KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A trial in Wichita this month has gathered witnesses from the other side of the world to testify about the events in a small Rwandan village during the 1994 genocide. Topeka resident Lazare Kobagaya lived there at the time, and he's accused of inciting murders and the burning of homes. It's the first time that United States Federal Courts are hearing evidence about the Rwandan genocide.
Kansas City, Mo. – A suburban Kansas City nonprofit organization is mobilizing to help storm-ravaged communities in Kansas and Missouri. Heart to Heart International specializes in providing medical services and supplies.
CEO Andre T. Butler says Heart to Heart already has a medical assessment team on the ground in Joplin, Missouri. Based on the team's report, the group is sending its Mobile Health Clinic, which contains a waiting room, scrub room, two exam rooms and an onboard pharmacy.
Topeka, KS – Residents in eastern Kansas are clearing debris Monday after a series of storms brought tornadoes and damaging winds Saturday night. One tornado heavily damaged much of the small town of Reading, about 50 miles south of Topeka. KPR's Stephen Koranda has more on the twister, which left one man dead and many of the town's 250 residents homeless.
Joplin, Mo. – [Updated: June 9, 2011: 151 people died from injuries. More than 900 people were injured in the storm.] Authorities say at least 89 have died in the massive tornado that struck Joplin. City manager Mark Rohr announced the number at a pre-dawn news conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit from Sunday's storm. Rohr said the twister cut a path nearly six miles long and more than a half-mile wide through the center of town.
JOPLIN, Mo. – A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89 people, but authorities warned that the death toll could climb Monday as search and rescuers continued their work at sunrise.
Reading, Kan. – A series of storms left one Kansas man dead and heavily damaged a small town Saturday night. A tornado battered the town of Reading in eastern Kansas. KPR's Stephen Koranda has more on the twister, which has left many of Reading's 250 residents without homes.