Oklahoma City

July 02, 2019 - 8:07 pm
The heavy rains that caused severe flooding in the central U.S. this spring also had the positive effect of ending a prolonged drought in the Southern Plains. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that Oklahoma was drought-free as of June 25 for the first time in more than two years. A year earlier, more...
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Oklahoma City Fire Department
May 15, 2019 - 1:38 pm
Two window washers were rescued from a dangling scaffold above the roof of a nearly 850-foot 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 8:30...
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(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP
May 01, 2019 - 5:12 pm
U.S. wildlife officials say an endangered carnivorous beetle is making a comeback and should be downlisted to threatened. The American burying beetle was once found in 35 states and three Canadian provinces. When it was listed as endangered in 1989, it was only in eastern Oklahoma and Block Island...
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AP Photo
April 19, 2019 - 2:55 pm
Science and technology are helping Oklahoma City to sustain the DNA — and the spirit — of a tree that has symbolized hope in the 24 years since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history shook the city to its core. As part of an annual remembrance of the bombing, civic leaders and...
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April 16, 2019 - 12:37 pm
Boeing has won a $14.3 billion contract to service and maintain all B-1 Lancer and B-52 Stratofortress bombers at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The Department of Defense said the contract includes hardware and software development and integration, ground and flight testing, configuration...
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Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP
March 26, 2019 - 8:12 pm
The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller. It is the first settlement to come out...
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Oklahoma Department of Corrections via AP
February 25, 2019 - 9:16 pm
A man is guilty of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank, a federal jury ruled Monday. Jurors convicted Jerry Drake Varnell, 24, of Sayre, of attempting to use an explosive device to damage a building and attempting to use a weapon of mass...
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October 04, 2018 - 10:43 am
Oklahoma City businesses have been evacuated and people are being told to avoid thick, black smoke billowing from a power plant where flames are consuming a 7,000-gallon oil tank. Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says fire crews have retreated a half-mile from the tank and are monitoring the fire...
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August 15, 2018 - 7:16 pm
Up to 5 inches of rain fell in parts of Oklahoma overnight, damaging roads and leading to numerous high water rescues. There are no reports of deaths as a result of the Tuesday night and Wednesday morning rains. Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Lisa Shearer-Salim says the rain...
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August 10, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Gov. Mary Fallin's office says four counties in northeastern Oklahoma have been designated disaster areas because of drought, making farmers and ranchers eligible for federal assistance. Fallin's office said Friday that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue notified Fallin of the designation,...
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