More than 450 Oklahoma inmates walking out of prison doors

U.S. 11/04/19, 18:16

More than 450 inmates walked out the doors of prisons across Oklahoma on Monday as part of what state officials say is the largest single-day mass commutation in U.S. history. The release of inmates, all with convictions for low-level drug and ...

Flight diverted to Oklahoma City due to unruly passenger

U.S. 06/19/19, 12:42

Police say an American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger.The airline says the flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour ...

University of Oklahoma: Resignation ends ex-president probe

U.S. 06/12/19, 16:00

The University of Oklahoma's Board of Regents says it has concluded its investigation into former president David Boren after Boren chose to terminate his contract and sever ties to the university he led for 24 years.Regents chair Leslie Rainbolt-Forbes said ...

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

U.S. 06/12/19, 09:42

The failure of safety devices designed to prevent blowouts contributed to an explosion and fire that killed five workers last year at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well, according to a federal agency's report Wednesday that also lists inadequate training ...

US to use Army base in Oklahoma to shelter migrant children

U.S. 06/11/19, 20:44

The federal government has chosen a military base in Oklahoma as the location for a new temporary shelter to house migrant children and is considering a customs port in southern New Mexico as another option as existing shelters are overwhelmed. The ...

Police kill man after shots fired at vehicles on interstate

U.S. 06/10/19, 16:43

Police in Oklahoma City say they fatally shot a man who was shooting at vehicles along an interstate.Investigators say at least four vehicles on Interstate 35 were struck by gunfire Monday morning before police and the shooter exchanged fire. There ...

Update: Torrents lead to Tulsa-area high water rescues

U.S. 06/06/19, 21:06

The Latest on flash flooding in Oklahoma (all times local):8:45 p.m.Almost 4 inches (100 millimeters) of rain per hour caused widespread street flooding in the Tulsa area, leading to multiple stalled vehicles and high-water rescues.Traffic gets backed up on I-44 ...

Heavy rain prompts high water rescues in Oklahoma City

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:26

Heavy rains are flooding streets and prompting high water rescues in Oklahoma City as another round of severe storms passes through.The National Weather Service reports up to 1.5 inches (3.8 centimeters) of rain fell during a 30-minute period Thursday in ...

New Jersey denies gas pipeline permits, but allows do-over

U.S. 06/05/19, 20:50

New Jersey regulators have denied key permits for a hotly contested pipeline project that would carry natural gas from Pennsylvania to New York, but they're allowing an Oklahoma company to try again.The state Department of Environmental Protection rejected permits Wednesday ...

Mike Pence pledges to rebuild after Oklahoma flood damage

U.S. 06/04/19, 19:33

Vice President Mike Pence is pledging to rebuild parts of Oklahoma damaged by flooding. Pence, his wife and federal agency heads on Tuesday visited a food bank and toured Tulsa-area neighborhoods swamped after the swollen Arkansas River left its banks. Damage extends ...

Pine Bluff officials: Flood won’t sink Arkansas city’s hopes

U.S. 06/04/19, 18:47

An economically struggling Arkansas city in the midst of a revitalization plan continued flooding Tuesday as the Arkansas River crested its banks, but local officials said even after the waters recede, the community's resilience will bolster recovery. Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley ...

Floods plague multiple states in central US

U.S. 06/03/19, 08:42

Emergency officials conducted water rescues in the tiny northwestern Missouri town of Levasy in the wake of a levee breach along the Missouri River. Kansas City station WDAF reported that the breach happened on June 1, flooding part of the town ...

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