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  • Forecasters report critical fire danger Monday in Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Updated: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

    Don't play with matches today. Forecasters are predicting elevated fire danger across most of Oklahoma on Monday. The best chances for wildfires are Monday afternoon across southwest Oklahoma, including Lawton, Altus and Elk City. Strong winds will mean that any wildfire that starts could...

  • Winter storm Jonas could affect flights at Will Rogers World Airport

    Darla Slipke | Updated: Fri, Jan 22, 2016

    Winter weather that is expected to hammer the East Coast during the next several days could cause delays and cancellations for some flights at Will Rogers World Airport, an airport spokeswoman warned Friday. As of 8 a.m. Friday, five nonstop flights in and out of Will Rogers World Airport...

  • Snow and ice could return to Oklahoma on Wednesday night

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Jan 19, 2016

    Snow and ice could return to the state Wednesday night and Thursday morning, forecasters say. A mixture of rain and snow is expected across much of central and western Oklahoma, particularly north of Interstate 40, forecasters at the National Weather Service's Norman office said. Areas north...

  • Snow may return to Oklahoma this weekend

    Silas Allen | Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    Snow is expected to return to Oklahoma this weekend, forecasters say. The National Weather Service's Norman office predicts snow or a mix of rain and snow across much of central and western Oklahoma on Friday night and Saturday morning. Heaviest snowfall is expected in western Oklahoma,...

  • Update: Troopers rescue five stranded in flood water in McCurtain County

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    Troopers rescued five people who were trapped inside their mobile home in McCurtain County on Tuesday afternoon as flood waters rose around them. Troopers were dispatched Tuesday afternoon to the home, which is about 10 miles south of Eagleton. They rescued two adults and three children from...

  • Update: Troopers rescue stranded motorist in McCurtain County

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers rescued a motorist stranded in flood water in McCurtain County Tuesday afternoon. The person was stranded in a vehicle surrounded by flood water in a wildlife refuge about four miles southeast of Broken Bow, troopers said. Troopers reached the person by air...

  • Death toll from Oklahoma winter storms rises to five

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    The death toll from last weekend's winter storms has risen to five, the state medical examiner reported Tuesday. Among the dead are an unidentified 38-year-old Oklahoma City woman and an unidentified 66-year-old Yukon woman. The dead also include Darrell Glen Sennett, a McAlester man...

  • WATCH: Drone footage of TopGolf ice storm damage

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    Oklahoma City's TopGolf sustained quite a bit of damage during Sunday's ice storm.  According to OKC TopGolf's Facebook page, the entertainment facility will be closed for the next couple of weeks to repair the damages.  // The damage that we sustained from the ice...

  • Flights at Will Rogers World Airport return to normal after a day of cancellations

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    A day after weather-related delays and cancellations plagued travelers, things were mostly back to normal Tuesday morning at Will Rogers World Airport. Airport spokeswoman Karen Carney said two arrivals and two departures had been cancelled Tuesday morning. Travelers may still experience a few...

  • Arkansas man tweeted about ill-fated hunting trip hours before death

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    An Arkansas man who was found dead Monday after a hunting trip on Kaw Lake posted about "going right through Winter Storm Goliath" hours before his death. Chase R. Morland, 22, went missing Sunday night after his boat capsized on Kaw Lake in Kay County. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers found...

  • Thousands remain without power Tuesday in Oklahoma City

    Silas Allen | Updated: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    Thousands of Oklahoma City residents were still without power Tuesday morning after an ice storm swept through the area over the weekend. More than 3,500 homes and businesses in Oklahoma City were still without power Tuesday morning, Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. reported. Another 2,918 homes...

  • Updated: Thousands remain without power Monday following weekend ice storm

    Silas Allen | Updated: Mon, Dec 28, 2015

    Nearly 200,000 homes and businesses across Oklahoma remained without power Monday after a crippling ice storm swept through the state over the weekend, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission reported. That figure includes more than 38,000 that were reported Monday morning in Oklahoma City. Power...



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Silas Allen


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Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.




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