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Tornadoes rake southern Plains ... Accidental shooting ... Uecker trapped



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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes have ripped through Oklahoma and rural parts of Kansas and Nebraska, overturning cars on an Oklahoma City interstate and destroying dozens of homes. But no deaths have been reported. The worst damage seems to be in the Oklahoma City area. An emergency services official says 12 people from a trailer park in south Oklahoma City were taken to local hospitals with injuries. And all animals have been accounted for after a tornado struck a zoo in Grady County, Oklahoma.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An Atlanta-area sheriff who says he accidentally shot and wounded a real estate agent during what he called "police training exercises" has been charged with reckless conduct. That's a misdemeanor. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill critically wounded the woman in a model home about 50 miles northeast of Hill's office. Forty-three-year-old Gwenevere McCord hasn't been able to speak to say what happened.

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested and charged a St. Louis man in the slaying of an Illinois college student who went missing while trying to sell his sports car on Craigslist. Police in Florissant, Missouri say they arrested 24-year-old Michael Gordon Tuesday, after his name was found in emails about the car 19-year-old Taylor Clark was trying to sell. Gordon is being held on $1 million bond.

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine volcano has spewed ash for the second time in less than a week, but the country's chief volcano expert says there are no signs of any imminent violent eruption. Mount Bulusan, southeast of Manila, ejected ash 825 feet above the volcano late Wednesday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is asking local officials to keep people away from a 2.5-mile hazardous zone around the crater.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and funnyman Bob Uecker (YOO'-kur) was locked in the radio booth at Miller Park Wednesday night, when the door handle broke during the sixth inning against the Dodgers. When the door wouldn't open from the outside, a ladder was brought in and an employee climbed through the large front windowless opening of the booth to remove the hinges. The 80-year-old Uecker told people listening to game, "I know what you're thinking: 'He's ready for the (nursing) home. He's cooked.'"

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