornado that tore through Joplin on May 22 killed 134 people.​It's official.There are no more residents of Joplin, Missouri, on the missing person's list. There are no human remains that haven't been accounted for. The final number of fatalities, attributed to the tornado that tore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Eat at Hardee's -- Help Joplin

    Hardee'sEat this at Hardee's to help the victims of the Joplin tornado. ​ If you're searching for ways to donate to disaster relief efforts following the deadly tornado that ripped through Joplin on May 22, Hardee's has a couple of options -- and one involves biscuits. On Thursday, June 2, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Joplin Memorial Service Sunday to Feature Jay Nixon, Barack Obama

    Mike MezeulTo date, 132 people are confirmed dead after a horrific tornado swept through Joplin, Missouri, last Sunday.​President Barack Obama and Governor Jay Nixon will be the featured speakers at a memorial service Sunday to mourn the Joplin residents who lost their lives in a deadly tornado Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Kills at Least 89

    Not the actual tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri, yesterday afternoon -- but pretty scary, too.​So the world didn't end on Saturday. But residents of Joplin, Missouri, could have been forgiven for wondering yesterday if the apocalypse was merely a day late. A tornado ripped through the town in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Visit Pi Truck, Help Joplin

    Laura Ann MillerEat this to help the people of Joplin.​As you're no doubt aware, a tornado struck Joplin, Missouri, yesterday, killing at least 89 people and causing devastation throughout the town.Pi on the Spot, the food truck of Pi Pizzeria, announced via Twitter this morning that it will donat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Missouri National Guard Mobilized in Joplin After Deadly Tornado

    courtesy of the National Guard BureauThe Missouri National Guard, on the ground in Joplin. (It does kind of look like WW II, no?)​ The news in Joplin, Missouri, is even worse than initially feared. Not only are there at least 89 people dead, but a broad swatch of the town has been destroyed. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Photos: Tornado Damage in Joplin, Missouri

    A massive tornado -- now believed to be the fourth deadliest on record -- ripped though Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday afternoon. At least 89 people have been reported dead in the storm's six-mile-long wake. Our sister newspaper, the Dallas Observer, had a photographer on the scene, who returned with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Photos: Never Shout Never at the Firebird, Thursday, January 27

    Last night, Never Shout Never - the name under which Joplin, Missouri, native Christofer Drew records -- played a very sold-out show at the Firebird. Jason Stoff took in the scene and brought back a slideshow of photos. That'll be up in a bit, but here are a few in the meantime.Jason StoffNSN's Chri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Tour Diary: Spelling Bee. Show One

    Joseph Hess from the band Spelling Bee wrote in to say that Internet issues and time have slowed the band's ability to send us tour missives. Instead, his friend Mitch Gilliam -- in the band Only the Bugman -- penned the following account of the tour's first show. And don't worry -- Hess promises a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Ass Clown of the Week: Uncle Dale

    Dale Phillips​You remember Dale Phillips, don't you? He's the Joplin, Missouri, man accused last week of playing a drinking game with his 11-year-old nephew, Tyler Fecko. Uncle Dale won the game after Tyler died from alcohol poisoning. By an overwhelming margin, Daily RFT readers have nominated Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Morticians, Drunk Uncles, Phony Gas Workers and Phillies Fans: Can You Say "Ass Clown of the Week"?

    ​Friday. You know what that means. Time to take a long, hard look at the people whose dubious achievements captured headlines in -- and near -- our fair city of St. Louis over the past seven days. And the nominees are...1. Dale Phillips -- The 27-year-old from Joplin, Missouri, accused of challeng ... More >>

  • News

    July 4, 2007

    Thy Neighbor's Worth

    A new St. Louis online paper will let you know whether that family moving next door is rich and famous.

  • Music

    May 10, 2006

    Summer Turns to High

    Magnolia Summer explores the weightier side of life

  • News

    March 31, 2004

    Tony La Russa's Manhattan Project

    A top-secret squad of "Shadow Cardinals" improves with age at a remote training center in Kansas

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2002

    Langston Lives

    St. Louis marks the 100th birthday of a celebrated Missourian

  • Calendar

    October 3, 2001

    Or Does It Explode?

    SIU-Edwardsville answers the question "What happens to A Raisin in the Sun?"