After the roar of the storm, it was the sound of sirens that filled the air in Jackson, Missouri Tuesday night.
Grand Chain, IL
Man saves his son's life by shielding him with his own body as twister rages through the town of Grand Chain.
Old parts of Immaculate Conception Elementary school are probably not salvageable after the storm, but students help to rescue what they can.
American Red Cross launches into what it does best: helping the less fortunate in times of dire emergency.
Massac County, IL
The director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is heading to Southern Illinois to assess damage from a storm that left two people dead, at least 20 injured and dozens of homes damaged or destroyed.
A 23 year old Specialist with the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell is killed in a friendly fire incident.
Historic downtown district is almost unrecognizable. 11 deaths, 65 injured, 70 homes ruined. This was a tornado without a conscience.
New Madrid Co. Sheriff, federal agents, and other police agencies coordinate in arrest of former Howardville Police Chief on suspicion of selling crack cocaine.
Already swamped with seeing to the needs of their citizens, Jackson Police and Fire employees are also seeing to their own rescue, and moving to temporary quarters.
In their new house only a week, Jackson family loses house to winds, but gains friends from around the community.
You spent all the time and money to save family pictures, but are they really preserved? There's hope if water damage strikes memorabilia.
Principal hopes to build morale, attitude, grades, and stop the sort of teasing that comes with clothing status.
Pope Co., IL
Broken windows, a punctured roof, and an unusable kitchen are some of the unfixed problems that are forcing the closing of Pope Co. schools.
Losing your job specifically as a result of the effects of recent storms can now qualify you for a special type of unemployment help.
Important to remember that insurance adjustors work for the insurance companies, and their estimates may sometimes not cover the true replacement expense.
Justin Vaughn, son of former Southern Illinois Univeristy basketball player Charles "Chico" Vaughn was shot to death in his Cairo home on Thursday afternoon.
Bloomfield employees will lose their jobs when the license bureau moves to Dexter, a chanage Bloomfield claims has political overtones.
A special day of fishing for "special" kids marks its 16th year for the Bleyer family.
Pulaski Co., IL
Crews were having trouble cleaning debris with everyone rubber-necking to see the damage left by last week's storms.
Bollinger Co., MO
Scars left from a flood one year ago still have homeowners in a state of limbo near Crooked Creek.
Marble Hill, MO
It's a graduation day many high school seniors in Marble Hill will never forget.
Carrier Mills, IL
The Ministerial Alliance Community Kitchen in Carrier Mills has been meeting the needs of the community for more then 10 years, but that may all come to an end in few days.
A bizarre Heartland kidnapping case has landed a Paducah man in jail and could end up sending him to prison.
Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is wrestling with a $5 billion dollar deficit. Now the Governor is taking a swing with a sharp axe at the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Nathan Danny Williams is still the main suspect in little girl's murder, but investigators want to build a stronger case against him before going to trial.
Bruce Lunsford's 11th-hour exit from the race, and a change in running mates on the GOP side could confound voters.
People with storm damage can get answers on Federal and State loans and grants by stopping by the Armory.
The Heartland was hit by two rounds of severe weather during the first week of May. We've got team coverage of the Heartland Twisters.
Poplar Bluff, MO
Deaths of 3 women in the last 8 days in the same house has the Butler Co. major case squad theorizing drug overdosing may be the cause.
Cape Girardeau, MO
Students out of school for the season are glutting the available job market -- and taking positions other unemployed adults are vying for.