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    FLINT, Mich. | Lorene Randall could have left the city years ago. Randall retired from Delphi Corp. after working 34 years for it and its predecessor companies in Flint. Her husband Frank died nearly four years ago, and her 27-year-old grandson, Jermaine, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in June 2009. Her children, who grew up in the city, have left the area as well.

    Tornadoes that tore through parts of the South and Midwest have killed at least 11 people. The storms collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois. Possibly dozens of tornadoes touched down into the night across at least seven states. They were part of a sprawling system that also brought wildfires to the southern Plains and blizzard conditions to the Upper Midwest. A coroner says the dead included four in the small town of Wynne, Arkansas. Other deaths were reported in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi and the Little Rock area.

    A monster storm system has torn through the South and Midwest, spawning deadly weather including tornadoes that shredded homes and shopping centers in Arkansas, collapsed a theater roof during a heavy metal concert in Illinois and made a fatal sweep into rural Indiana. At least one person was killed and more than two dozen were hurt, some critically, in the Little Rock area during Friday’s storm. The town of Wynne in northeastern Arkansas also was devastated and officials reported two dead there, along with destroyed homes and people trapped in the debris. Authorities say a theater roof collapsed during a tornado in Belvidere, Illinois, killing one person and injuring 28. The emergency management director of Sullivan County, Indiana, says the storm has caused three fatalities there.


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