MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Tornado warnings have been issued across much of the Midwest, stretching from Oklahoma to Illinois and including part of Missouri, following a second deadly twister in as many days in the Oklahoma City area. The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Monday evening for several counties in southeastern Oklahoma and north and western Arkansas, along with parts of southern and central Missouri and a small slice of western Illinois. The warnings were in effect into the early morning hours today, with multiple tornadoes possible.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Officials in Joplin, Mo., have brought together a team of public safety employees that they are sending to tornado-stricken Moore, Okla. Joplin was devastated by a tornado two years ago. Yesterday, Joplin organized a team of about a dozen police and firefighters to assist in Moore.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A coroner says the five people killed and six hospitalized after a van careened off of a southern Illinois freeway were men returning from a California religious event. Fayette County Coroner Bruce Bowen tells The Associated Press he's trying to contact relatives of the five men who died at the scene of the wreck yesterday morning on Interstate 70 about 70 miles east of St. Louis. Their names weren't released.
CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A St. Louis-based insurance company has vowed to add at least 300 employees within five years. The Reinsurance Group of America discussed the hiring spree while breaking ground on a new, $140 million headquarters complex in suburban Chesterfield.
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