Oklahoma City

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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Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP
May 25, 2018 - 4:26 am
A man armed with a pistol walked into an Oklahoma City restaurant at the dinner hour and opened fire, wounding two customers, before being shot dead by a handgun-carrying civilian in the parking lot, police said. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Louie's On The Lake, a restaurant...
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May 11, 2018 - 7:57 pm
Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law...
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April 24, 2018 - 8:04 pm
Ongoing drought and wildfires have cattle ranchers in at least five Southwestern U.S. states scrambling for hay or pastureland, while others are selling off some of their herds. Extreme drought conditions have contributed to wildfires in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, delaying...
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April 19, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Todd Schroeder said Thursday that a fire near Leedey, about 110 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, that has...
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April 18, 2018 - 7:41 pm
Milder weather conditions in northwestern New Mexico could help firefighters who have been keeping a pair of wildfires on a mountain and a nearby butte largely in check despite strong winds. A statement released Wednesday by the team managing operations against the fires northwest of Grants said...
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April 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm
A U.S. Forest Service commander at one of two large wildfires in Oklahoma has warned firefighters to be careful as forecasters warn of dangerous, life-threatening wildfires in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains. Deb Beard on Tuesday said the forecast should "scare the hell out" of the...
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The Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK
April 12, 2018 - 9:40 pm
When Oklahoma second-grade teacher Cyndi Ralston heard her state representative berate teachers for walking out of the classroom and marching on the Capitol, she knew she'd be running against him in November. Rep. Kevin McDugle, an ex-Marine Corps drill instructor, chastised teachers in a video he...
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The Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK
April 10, 2018 - 7:46 pm
A top Republican lawmaker said Tuesday that the Oklahoma Legislature has no plans to bow to striking teachers' demand to eliminate a capital gains tax break as a way to end a walkout now in its second week. Rep. John Pfeiffer, a House majority floor leader, also said lawmakers are unlikely to...
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