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Though the children around her were bouncing off the walls Tuesday to release some of their pent-up energy after a long day at school, Abbi Hardy knew she was in the right place for her service project this week.
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There will be a new public library and movie complex built in Joplin...just not in the same building.
A former employee of the Economic Security Corp. in Joplin pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding a disaster relief program that assisted victims of the 2011 tornado.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- As concerned residents, we attended the Joplin City Council meeting on Monday night.
<![CDATA[JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- A fast-spreading virus that can kill 80 percent of piglets that contract it is rapidly spreading across Missouri hog farms, wiping out entire nurseries in some cases. Porcine epidemic diarrhea has killed 4 million to 5 million pigs nationwide, or about 4 percent of the pigs that would go to market later this year, The Joplin Globe reported. "We had our first initial case in December in northern Missouri," said Marcia Shannon, a swine nutrition specialist with the University of Missouri-Columbia. "Since then, there has been an explosion of it, especially in the first two weeks of February. I would consider it widespread now, especially north of Interstate 70." About 3,000 farms in Missouri have pigs, she said, and any size farm is susceptible. Ron Plain, livestock economist with the University of Missouri, said he expects most of the state's hog farms to be touched by the epidemic. "We're adding 300 farms per week to the list of infected farms. I think most all will wind up with the disease," Plain said. "The average slaughter age is 6 months. So we will see the impact of this in six months. We do know it has impacted the futures market for hog contracts. We're at record levels now." With no evidence that the virus can be transmitted to humans, people who live near industrial hog farms where piglet deaths have been reported shouldn't be concerned, Shannon said. "The virus does not pose a food safety risk. Humans are not going to get it," she said. Porcine epidemic diarrhea, which is believed to have originated in Europe in the 1970s and remains uncontrolled in China and other parts of Asia, appeared in the U.S. last spring and has spread to more than 27 states. "For a producer who is hit by PED, it can be pretty serious," Shannon said. "If you have 400 litters with 10 pigs in a litter, that's 4,000 piglets that have been lost. It's devastating to those individuals." Missouri's pork industry employs more than 25,000 people, including in the feed, processing, transportation and packing areas, Missouri Pork Association executive director Don Nikodim said. He agrees there will be fewer pigs in the market chain by this summer, and prices will rise as worldwide demand for meat continues to grow. "Enhanced biosecurity measures have had a positive impact, but there still has been a considerable baby pig loss," Nikodim said. "The producers are working through it." ------ Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com
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A wrecked car is seen in what appears to be the foundation of a house in tornado ravaged Joplin, Missouri on Tuesday, May 24. Rescuers combed through overturned cars and flattened buildings Tuesday hunting for survivors after this Missouri town was struck by one of the strongest tornadoes ever recorded in the US.
The conference was held at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. The following students attended: Jacob Stancer, senior accounting major from Ozark; Daylea DuVall, senior accounting major from Cabot, Ark.; and Rachel Lewis, senior management major from Springfield.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Lindsey Bell, a new kid on the block of Christian writing, will be joined by her mentor and fellow author, LeAnn Campbell, for a book-signing event next week in Joplin.
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Tax incentives for a beverage manufacturer and a loan to another Joplin industry will be discussed at a special meeting Monday of the Joplin City Council.
The fatal shooting of a 37-year-old man inside his parents' home is believed to have been a suicide, according to Joplin police.
DUQUESNE, Mo. -- The city of Duquesne now has a storm shelter thanks to the city of Joplin and the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri.
News Talk KZRG has followed the rebuilding process for Nancy Morrow, a great grandmother who's home was destroyed in the May 2011 tornado, from it's groundbreaking last fall, to it's completion and welcome ceremony Friday morning.
There was a special guest at Joplin's Eastmorland Elementary School Friday. Jared Fogle, spokesman for Subway restaurants, talked about the importance of exercise and healthy eating.
"In the event that Loraine finds that the cost of the investigation will exceed the amounts listed herein, he shall first request authority from the Council of the City of Joplin."