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Tornadoes

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    October 31, 2013
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    September 5, 2013
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    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

    July 19, 2013

    Obama Approves "Major Disaster" Designation For Missouri; 27 Counties Can Access Funds

    President Barack Obama has designated the tornadoes and flooding Missouri suffered in late May and early June as a "major disaster," opening the federal government's purse strings to assist 27 counties with response and recovery expenses. "This declaration will help communities affected by the sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    St. Louis Area Hit By Nine Tornadoes, National Weather Service Says (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

    The National Weather Service has released new information on the destructive storm that hit the St. Louis region last Friday -- and now says that a total of nine tornadoes reached the metro area. The most destructive EF3 tornado, which moved from St. Charles County to the city of St. Louis, travel ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Tornado: Incredible Footage of Storm Hitting Creve Coeur Airport, More Videos of Damage

    A destructive storm hit parts of St. Charles and St. Louis counties over the weekend prompting Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency in Missouri late Friday night. The severe weather followed several days of heavy rain throughout the state and damaged many homes in the metro area. The w ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    January 12, 2012
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    January 3, 2012

    Peter Kinder Second to Anthony Weiner in Embarrassing Tweets of 2011

    ​Peter Kinder didn't need the Riverfront Times to embarrass him last year by exposing his bizarre relationship with a former stripper and Penthouse centerfold. It turns out Missouri's lieutenant governor is plenty skilled at embarrassing himself -- via Twitter. Last week the NationalJournal named ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    TSA Names Lambert "Airport of the Year"

    Lambert Field weathered the storm this year -- and came out on top!​We know what you're thinking: Lambert Airport is the airport of the year?! The judges must really like plywood windows!Whoa! Easy now. Those blown-out windows from the tornado last April are being replaced, thank you very much. An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Win Never Shout Never Tickets

    ​Joplin's Never Shout Never is playing the Pageant this Sunday. Things are a little different in the world of Christofer Drew these days -- he's working with a full band now and has spent the better part of the year raising money for his tornado devastated hometown of Joplin. All this vigor sh ... 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

    August 8, 2011

    Today at Natty's: 50% Off Pizzas With Free Delivery

    Eleanor PiniSouth Grand Delivered's Andy Heaslet and Evenn Moore​For one day and one day only, the six-man team known as South Grand Delivered will be offering free pizza delivery from Natty's Pizza (3201 South Grand Boulevard; 314-772-2285). Oh and it gets better -- the pizzas are 50% off. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Joplin Charity Says It's Not Phony, Despite BBB Warning

    rescuejoplin.orgRev. Terry Lee admits he's not wise to technology, but he knows the way of the Lord.​The Better Business Bureau says rescuejoplin.org is a "phony non-profit" attempting to raise funds for the tornado recovery in Joplin. The organization is the third charity in just the past week ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Missouri Sues Dubious Charities Collecting Money for Joplin

    crowdrise.com/JoplinMissouriTornadoAlivio 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 19, 2011

    Tornado Proof Mega-Mansion Under Construction in Missouri Ozarks

    pensmore.comPensmore will boast 13 bedrooms, two elevators and be damn near indestructible (so they say) once complete.​The home rising up over the Ozark hills of Highlandville, Missouri, is slated to be 72,000 square feet when completed next year, making it one of the ten largest homes ever const ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Tornado Victims Defrauded by Towing Company, AG Says

    Albert SamahaAttorney General Chris Koster says a towing company's been taking advantage of the situation in Joplin.​Sometimes, natural disasters bring out the best in people. But Attorney General Chris Koster alleges just the opposite of a Parkville, Missouri, based towing company. Koster claims ... 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 23, 2011

    Documentary Will Feature Joplin Globe's Tornado Coverage

    ​OK, so we get that it's annoying when journalists stroke each other within their own little media bubble, but permit us one moment of congratulatory naval-gazing. Today's Post-Dispatch ran a guest editorial written by editors at The (Washington) Missourian, singing the praises of Joplin's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Joplin Tornado Three Weeks Later: Looters, Do-Gooders and One Giant Mess

    Albert SamahaThe mangled wreckage of a red car illustrates the tornado's merciless power. The vehicle's other half was found nearly fifty yards away.​ EDITOR'S NOTE: The Riverfront Times' Albert Samaha traveled to Joplin this weekend, three weeks after the southwestern Missouri city was struck ... 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

    Rare Fungal Disease the Latest Horrible Thing to Hit Joplin

    image viaZygomycosis: the next horrible thing to hit Joplin.​Just when you thought things in Joplin couldn't get any more post-apocalyptic, the Huffington Post reports this morning that a rare and deadly fungus is now infecting tornado survivors. Zygomycosis happens when soil or vegetative m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Joplin Teachers Urge Nixon to Veto Facebook Bill

    State Representative Jane Cunningham has no problem with child labor -- but boy is Facebook dangerous to Missouri's youngsters!​The Missouri Legislature passed a bill two weeks ago designed to protect children from predatory school teachers. But the bill has stirred up some surprising opposition - ... 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

    June 1, 2011

    St. Louis Police Send 60 Officers to Joplin

    Sixty St. Louis police officers are headed to Joplin today to assist the city following last week's devastating tornado. The officers will stay in Joplin for at least a week -- perhaps longer. Joplin officials contacted the police department on Monday requesting aid. The St. Louis officers will assi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Farmers' Markets Get Screwed by Mother Nature

    Holly FannMatthew Kuhns of Veggie Boy Produce stands in a cold drizzle at the Webster Groves Farmers' Market.​ Rain, hail and tornadoes have seriously screwed over the many vendors at local farmers' markets this year. With only a few precious sunny days thus far falling on market days, many ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Elephant Aids Joplin Tornado Cleanup (Video)

    The Piccadilly Circus was scheduled to perform in Joplin over the Memorial Day weekend. But that was before the May 22nd tornado destroyed the town. Still, the circus arrived in Joplin over the weekend, not to perform -- but to help with the cleanup. In this clip below, an elephant from the circus p ... 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 27, 2011

    Eat at Houlihan's, Bristol Seafood Grill -- Help Joplin

    Courtesy of http://www.bristolseafoodgrill.comHoulihan's and Bristol Seafood Grill will donate to the Joplin relief Memorial Day weekend.​As death toll from the tornado that struck Joplin on May 22 reached 132 people Friday, one restaurant chain announced plans to help. All five St. Louis Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Tornado Alarms Got You Down? Move to Corvallis, Washington

    The Ingalls would have been better off staying in Wisconsin. And why, oh why oh, did we ever leave Ohio?​With all the flooding downstate, and the tornadoes that destroyed one wing of Lambert and almost all of the city Joplin, and the golf-ball-sized hail that pummeled parts of St. Louis yesterday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Tornadoes Preempt Oprah Farewell on KSDK -- Oh, the Humanity!

    Oprah Winfrey said goodbye to America yesterday -- but she'll say goodbye to St. Louis viewers today.​For a TV station reliant on advertising -- and viewers' goodwill -- the timing couldn't have been worse.Just as talk show icon Oprah Winfrey was preparing to say goodbye to her millions of devoted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Joplin Tornado Relief: Old Rock House Will Give a Dollar For Each Retweet

    ​Old Rock House wants to help the victims of the Joplin tornado by donating up to $2,000 to the Heart of Missouri United Way. The venue will give a dollar for the first 2,000 times this tweet is re-tweeted. So head out there and click your way to helping a town that could seriously use it: 122 ... 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 4, 2011

    Tornado Relief at Ferguson Restaurants This Friday, May 6

    Jennifer SilverbergCork Wine Bar in Ferguson​Between the devastating outbreak of tornadoes in the South and this past weekend's killing of Osama bin Laden, the tornadoes that struck north county last month might seem like a distant memory.For victims of that storm, however, the need for help remai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    The "Tornado Alley" Menu: Terrible Timing or Terrible Taste

    Courtesy Erin K. Thompson, Seattle Weekly​Mike Seely, former RFT staff writer and now editor of our sister paper Seattle Weekly, passes along this item from the Emerald City: 5 Spot, a restaurant that adopts the cuisine of a different region every few months, is currently featuring the foods of... ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    January 6, 2011

    Sunset Hills Tornado Won't Stop Massage Envy (w/ Pics!)

    courtesy of Massage Envy A photo of tornado damage, taken by employees of the Sunset Hills Massage Envy.​On Friday, when a tornado hit Sunset Hills and other south county suburbs, the Massage Envy franchise on Lindbergh Road was not spared.The place suffered more than 25 holes in the roof, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Nine Confirmed Tornadoes Touch Down Near St. Louis New Year's Eve

    crh.noaa.gov​The National Weather Service has confirmed that nine twisters struck ground in and around St. Louis around mid-day December 31. The tornadoes destroyed several homes in Robertsville and Sunset Hills. In St. Louis an EF-1 twister with winds between 80 and 100 m.p.h. carved a path (righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    For Your Next Vacation, How About Some Twister Chasing?

    Yes, it's the end of September and summer vacation season is officially deader than the Cardinals' playoff hopes. But it's never too early to start planning for next year. A couple of University of Missouri professors report that Missourians who are sick of float trips and paranoid about the e coli ... More >>

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    April 26, 2010

    Photo: Tornado Track Through Des Peres on Saturday

    ​It's official. The National Weather Service confirms that a tornado did touch down in Des Peres during Saturday's violent storm front that hit the St. Louis region around 4:30 p.m. April 24. According to the weather service, the twister touched down in a Des Peres subdivision and traveled northwe ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010
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    November 4, 2009

    Neko Case

    8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    September 20, 2006

    Hem

    9 p.m. Monday, September 25. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

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    January 4, 2006

    The Sound and the Fury

    When Musicals Attack kills and kills again

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    September 24, 2003
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    September 6, 2000

    Tanya Savory, Stacey Earle and Dave Moore

    Thursday, Sept. 7; Ike's Place, Washington University

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