Tornadoes kill 16 in Arkansas, 1 in Oklahoma

This photo provided by James Bryant shows tornado

This photo provided by James Bryant shows tornado damage, Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Mayflower, Ark. A powerful storm system rumbled through the central and southern United States on Sunday, spawning several tornadoes, including one in a small northeastern Oklahoma city and another that carved a path of destruction through several northern suburbs of Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Courtesy of James Bryant) MANDATORY CREDIT (Credit: AP)

(AP) Emergency officials on Monday began searching for survivors in the debris left by a powerful tornado that carved an 80-mile path of destruction through suburban Little Rock, killing at least 16 people.

The tornado that slammed into Vilonia, about 10 miles west of the state capital, on Sunday evening grew to about half a mile wide and was among a rash of tornadoes and heavy storms that...

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