Bad weather caused damage
Two tornadoes touched down in south central Missouri damaging more than 100 homes, a school and a plant. A middle school in the St. James area lost part of its roof after students there had been through a tornado drill. There were no injuries. St. James is 86 miles southwest of St. Louis. Two smaller tornadoes were also reported in the area.
Mother, children found dead
Three small children in East St. Louis, Illinois were found dead Saturday just hours after a woman was charged with killing their pregnant mother Jimella Tunstall, and her unborn child.
Authorities said the mother’s fetus was cut from her womb. Two boys’ ages seven and two and their one year old sister were found in their home. The children were last seen Monday with family friend Tiffany Hall, who’s now charged with first-degree murder in the death of their mother. She is also charged with intentional homicide of an unborn child. The cause of death on the children is being investigated.
Milk makes children sick
Four children in three California counties reported became ill after drinking raw milk, prompting a state quarantine and recall against raw milk products from Fresno-based Organic Pastures Dairy. The children who became ill live in San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties. At least two are in intensive care. The state Food and Agriculture Department says one of the others was released from a hospital. The illness is blamed on the e-coli bacteria.