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11 months 1 day ago

Memorial scheduled for tornado victims

MOORE, OKLAHOMA - Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin announced Wednesday a memorial service will be held for the victims of the storm on at the First Baptist Church in Moore on Sunday. President Barack Obama is expected to visit the area that day as well. The Oklahoma Department of Insurance...

1 year 1 month ago

About 500 wild horses now at Montana ranch

ENNIS, Mont. (AP) - About 500 wild horses have arrived so far at the Spanish Q Ranch in western Montana as Bureau of Land Management officials work to reassure neighboring landowners about the long-term holding facility. The Montana Standard reports the horses, all geldings, began arriving Feb. 27. Officials say...

1 year 3 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

1 year 5 months ago

'Ether Man' gets 156 years for NM rapes

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Colorado inmate suspected of being the "Ether Man" serial rapist has been sentenced to 156 years in prison on rape charges in New Mexico. Robert Howard Bruce was sentenced Tuesday in an Albuquerque court after pleading guilty to nine charges of rape. Bruce is serving...

2 years 2 months ago

Etherman confesses

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Police say a Colorado prison inmate has been connected to 14 sexual assaults that occurred in Norman from 1985 to 2001. Officers say 50-year-old Robert Bruce admitted to the assaults on female students at the University of Oklahoma, where he once attended. Investigators zeroed in on...

2 years 2 months ago

Colo., Okla. governors push natural gas vehicles

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The governors of Colorado and Oklahoma are leading an initiative to increase the use of natural gas vehicles in their state automobile fleets. Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin hope the multi-state effort will make natural gas vehicles more affordable for the average...

2 years 5 months ago

Big quake shakes Oklahoma for as much as minute

SPARKS, Okla. (AP) - Residents in Oklahoma are shaken after the state's strongest earthquake ever and a big aftershock. Saturday night's magnitude 5.6 earthquake was centered near Sparks, 44 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. It was followed early Sunday by a 4.0 aftershock. Sparks resident Jesse Richards says the big...

2 years 5 months ago

Oklahoma experiencing eathquakes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say three earthquakes that have shaken much of central Oklahoma could be felt as far away as Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey says on its website early Saturday morning that a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck at 2:12 a.m., with an epicenter...

2 years 7 months ago

Oil rig explodes in Oklahoma

WATONGA, Okla. (AP) - Authorities in Blaine County say an oil rig that exploded near Watonga and forced the evacuation of several homes caused no injuries. Blaine County Sheriff's dispatcher C.J. Woulard said Tuesday morning that the fire was still burning - but no injuries were reported. County...

2 years 10 months ago

Parts of Oklahoma City airport evacuated

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City say they've evacuated parts of the building and canceled some departing flights after a suspicious box was discovered at a baggage claim office. Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney says the box was discovered Friday morning and that...

3 years 2 months ago

New gas pipeline to run through N. Colorado

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - An Oklahoma company plans to build a natural gas pipeline that will ship gas from Montana and connect with the existing Overland Pass pipeline in northern Colorado. The Tribune in Greeley reports that representatives of Oneok Partners of Tulsa, Okla., met with Weld County commissioners...

3 years 3 months ago

Davis leads Oklahoma past Colorado 67-60

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Cade Davis had 15 points and four other Oklahoma players scored in double figures as the Sooners defeated Colorado 67-60 Saturday. Andrew Fitzgerald, Carl Blair Jr., and Cameron Clark each added 13 points for Oklahoma (10-9, 2-3 Big 12). Steven Pledger had 11. Alec Burks and...

3 years 5 months ago

No. 11 Oklahoma beats Colorado 43-10

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Ryan Broyles broke the school record with 208 yards receiving as part of the biggest passing day in Oklahoma history, and the 11th-ranked Sooners bounced back from their first loss of the season to beat Colorado 43-10 on Saturday night. Landry Jones threw for a career-high...

3 years 7 months ago

Girl dies in playground accident

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Some schools are pulling equipment off the playground as authorities try to determine why a 9-year-old Oklahoma girl died after falling off a teeter-totter-like structure. Fourth-grader Alyssa Avila of Wyandotte died last week after falling from the device called an X-Wave, then hitting her head....

3 years 10 months ago

Texas stays in the Big-12

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas says it is staying in the Big 12. Shortly after Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott confirmed to The Associated Press in an e-mail that the University of Texas had declined an invitation to join his conference, the Longhorns put out a statement saying they would "continue...

3 years 11 months ago

Tornadoes reported across several states

Authorities in Oklahoma say several homes and businesses have been damaged by tornadoes. Few injuries were reported from Wednesday's storms. Officials say two truck drivers were taken to hospitals their semitrailers toppled. Their injuries weren't considered life-threatening. In Stillwater in northern Oklahoma, emergency management official Rob Hill says two...

3 years 11 months ago

Tornadoes touch down across Oklahoma

Severe weather was forecast to continue sweeping through the South on Thursday, a day after at least a half-dozen tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, causing some damage and power outages but few injuries. The National Weather Service reported tornadoes in mostly sparsely populated areas of central and northern Oklahoma,...

3 years 11 months ago

Five dead in Oklahoma twisters

Five people have been killed in Oklahoma during an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across parts of the Southern Plains. The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management said three people were killed at Tecumseh on Monday and that another person died at Oklahoma City. Details have not yet...

3 years 11 months ago

Oklahoma abortion law put on hold

Attorneys for Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson have agreed to a court order requested by abortion providers to temporarily block enforcement of the state's new abortion law. The law requires pregnant women to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before they can get an...

4 years 4 days ago

Remembering Oklahoma City bombing

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says Oklahoma City's spirit in the wake of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building 15 years ago serves as an example to the nation. Napolitano also warned of the need for continued vigilance against terrorists when she spoke today to survivors...

4 years 1 week ago

Man loses nose in knife attack

An Oklahoma City man is recovering after his nose was cut off during a bizarre attack at a bar. The suspect, Adan Zapata, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Police say Zapata, the bar's manager, thought the victim and his friends were making too much noise. Zapata...

4 years 1 month ago

Tornadoes, baseball-sized hail slam southeast

Twisters struck parts of Arkansas Wednesday night, injuring four people and destroying a handful of homes, as a line of storms marched east. After a daylong watch for possible tornadoes in the region, Emergency Management spokeswoman Renee Preslar said three people suffered major injuries in a tornado that destroyed...

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