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3 people were trapped after trailer blown over, power outages in IL

Three people were trapped in this Pemiscot County home after storms moved through the area. (Source: Todd Tumminia, Heartland News multimedia journalist) Three people were trapped in this Pemiscot County home after storms moved through the area. (Source: Todd Tumminia, Heartland News multimedia journalist)
Ameren Illinois is reporting more than 32,000 without power in Illinois. Ameren Illinois is reporting more than 32,000 without power in Illinois.
The Centers for Disease Control say this year's flu season is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard. The Centers for Disease Control say this year's flu season is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard.

Good evening,

We've had an evening of storms throughout the Heartland today.

Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said two trailer homes were blown over near County Road 421 and 419. Three people were trapped. They were taken to the hospital. Also, a roof was blown off of a deputy's home. Todd Tumminia will have more on Heartland News at 9 and 10.

Watch Heartland News at 9 and 10 for the latest forecast from Bob Reeves and Grant Dade.

Ameren Illinois says about 32,000 customers were without power in the state after the line of storms moved through. Affected areas included central, southern and eastern Illinois.

Emergency officials say a tornado touched down in central Illinois. National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Shimon said the Cass County emergency manager reported the tornado just before 3 p.m. Thursday near the town of Arenzville. That's about 50 miles west of Springfield.

Family and friends are remembering 10-year-old Hailey Owens as a vivacious spirit. She was a trusting little girl whose cheery disposition only deepened the heartbreak after she was snatched off a southwest Missouri street and killed by an abductor.

Police officers in Jackson, Missouri are preparing a birthday package for a Rhode Island boy battling his second bout with cancer. Tyler Seddon will turn seven on March 6 and his mother wants to make sure it's a birthday he'll never forget.

In national news, this year's flu season is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard. That's according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 60 percent of people hospitalized with influenza this year have been between the ages of 18 and 64.

Protestors advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.

Amber Ruch
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