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The Latest: 19 people treated at Jefferson City hospitals

May. 23, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Jefferson City hospitals report treating 19 people after a tornado hit the city overnight. Jessica Royston, a spokeswoman for SSM St. Mary's Hospital, said seven people with minor...

Tornado hits Missouri capital as deadly storms sweep state

May. 23, 2019 9:36 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive tornado moved over Jefferson...

10 Things to Know for Today

May. 23, 2019 8:44 AM EDT

Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. 'VIOLENT TORNADO' TOUCHES DOWN IN MISSOURI CAPITAL The twister wreaks heavy damage in Jefferson City as severe weather sweeps across the state, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the...

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

May. 23, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. The service reported that a "confirmed...

Runaway barges threaten dam in another day of Midwest storms

May. 23, 2019 3:00 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two barges broke loose and floated swiftly down the swollen Arkansas River in eastern Oklahoma on Wednesday, spreading alarm downstream as they threatened to hit a dam. The emergency was the latest consequence of storms and torrential rains that have ravaged the Midwest, from Texas...

The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns

May. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. Tornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive twister that devastated the city and killed 161 people there. Jasper County Emergency Management Director...

National Weather Service: A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Missouri causing possible fatalities, heavy damage

May. 23, 2019 2:30 AM EDT
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — National Weather Service: A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Missouri causing possible fatalities, heavy damage.

Judge approves $105M fund for California wildfire survivors

May. 22, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. received approval Wednesday to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's equipment. A federal judge overseeing PG&E's bankruptcy case approved the utility's wildfire assistance program to...

Missouri, Kansas clean up from latest round of storms

May. 22, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri and Kansas are cleaning up from severe storms that churned up tornadoes and caused renewed flooding concerns. River levels were again rising Wednesday along rivers and creeks. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that about 50 levees will be overtopped. Earlier...

Texas approves $3 billion in flood control after Harvey

May. 22, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly two years after Hurricane Harvey battered Houston and the Texas coast, state lawmakers approved setting aside more than $3 billion to help pay for flood control projects. The bill sent to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday had been deemed a priority after the Category 4...