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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...

Southern Indiana highway lanes reopen after sinkhole repairs

May. 23, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

CLARKSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State transportation officials say a portion of a southern Indiana highway has reopened after it was closed because of a sinkhole . The Indiana Department of Transportation announced Wednesday night that the eastbound lanes of Interstate 265 in Floyd County between Charlestown Road...

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.

Officials at Hawaii tsunami center say fake alert circulated

May. 23, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials at a tsunami monitoring center in Hawaii say a fake threat was circulated about an earthquake in Japan and subsequent tidal wave. News outlets reported Tuesday that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on Oahu said there is no tsunami threat in the Pacific after a "fabricated...

Lost snowboarder caught in avalanche near A-Basin resort

May. 22, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Arapahoe Basin ski patrollers rescued a lost snowboarder who was caught in a small avalanche in a backcountry area near the resort. The Summit Daily reports John Moser and Patrick Powers, both of Avon, were snowboarding with friends at the resort Tuesday when they got lost in whiteout...