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 ...

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 ...

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 Oklahoma student alleges university misreported data

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:38

The University of Oklahoma misreported data used to nationally rank the school for nearly 20 years, seriously impacting its prestige and reputation, a former student alleges in a federal lawsuit that seeks class-action status.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City estimates as many as 350,000 current and ...

Oklahoma City bombing trial judge Richard Matsch dies at 88

U.S. 05/28/19, 11:12

U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, who ruled his courtroom with a firm gavel and a short temper and gained national respect in the 1990s for his handling of the Oklahoma City bombing trials, died Sunday. He was 88.The clerk of the U.S. District Court of Colorado, Jeffrey P. Colwell, announced ...

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

U.S. 05/26/19, 17:15

A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched down in El ...

Update: Oklahoma tornado kills 2 and injures at least 29

U.S. 05/26/19, 09:45

The Latest on a likely tornado that touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma (all times local):9:30 a.m.Authorities say two people were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a tornado destroyed a motel and swept through a nearby mobile home park west of Oklahoma City.Emergency workers search through ...

Runaway barges crash into Oklahoma dam and quickly sink

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:57

Two unmanned barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma crashed into a dam hours later and sank Thursday, and they didn't cause the structure to fail, which officials feared might happen. The barges carrying about 3,800 pounds (1,725 kilograms) of phosphate fertilizer between them became unmoored Wednesday ...

At least 3 dead in central US storms, with more rain to come

U.S. 05/22/19, 11:49

Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. were bracing Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Officials were urging residents of Webbers Falls, Oklahoma, some 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Tulsa, to leave their homes ...

Update: Tornadoes give way to heavy rain in Oklahoma

U.S. 05/20/19, 21:35

The Latest on a round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains (all times local):9:30 p.m.The tornado threat is decreasing and the flash flooding threat is increasing across Oklahoma as what had been seen as a "particularly dangerous" storm system progressed through the state.National Weather Service meteorologist John Pike in ...

Another round of severe weather forecast for Southern Plains

U.S. 05/20/19, 17:37

Officials closed schools, evacuated military aircraft and issued high-water warnings Monday with another round of severe weather potentially including tornadoes forecast for the Southern Plains. School districts in Oklahoma City, nearby Norman and elsewhere canceled classes as forecasts also call for hail and wind gusts of up to 80 mph (128 ...

Leaders decline to meet with slain Oklahoma teen’s parents

U.S. 05/17/19, 15:01

Officials from an Oklahoma City suburb where police fatally shot a black, unarmed teenager while he was naked say they won't meet with his parents.Edmond's city manager and police chief signed a letter dated Friday in which they declined to speak with the parents of Isaiah Lewis because they have ...

Parents seek meeting over Oklahoma son’s killing by police

U.S. 05/16/19, 13:09

The parents of a black teenager who was naked and unarmed when he was shot and killed by suburban Oklahoma City police have asked to meet with the police chief, mayor and other city officials to find out what transpired.Vicki and Troy Lewis want to know what happened when their ...

Falling debris still a risk from damaged Oklahoma City tower

U.S. 05/16/19, 12:27

Authorities in Oklahoma City say falling debris is still a danger after a skyscraper was damaged when it was battered by a dangling scaffold holding two men.Police blocked some roads and a park to most vehicle and pedestrian traffic Thursday, a day after two window washers were rescued from the ...

2 rescued from scaffold near top of 50-story Oklahoma tower

U.S. 05/15/19, 12:15

Two window washers have been rescued from a dangling scaffold above the roof of a nearly 850-foot (259 meters) skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Fire Capt. David Macy says the two were stranded shortly before 7:45 a.m. Wednesday outside the 50-floor Devon Tower and were pulled to safety about ...

Pilot makes emergency landing in Oklahoma City field

U.S. 05/06/19, 17:21

Oklahoma City firefighters say the pilot of a small plane made an emergency landing along a roadway when the aircraft had mechanical problems heading to an airport.Fire Captain David Macy said the pilot was trying to land the single-propeller plane at Wiley Post Airport just before 3 p.m. Monday when ...

100-plus rally in protest of fatal Oklahoma police shooting

U.S. 05/04/19, 10:56

More than 100 people marched in the rain to protest the fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager by police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond.The group marched about a half mile (0.8 kilometer) Friday from the school attended by 17-year-old Isaiah Lewis to the Edmond Police Department during ...

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