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 property crimes, resulted from a bill signed by new Republican ...

10-year old boy sells his toys to raise money for uncle’s funeral

U.S. 09/03/19, 19:05

Daniel Crase, 10, has been standing outside a Quick Way gas station in Oklahoma for three successive days selling his toys to assist pay for the funeral of his uncle. He says that until he raises enough money, he won't stop. "My uncle Brian was my best buddy," Daniel told KFSM. Daniel 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 later for Dallas/Fort Worth.Police body camera footage shows one apparent ...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

U.S. 06/15/19, 09:52

Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding.Since that successful walkout, Collins has ...

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 in a statement Wednesday that the board's decision to accept ...

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 and a deactivated alarm system as factors.The report by the ...

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 Office of Refugee Resettlement said Tuesday it's dealing with a ...

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 have been no reports of injuries to motorists.The gunman has ...

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 as flood waters overtake the exit to westbound I-40 in ...

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 the western part of the Oklahoma City area. Flash flood ...

Former Republican senator found dead in Norman home with gunshot wound

U.S. 06/06/19, 13:30

Norman police are investigating after former state Sen. Jonathan Nichols was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound inside his home. Police confirmed in a press release Thursday they discovered the body of the 53-year-old inside his west Norman home after receiving a call Wednesday night of an individual with a ...

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 night, including ones for waterfront development and wetlands work.But it ...

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 downstream into Arkansas following heavy spring rains. The Arkansas River ...

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 Washington said federal and state aid will be crucial to ...

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 of about 80 people. Levasy is located about 26 miles ...

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