Daily Archives: March 2, 2012

4 People Killed in Indiana Tornado


Tornado! (Photo credit: emdurso)

At least four people have been killed after powerful tornadoes swept through Indiana.

National Weather Service meteorologist John Gordon said the agency had “half a dozen reports of tornadoes on the ground” in multiple states and reports of “significant damage.”

Two reported twisters touched down in northeast Alabama, where residents were assessing damage to a high school and a prison.

In Tennessee, severe weather was responsible for critically injuring as many as eight people in the cities of Harrison and Oolteweh.

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On This Day…

In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Mr. Tilden had won the popular vote.

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Tornado Emergency Announced in Alabama

An apparent tornado has touched down near Huntsville, Alabama. There are reports of damaged homes.

A tornado emergency has been issued for Madison County, Alabama, where a dangerous twister has caused widespread damage.

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Romney Wins Wyoming

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Mitt Romney (Photo credit: Dave Delay)

Mitt Romney won the Wyoming Republican caucuses.

Mr. Romney won 39% of the vote, while Rick Santorum received 33%, Ron Paul received 20%, and Newt Gingrich 8%. Wyoming has twenty-nine delegates.

CNN estimates that Mr. Romney will be awarded ten delegates, Mr. Santorum nine, Mr. Paul six, and Mr. Gingrich one.

Mr. Romney on Tuesday won the Arizona primary and Michigan popular vote, but split the thirty delegates in the Michigan GOP primary with Mr. Santorum.

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