Amazon building collapses in downstate Illinois as storms pummel region
An Amazon Fresh delivery van moves down Pico Bloulevard in Los Angeles, California, June 14, 2013. The online grocery start-up Webvan is rising from the dead--in the form of an online grocery business called Amazon Fresh. Picture taken June 14, 2013. To match Feature AMAZON-WEBVAN/ REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS TRANSPORT)

ST. LOUIS — An Amazon warehouse collapsed near Pontoon Beach in Madison County, trapping employees inside, as tornadoes and strong storms blew through the St. Louis region throughout the evening. There was widespread damage from the storms in multiple counties, including homes and other buildings destroyed, wires down and thousands of people without power. Police and fire agencies from throughout the region responded to the area of the warehouse collapse, outside of Edwardsville, where multiple injuries were possible. There were reports of perhaps 100 or more people trapped inside, although th...