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A Texas driver and his passenger died Friday when they unsuccessfully tried jumping over an open drawbridge in Louisiana, police said.

Alejandro Cazares, 23, of McAllen, and 32-year-old Roberto Alejandro Moreno of Edinburg were driving when they came upon the Black Bayou Bridge, six miles south of Lake Charles, around 2 a.m., Louisiana State Police said in a news release posted to Facebook.

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Two men died Friday after attempting to jump over an open drawbridge in Louisiana.

Two men died Friday after attempting to jump over an open drawbridge in Louisiana. (Louisiana State Police )

The bridge was closed to vehicle traffic to let a boat pass by on the Intracoastal Waterway underneath.

“The driver drove under the gate and picked up the passenger before proceeding towards the ramp located at the end of the bridge,” the police statement said. “After stopping briefly, the driver placed the vehicle in reverse then accelerated forward in an attempt to “jump” the ramp of the bridge.”

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The vehicle fell into the water and sank to the bottom. Cazares was unable to exit the car and Moreno’s body was found nearby. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not immediately clear if alcohol or drugs played a factor in their deaths. The investigation is ongoing.

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Two students at a Louisiana high school who poured a chemical into a teacher’s drink and filmed it on Snapchat were arrested Friday on a felony count of mingling harmful substances, authorities said.

Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said the 17-year-old Eunice High School juniors mixed Krud Kutter, an all-purpose cleaning solution, into the teacher’s cup Wednesday when she stepped out to get supplies. The Advocate reported Fontenot says a girl poured the chemical into the drink while a boy filmed her and acted as a lookout.

“She did take a taste of it,” Fontenot said. “She noticed a strange taste to her beverage. She discarded the rest and didn’t consume anymore. As far as we know, she did not drink or consume enough to affect her health.”

Another student showed the video to a school resource officer Thursday. Fontenot says the suspects said they did it as a prank. The students will not be charged as adults, KATC.com reported.

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“We know it was a harmful substance that was being mixed. As far as an intent to commit murder or inject serious bodily harm, that we don’t have any proof. We don’t believe that intent was there,” Fontenot said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards reportedly signaled he would sign his state’s “heartbeat” legislation — effectively banning abortions after just weeks of pregnancy — as his party faced questions over whether it should be more inclusive of pro-life voices.

“When I ran for governor, I said I was pro-life and so that’s something that’s consistent,” he reportedly said when asked about the bill on Thursday.

The bill, which awaited a vote from the Louisiana House of Representatives, would make the state one of the strictest on abortion access — following a slew of other states that passed restrictions in an apparent attempt to make the Supreme Court reconsider major precedent on the issue.

Pro-life advocates have heralded measures like “heartbeat” legislation while groups like Planned Parenthood have challenged them in a series of legal battles. Louisiana’s bill could face a lawsuit from the same group — the American Civil Liberties Union — that sued Ohio over its own “heartbeat” legislation.

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“My position hasn’t changed. In eight years in the Legislature, I was a pro-life legislator,” Edwards said. Edwards attributed his pro-life stance to his faith but it also appeared to hold personal significance. Nearly three decades ago, he and his wife decided to have his daughter, diagnosed as a baby with spina bifida, against the doctor’s advice to abort.

During his monthly radio show, the governor seemed to acknowledge his break with Democrats, who have continually denounced state-level legislation like Louisiana’s.

“I know that for many in the national party, on the national scene, that’s not a good fit. But I will tell you, here in Louisiana, I speak and meet with Democrats who are pro-life every single day,” he said.

Democrats like Edwards were in a tough spot politically as the Supreme Court acquired an apparent conservative majority and members of their own party pushed more controversial forms of abortion.

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In 2016, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost after a fiery confrontation with then-candidate Donald Trump who spotlighted her support for late-term abortion during a debate. It also appeared to prompt media questions as to whether the party should expand its tent to be more welcoming to pro-life voters.

“Every Democrat, like every American, should support a woman’s right to make her own choices about her body and her health,” Democratic National Comittee Chairman Tom Perez previously said.

According to a Marist poll from 2019, Democrats varied in their opinion on abortion restrictions. But a strong majority — 60 percent — said they supported limiting abortion to the first trimester. Another poll from May showed that overall, registered voters thought heartbeat bills were either “just right” or “too lenient.” That contrasted with 45 percent who said they were “too restrictive.”

Democrats for Life, which voiced support for “heartbeat” legislation, has challenged the party on this point in particular — calling for things like more inclusive language from party leadership and a Democratic Pro-Life Political Action Committee.

Congressional Democrats have acknowledged that being pro-life and Democrat was possible but, as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-Calif., clarified, the party was “strongly pro-choice.”

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Schumer, who blasted a “heartbeat” legislation passed on Friday in Missouri, has formed a unified front with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., in vehemently opposing pro-life initiatives pushed by Trump and others.

Trump, whom pro-life leaders have praised, aroused Democratic fears in 2018 when he appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to a Court that seemed evenly divided along ideological lines on that issue. Kavanaugh could consider laws from Edwards’ state and others if they reach the Supreme Court — potentially ending protections established under Roe v. Wade or Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

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Heading into the 2020 elections, Trump has tried to tie Democrats to late-term abortion. Democrats like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who pushed a bill allowing abortions up to the point of birth, have faced intense scrutiny over their support on the issue.

But as Democrats encountered accusations they supported “extreme” abortion proposals, Republicans did as well. The party appeared to wrestle with the issue after Alabama passed an abortion ban that excluded exceptions for rape and incest — provisions that Ronna McDaniel, the party’s chair, “personally” opposed.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A convicted serial killer who has confessed to 90 murders and was known for sketching portraits of his victims may be linked to even more unsolved killings in Louisiana, according to the police chief of a town where two of the slayings took place.

Samuel Little, who is already serving a life sentence for murdering three women in California, made the confessions last year while being held in Texas for the 1994 murder of Denise Christie Brothers. The FBI has said 78-year-old Little is in poor health and will likely stay in a Texas prison until he dies.

While in prison, last year he began confessing and drawing the portraits of his victims over three decades from memory with the encouragement of investigators. After Little admitted to killing two women in Louisiana, investigators said they are re-examining their cold cases to see if there are any more victims.

“You definitely can’t rule him out,” Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman told FOX8 Tuesday. “He’s volunteering this information, and I know based on our two, he was extremely detailed in the information he released.”

This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little.

This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff’s Office shows Samuel Little. (Ector County Texas Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Louisiana police have previously said Little provided details about the strangulation deaths of Dorothy Richard, 59, and Daisy McGuire, 40, in Houma that “only the murderer would have known.” Richard was found dead in 1982 and the body of McGuire was discovered in 1996.

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One of those details Coleman pointed out was “something only the killer would know” — that McGuire’s family said she would carry a Bible with her.

“That’s one thing in Samuel’s confession to the Texas Ranger that I knew he was talking about Daisy,” Coleman told FOX8. “He didn’t specifically say her name, but he said she was short, light-skinned, nice looking lady, but she always carried a Bible and I was like, ‘That’s Daisy.’”

Samuel Little, 78, has confessed to 90 killings. Authorities in Louisiana are looking into cold cases to see if he is connected to those killings.

Samuel Little, 78, has confessed to 90 killings. Authorities in Louisiana are looking into cold cases to see if he is connected to those killings. (AP)

Officials believe that Little also committed petty crimes in the area at the time to support himself and was in the area before McGuire’s killing. Investigators also learned that Little traveled along the Interstate 10 corridor frequently in his travels across the country and spent time in the Houma area before McGuire’s killing.

Along with crimes in Louisiana, Texas and California, Little may also have killed people between 1970 and 2005 in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina, authorities said.

All of Little’s victims were strangled and their bodies dumped in mostly wooded areas. Because there were no gunshot or knife wounds on the victims, investigators blamed accidents, natural causes or drug overdoses for the deaths.

This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims.

This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims. (Courtesy of FBI via AP)

“He went on to kill an abundance of victims, that is scary,” Coleman told FOX8. “We have looked into some other cases around that time in 1996, also the latter part of the 70′s. There was another case that we brought when my detectives tried to interview him in October.”

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The chief said that Little didn’t admit to another case in the parish, but it was very similar to the two other Louisiana killings.

“He didn’t admit to it, but he made a chilling statement, and the statement he made was ‘I don’t know how I missed her’” he said.

In February, the FBI began releasing portraits of unidentified women made by the prolific serial killer in the hopes of closing out some of the cold cases.

The drawings were based on the memories he has of some of his victims, whom the FBI said were “marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.”

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Federal officials have said that investigators are working with state and local officials to match the confessions and evidence of women found across the country during Little’s killing spree, but Coleman admitted to FOX8 it will be “hard” to know how vast his rampage was.

“We may not ever know the extent,” he said. “I know, at some point, I understood it was 90 something victims, I believe it’s more. I do believe it’s more.”

Fox News’ Katherine Lam and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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A convicted serial killer who has confessed to 90 murders and was known for sketching portraits of his victims may be linked to even more unsolved killings in Louisiana, according to the police chief of a town where two of the slayings took place.

Samuel Little, who is already serving a life sentence for murdering three women in California, made the confessions last year while being held in Texas for the 1994 murder of Denise Christie Brothers. The FBI has said 78-year-old Little is in poor health and will likely stay in a Texas prison until he dies.

While in prison, last year he began confessing and drawing the portraits of his victims over three decades from memory with the encouragement of investigators. After Little admitted to killing two women in Louisiana, investigators said they are re-examining their cold cases to see if there are any more victims.

“You definitely can’t rule him out,” Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman told FOX8 Tuesday. “He’s volunteering this information, and I know based on our two, he was extremely detailed in the information he released.”

This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff's Office shows Samuel Little.

This undated file photo provided by the Ector County Texas Sheriff’s Office shows Samuel Little. (Ector County Texas Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Louisiana police have previously said Little provided details about the strangulation deaths of Dorothy Richard, 59, and Daisy McGuire, 40, in Houma that “only the murderer would have known.” Richard was found dead in 1982 and the body of McGuire was discovered in 1996.

FBI WANTS HELP IN IDENTIFYING VICTIMS FROM PORTRAITS DRAWN BY SERIAL KILLER

One of those details Coleman pointed out was “something only the killer would know” — that McGuire’s family said she would carry a Bible with her.

“That’s one thing in Samuel’s confession to the Texas Ranger that I knew he was talking about Daisy,” Coleman told FOX8. “He didn’t specifically say her name, but he said she was short, light-skinned, nice looking lady, but she always carried a Bible and I was like, ‘That’s Daisy.’”

Samuel Little, 78, has confessed to 90 killings. Authorities in Louisiana are looking into cold cases to see if he is connected to those killings.

Samuel Little, 78, has confessed to 90 killings. Authorities in Louisiana are looking into cold cases to see if he is connected to those killings. (AP)

Officials believe that Little also committed petty crimes in the area at the time to support himself and was in the area before McGuire’s killing. Investigators also learned that Little traveled along the Interstate 10 corridor frequently in his travels across the country and spent time in the Houma area before McGuire’s killing.

Along with crimes in Louisiana, Texas and California, Little may also have killed people between 1970 and 2005 in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio, California, Indiana, Arizona, New Mexico and South Carolina, authorities said.

All of Little’s victims were strangled and their bodies dumped in mostly wooded areas. Because there were no gunshot or knife wounds on the victims, investigators blamed accidents, natural causes or drug overdoses for the deaths.

This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims.

This combination of undated sketches provided by the FBI shows drawings made by admitted serial killer Samuel Little, based on his memories of some of his victims. (Courtesy of FBI via AP)

“He went on to kill an abundance of victims, that is scary,” Coleman told FOX8. “We have looked into some other cases around that time in 1996, also the latter part of the 70′s. There was another case that we brought when my detectives tried to interview him in October.”

MURDERED MEMPHIS MOTHER MAY BE SUBJECT IN SERIAL KILLER’S SKETCHES, FAMILY CLAIMS

The chief said that Little didn’t admit to another case in the parish, but it was very similar to the two other Louisiana killings.

“He didn’t admit to it, but he made a chilling statement, and the statement he made was ‘I don’t know how I missed her’” he said.

In February, the FBI began releasing portraits of unidentified women made by the prolific serial killer in the hopes of closing out some of the cold cases.

The drawings were based on the memories he has of some of his victims, whom the FBI said were “marginalized and vulnerable women who were often involved in prostitution and addicted to drugs.”

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Federal officials have said that investigators are working with state and local officials to match the confessions and evidence of women found across the country during Little’s killing spree, but Coleman admitted to FOX8 it will be “hard” to know how vast his rampage was.

“We may not ever know the extent,” he said. “I know, at some point, I understood it was 90 something victims, I believe it’s more. I do believe it’s more.”

Fox News’ Katherine Lam and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Vice President Mike Pence took aim at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Friday over her recent comments on the unrest in Venezuela.

During an interview with “America’s Newsroom,” the vice president responded to recent remarks from the freshman lawmaker when she stated Trump administration is partly responsible for the political and civil unrest unfolding in Venezuela because of its “bullying” tactics and sanctions.

“The congresswoman doesn’t know what she’s talking about,” Pence said. “Nicolas Maduro is a socialist dictator who has taken what was one of the most prosperous nations in this hemisphere and brought it literally to a level of deprivation and oppression and poverty that we have never seen. Nine out of 10 people in Venezuela live in poverty. Three million people have fled Venezuela. That’s not a result of U.S. policies. That’s the result of dictatorship and socialism that has been imposed on people of Venezuela by Nicolas Maduro.”

Earlier in the week, Omar told PBS’ “Democracy Now!” that “a lot of the policies that we have put in place has kind of helped lead the devastation in Venezuela and we have sort of set the stage for where we are arriving today.”

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“This particular bullying and the use of sanctions to eventually intervene and make regime change really does not help the people of countries like Venezuela and it certainly does not help and is not in the interest of the United States,” she added.

The vice president also touted a strong employment report, and backed Attorney General William Barr’s decision not to testify in front of a House hearing over the controversial Mueller report, during the wide-ranging interview.

About an hour before the interview, a report released by the Labor Department showed U.S. job growth surged in April 263,000 jobs while the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 percent.

“It’s really remarkable,” Pence told Sandra Smith. “What people are witnessing is that the agenda President Trump ran on, and that we have been delivering on over the last two years, is working for every American.”

The latest data reveals the economy is showing robust growth and provides a much-needed talking point for Republicans and the White House as the 2020 presidential election nears.

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During his sit-down at the White House, Pence said he “fully supports”Attorney General William Barr’s decision to skip a House hearing on special counsel Robert Muller’s Trump-Russia report.

The move by Barr accelerated an already bitter battle between Democrats, the White House, and the Justice Department. Democrats have threatened to hold Barr in contempt for missing the deadline to provide the House Judiciary Committee with an unredacted version of the Mueller report and its underlying evidence.

“I served on the Judiciary Committee for 11 years,” Pence said. “I can recall no occasion where lawyers for the majority and the minority questioned a member of a president’s cabinet under either party.”

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Barr’s hours-long appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday accelerated Democrats’ calls for his resignation. Barr’s also been accused of spinning key findings in the Mueller report in the president’s favor.

While the Mueller report did not find any criminal conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, it did not clear the president or his campaign of obstruction of justice. The report also noted that some Trump campaign officials had declined to testify, making it almost impossible to get a complete picture of what happened during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Pence largely echoed President Trump’s comments to Fox News’ Catherine Herridge on Thursday, that he doesn’t want former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress.

“Don McGahn was made available to the special counsel and by most reports provided him with 30 hours of testimony, all of which contributed to the report that concluded there was no collusion and no obstruction,” Pence said. “Congress has that report available. They have the information available. There’s certain redactions that are required under the law for grand juries but a limited number of members of Congress have access even beyond that, so the information is there for them to look at.”

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He added, “As the president said last night, it’s time for us to get back to business.”

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They’re twin brothers who were a lot alike — before one was fatally shot by police in Mississippi.

Lawrence and William Bottoms, born 29 years ago, each had tattoos on their faces — and each faced trouble with the law.

Lawrence Bottoms was killed Monday after he allegedly pulled a gun on police officers. Surviving brother William is set to stand trial in Louisiana for allegedly killing two men in 2017.

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Lawrence Bottoms had been convicted of aggravated battery in 2017 for stabbing a teenager in the face with a screwdriver in 2015, the Advocate of Baton Rouge reported. The teen died months later from the injuries. Bottoms was arrested again in 2017 for possessing a firearm while a convicted felon — a charge that would contribute to his demise.

Hancock County deputies killed Bottoms on Monday while trying to serve a warrant related to the firearm charge. He had violated parole by missing a court date, the newspaper reported. When arriving at the home, officers called for him to surrender for about 15-20 minutes, police said at a news conference.

When Bottoms failed to come out, officers evacuated the home next door and shot several rounds of tear gas. The man then jumped from a second-story window and ran into the woods. Police said officers followed him, he pulled a gun on them and two deputies fired. Drugs were also found at the home.

William Bottoms Jr. is accused of fatally shooting Mohamed S. Hussain, 29, and Derrick D. Williams, 23, in 2017 while in a car and dumping their bodies in the St. Helena Parish area of Baton Rouge. Prosecutors dropped charges against the car’s driver, Megan Marie Gaylord, who agreed to testify against him. Gaylord said the four were using drugs when Bottoms became paranoid and shot the two other men in the back seat, an arrest report said.

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Bottoms is scheduled to stand trial May 13, but his defense team requested the trial be pushed back. Prosecutors did not oppose the request. He will face a mandatory sentence of life in prison if convicted of second-degree murder, the Advocate reported.

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The governor’s mansion in Baton Rouge, La., experienced an extraordinary security breach last week after a man trespassed into the property before damaging a table and falling asleep on a couch, state police revealed Monday.

Thirty-four-year-old Reynard Green was booked Wednesday on simple burglary, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property, possession of a Schedule I narcotic and two counts of battery of a police officer, The Advocate reported. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

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Green was found asleep on a couch and had broken an antique table, authorities said.

Reynard Green of Baton Rouge was booked Wednesday on counts including simple burglary, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.

Reynard Green of Baton Rouge was booked Wednesday on counts including simple burglary, criminal trespass and criminal damage to property. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney. (Louisiana State Police)

State Police spokesman J.B. Slaton said Green also had assaulted two law enforcement officers after being taken to a police headquarters.

Slaton said that while the breach remains under investigation, authorities are reviewing security protocols at the mansion “for potential areas of improvement.”

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Authorities wouldn’t immediately comment on whether Gov. John Bel Edwards or his family were in the mansion at the time. A spokesman for the governor referred comment to the State Police.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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A social media effort has propelled a GoFundMe campaign toward an ambitious goal to rebuild three historically black churches in Louisiana that suffered devastating fires that investigators have since concluded were hate crimes.

On April 10, the Seventh District Baptist Association set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1.8 million for St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church after they were set on fire allegedly by suspect Holden Matthews.

Inspired by the grand fundraising that took place for the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris after the world watched the iconic house of worship burn, journalist Yashar Ali put a spotlight on the Seventh District Baptist Association’s crowdsourcing effort and urged his followers to donate and match his $1,000 pledge.

Throughout the day, Ali kept updating his followers as thousands of donations poured in to the GoFundMe page. Ali noted that when he first urged his followers to donate, the association had raised roughly $159,000. Since then, they’ve raised over $1.5 million. Ali later updated that over $1.3 million was raised in a 31-hour period.

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The campaign caught the attention of big-name donors, including conservative commentator Ben Shapiro, CNN anchor Jake Tapper, “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, former Obama official Valerie Jarrett, and actresses Patricia Arquette, Susan Sarandon, Mandy Moore and Busy Philipps. Former NFL player and Louisiana native Benjamin Watson previously had put a spotlight on the GoFundMe campaign and has renewed his efforts amid the massive social media push.

Matthews, 21, has been charged with arson and hate crimes.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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At least eight people — including three children — were reported dead by Sunday after powerful storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding across much of the southern U.S.

The severe weather left dozens of others injured, and roughly 60,000 people were without power as of Sunday evening in Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi combined.

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Franklin, Texas, roughly 125 miles south of Dallas, was almost entirely flattened by a tornado, according to the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office.

The tornado, which was rated an EF-3 with winds of about 140 mph by the National Weather Service (NWS), destroyed 55 homes, a church, four businesses, a duplex and part of the local housing authority building, officials said.

Pollok, Texas, a little over 100 miles northeast of Franklin, saw two children, aged 3 and 8, killed by a falling tree that landed on the vehicle in which they were riding on Saturday.

The tree “flattened the car like a pancake,” Capt. Alton Lenderman of the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office told The Associated Press. The kids’ parents made it out alive.

A gas station in Vicksburg, Mississippi, sustained damage on Saturday.

A gas station in Vicksburg, Mississippi, sustained damage on Saturday. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP)

Mississippi saw heavy rains and flooding, and in the Vicksburg area, about a 45-minute drive from Jackson, a possible tornado touched down, according to NWS meteorologist John Moore. No injuries were reported, but officials reported damage to several businesses and vehicles.

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One person was left dead during a Native American cultural event in Alto, Texas, and another person was killed in Houston County’s Weches. A 95-year-old man died after a tree fell on his trailer in Mississippi and a 13-year-old in Louisiana also died after he drowned in a drainage canal, officials said.

Separately, one person died in a car submerged in floodwaters in Calhoun, Louisiana. Near the Birmingham suburb of Hueytown, Alabama, a county employee died after being struck by a vehicle while he was helping clear away trees about 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Capt. David Agee of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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