Joplin records 159th death from May tornado

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Posted: Jul 08, 2011 10:09 PM
Joplin records 159th death from May tornado

The death toll from the May 22 tornado that struck Joplin has risen to 159.

The city's public information office said in a statement Friday night that it had been informed of the death of Janice McKee from injuries she sustained in the tornado.

No other information about the victim or the date and place of her death was released.

The announcement was the first in two weeks from the city of deaths related to the tornado.