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Disaster in the Heartland - Picking up the pieces on day two

Cleanup efforts are now into the second day after some deadly tornadoes hit the Heartland yesterday morning.

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon toured Puxico and Oak Ridge today. Holly Brantley tagged along and will have the latest from the governor tonight on Heartland News.

Kathy Sweeney has been in Harrisburg, Illinois all day and talked to family members of those who died as a result of the storms.

The names of five of the six people killed when an EF4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Illinois Feb. 29 just before dawn have been released.

Many have called Heartland News wanting to know how they can help storm damage victims. Carly O'Keefe will have the latest information for you tonight at 5 and 6.

Crystal Britt surveyed damage in Madison and Bollinger Counties and talked to some folks in Sedgewickville who are no strangers to storm damage.

And, although the sun is shining today, we are looking at the possibility of more severe weather moving into the Heartland tonight and tomorrow. Bob Reeves will tell us what to expect with the StormTeam 7-Day Forecast.

You can view our slideshows of storm damage here.

People who deliver meals to the southern Illinois elderly are having trouble getting them meals. Carly O'Keefe will have more in a live report tonight at 6.

As many as 35 tornadoes may have touched down across the Midwest in the 24 hours after a twister was first seen in Nebraska Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

Four city employees in Perryville, Mo. have been fired after an investigation into stealing city property.

A Missouri lawmaker says parents of newborns should get more time to decide whether they want to surrender their baby to the state.

Join us for Heartland News tonight beginning at five,

James Long
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