Midwest

More Rain Expected For Already Swollen Rivers
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Makeshift levees mostly held back the water in communities along the Mississippi River and other Midwestern waterways, but meteorologists warn that looming storms could cause problems. An inch of rain is expected to fall on a wide swath from Oklahoma to Michigan throug…
Severe Storms Hits Midwest With Snow, Ice, Winds
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds have raked the Midwest, spawning a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri’s governor. To the north icy weather left thousands without power and prompted Minnesot…
Winter Snowstorm Pummels Midwest, Heads For DC
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — After pummeling the nation’s midsection with heavy snow, a late-winter storm is converging on the nation’s capital. Mid-Atlantic residents are bracing for snarled traffic, power outages, and school and government shutdowns. The National Weather Service is …
Midwest Remains Locked In Deep Freeze
  MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Upper Midwest remains locked in the deep freeze, with bitter temperatures stretching into a fourth day across several states. The cold snap arrived Saturday night as waves of Arctic air swept south from Canada, pushing temperatures to dangerous lows and leaving…
Travelers Hope To Be On Their Way This Afternoon
CHICAGO (AP) — Holiday travelers who were delayed by the snowstorm in the Midwest yesterday are getting where they’re going today. The number of flight cancellations in Chicago is in the dozens today, not the hundreds like yesterday. Some 200,000 pre-holiday travelers are expected to p…
Economic Index Jumps For Midwest, Western States
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums. The Rural Mainstreet survey of rural bankers rose to 56.6 for October from 48.3 in September. It was the first time since June that the index r…
Survey: Farming Helps Economy Grow In Rural States
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The economy remains strong in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of the health of agricultural businesses there. The overall economic index on the new monthly Rural Mainstreet survey rose to 58.5 in May from April’s already healthy 57.1. Any score ab…
Midwest School Evacuated
Midwest School has been evacuated due to a fire in a classroom.  Middle and high school students have been evacuated to the church and elementary students are at the town hall until further notice. One child is being treated for a chemical burn and the parents have been notified. You can call t…