A dangerous storm system in the Midwest produced dozens of tornadoes for the second consecutive day Tuesday, demolishing a racetrack grandstand and damaging buildings in a wild animal park in Missouri but sparing St. Louis, the biggest city in its path.
On Sunday more than 80 tornadoes tore through the Midwest, killing at least six people in Illinois, injuring dozens more, leveling homes and businesses, and leaving a swath of destruction from Missouri through Michigan.
UPDATE Saturday 6:15 a.m. EST: The number of reported fatalities is at least five, with another 71 injuries caused by what authorities say are a total of 17 tornadoes ripping through the Midwest on Friday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Possible tornadoes and other high winds have damaged buildings from central Louisianainto southwest Mississippi, cutting power to thousands of people — at least 14,000 in Louisianaand 5,000 in Mississippi.
But no serious injuries had been reported by Tuesday evening...