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Residential rebuilding begins in Joplin

Residential rebuilding begins in Joplin
Joplin city officials now are granting building permits for tornado-damaged residential properties from Picher Avenue west to the city limits. City officials say this is a step forward toward Joplin’s recovery process. “We’re taking steps to rebuild Joplin in that area and I think this is a terrific step,” says Assistant Public Works Director Jack Schaller.  “We’re... 
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Determined crews give up 4th of July holiday

Determined crews give up 4th of July holiday
The 4th of July is not being celebrated by all.  Some volunteers and clean up crews continue to work around the clock to clear devastated streets around Joplin. The Army Corps of Engineers says it is not taking the day off, but instead working hard to continue clearing debris.  They are also working on temporary housing for those who are without homes, and on critical public facilities like the... 
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Dry conditions make this 4th of July dangerous

Dry conditions make this 4th of July dangerous
In the past few weeks Redings Mill fire officials have fought a dozen fires related to the dry weather conditions. And while times are dry, fire officials say fireworks are an added danger. Andy Nimmo\Fire Chief, Redings Mill Fire Dept. says, “They are extremely dangerous and when you add dry conditions like this it just magnifies the danger two-fold- and you have the danger of injuring yourself... 
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