Kansas City, MO – The storms that killed at least 19 people in Missouri and Kansas was not as harsh when it rolled through St. Louis Sunday night, but the region was under a tornado watch for most of the night.
The worst damage from Sunday's storms seems to be in the southwestern Missouri county of Lawrence, where the sheriff there estimates a dozen deaths. Police say the downtown area of the small town of Pierce City was wiped out.
Flights were kept away from Kansas City's airport, where people inside were evacuated at one point.
St. Louis, MO – A first-term state legislator from St. Louis has been arrested on suspicion of firing a pistol at a man.
State Rep. Rodney R. Hubbard, a Democrat, campaigned on a desire to fight crime. He was arrested Sunday after a neighbor reported Hubbard had fired several shots at him during a quarrel on Saturday. Hubbard says he was not involved in a shooting.
The Democrat lives in a St. Louis public housing complex. Police say he and the man are neighbors and knew each other before the shooting.