Storm drops snow on central Plains
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A spring storm dropped snow and rain on the central Plains and spawned a tornado in Texas on Friday as it headed toward the East Coast, where it was expected to create a messy weekend. Up to 8 inches of snow fell over parts of western Kansas by early afternoon, making driving tougher and forcing some schools to close early. Southeastern Colorado was expecting to end up with no more than 7 inches - far less than the 18 inches initially forecast in some places. As the storm moved east, a tornado was spotted near Bedford, a suburb in between Dallas and Forth Worth, Texas, according to the National Weather Service. Thousands of fans who showed up to watch qualifying were being advised to move to safety as tornado sirens blared at the speedway.
Principal, teacher quit after video surfaces
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CHICAGO - A principal and a teacher at a suburban elementary school quit amid allegations they were caught on video having sex in the principal's office, authorities say. In keeping with Cook County's reputation for bare-knuckle politics, the scandal broke after copies of the sex tape were mailed anonymously to parents this week, just days before a contested school board election. The case has also created something of a mystery: Who planted the camera that recorded the action? Leroy Coleman and Janet Lofton submitted their resignations after meeting with the district superintendent Thursday, said John Izzo, board attorney for the Sandridge Elementary School district, about 20 miles south of Chicago.