• Suspect in massive 2012 Creek County cigarette-caused wildfire arrested nearly 4 years later

    Suspect in massive 2012 Creek County...

    BY STACY RYBURN, Tulsa World | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016

    SAPULPA — A Bristow man who is accused of flicking a lit cigarette that ignited nearly 60,000 acres in Creek County in 2012, destroying hundreds of homes, has been arrested. Billy Cloud, 40, was booked into the Creek County Jail about 4:30 a.m. on a charge of third-degree arson, or, in the alternative, unlawful burning of grass and woodlands during a burn ban. His bail is set at $40,000, jail records indicate. Creek County Sheriff’s Sgt. Les Vaughan said Cloud was arrested during a warrants sweep Wednesday, along with suspects in several unrelated cases.

  • T. Boone Pickens says America’s oil industry is ‘dead in the water’

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    The legendary oilman told the Washington Post that the U.S. oil industry won't recover quickly from low prices.

  • Tuesday’s severe weather ‘bust’ is a communication wake-up call

    Published: Wed, Apr 27, 2016

    We need to dial down the noise and dial up a more consistent and accurate message on uncertainty, writes the Washington Post's Angela Fritz.