Some of the cities and towns hardest hit by Wednesday's deadly storms are served by part-time mayors–businesspeople who have careers beyond public service, and only volunteer for the job out of a duty to their community. They step up when storms tear families' homes and businesses apart–and Erin Burnett took time out to say thanks.
The grandfather of Chardon shooting victim Danny Parmertor told CNN's Erin Burnett his grandson "was an angel" who did not deserve to die. "Everybody loved Danny."
The mayor of Harrisburg, Illinois, where a tornado tore through the town early Wednesday, leaving at least six dead, says the people will rebuild. The mayor, who heard the storm's approach and took shelter with his family, was quick to rush to the hard-hit areas of town, where the damage was staggering. "This has truly been a horrific day in Harrisburg, Illinois," Eric Gregg told CNN's Erin Burnett.
By Christopher Moloney, OutFront producer
Mitt Romney moved one step closer to the Republican presidential nomination with wins in the Arizona and Michigan primaries on Tuesday night.
But President Obama may have already won the election.
"The Artist" beat "The Descendants" for Best Picture at the Oscars.
When Meryl Streep won an Academy Award on Sunday night, she made sure to start her acceptance speech by thanking her husband–and her longtime makeup artist. Then she got on to the producers and studio folks. That caught the attention of Erin Burnett.