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Buyers should beware of buying tornado-damaged homes

_Inside Tornado Home
A lot of property owners look to sell their storm damaged homes. Jeremy Nelson and his son work to restore a tornado damaged home in Joplin. He says what some property owners see as trash will soon be his treasure. “Our biggest thing is trying to get houses back and up and running for people. I’ve had rentals in the past and there’s a huge demand.” says Nelson. Nelson has already... 

“How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud” Workshop

Contractor Fraud Protection Workshop
A non-profit group called “The National Center for the Prevention of Home Improvement Fraud” held a workshop tonight in Joplin at College Heights Christian Church. It’s called “How to Protect Yourself from Home Repair Contractor Fraud”. The meeting was so homeowners could ask questions and learn about protecting themselves from contractor frauds, when rebuilding. Members... 

Comedians stand up for Joplin

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A group of comedians take the stage. Yakov Smirnoff hosted “Stand Up for Joplin” Tonight at the Taylor Performing Arts Center. But the show wasn’t just to provide some laughter to the packed crowd. The proceeds are going to Joplin schools. The comedians say while they try to get a laugh they’re also they’re also there to lift people’s spirits. “God will never... 

Nixon announces $122 million for housing needs

Reported July 19, 2011 at 5:35 PM CST by Angela Greenwood:  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced this morning that $122 million in funding could be made available for the construction and rehabilitation of homes in both Joplin and Duquesne in an effort to help residents, as well as these community’s population. “As I’ve said from day one I am committed to rebuilding this community... 

Point-in-time homeless count to include tornado victims

Destroyed Home
The Economic Security Corporation says the last point-in-time count in January showed 418 people were homeless. Next week that number is expected to increase as the Homeless Coalition will not only go to homeless camps in the woods and the shelters, they will also count those made homeless by the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin and Duquesne. Homeless Coalition chair Jennifer Pliler says the... 

Unclaimed property search kiosk announced

Unclaimed Property
Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel visited Joplin today for a couple of announcements. Zweifel unveiled a new Unclaimed Property Search kiosk placed in the Department of Revenue License office. It will allow residents to search for their unclaimed property and file claims while waiting to renew their driver’s license or license plates. There is more than $7 million unclaimed in more than... 
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