UPDATE: Traffic moving along I-270
A massive accident along I-270 had traffic slowed to a crawl this morning. If you're sitting in traffic along I-270 in north county--you will be there for at least another hour. The Illinois Department of Transportation says it won't be cleared until 10:20 or 10:30.
A massive accident involving three tractor trailers along I-270 has traffic at a standstill in the eastbound lanes of I-270 into Illinois on the Canal Bridge.
The cab of one of the trucks separated and was crushed. We are told none of the drivers were hurt.
CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) - Police say a suspect running from authorities jumped from a highway ramp leading to a Mississippi River bridge into St. Louis. The man survived and is hospitalized.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that investigators in Cahokia, Ill., just southeast of St. Louis, were conducting a sweep Wednesday for fugitives and illegal drugs and guns when the man sped away from police trying to stop his car.
The suspect then crashed on an on-ramp of the Poplar Street Bridge and tried to flee on foot before leaping over a guardrail.
Police say he survived the fall and attempted to hide after he landed but was arrested.
His name and medical status were not immediately available Thursday.
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - It will be awhile before the full scope of the damage emerges after tornadoes in North Texas that killed at least six people.
Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds says he hopes the death toll holds at six, with about 50 people injured and 250 people left homeless.
Deeds says officials are trying to account for 14 people, but it's not clear if they're missing or are away from the area.
NEW YORK (AP) - Singer Andy Williams' eclectic art collection has brought $46 million at a New York City auction.
The works sold on Wednesday, the first of a two-day sale at Christie's.
The late singer's taste ranged from contemporary, impressionist and modern to Latin American and 20th century decorative art and design.
He collected over a 60-year period. The works were displayed at his California and Missouri homes, as well as his Moon River Theater in Branson, Mo.
Auction highlights included Willem de Koonings' "Untitled XVII," which fetched $9.7 million and Jean-Michel Basquiat's "Furious Man, which realized $5.7 million.
Williams died last year at age 84.
The baritone was known for his wholesome, middle-America appeal and easy-listening hits including the theme to the Oscar-winning tearjerker "Love Story."