• Flooding forces highway closures Sunday across Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Several highways across Oklahoma were closed Sunday afternoon due to flooding, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation reported.

  • Officials warn some Cleveland County residents to be ready to evacuate

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    Cleveland County officials warned residents near the Little River to be ready to evacuate Sunday morning, according to a notice from the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office. Officials began releasing water from Lake Thunderbird on Sunday morning because the lake is full. Residents near the Little River should expect flooding and be prepared to move to higher ground if necessary, officials said.

  • Elk City residents begin returning to homes

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    After heavy rains and flooding caused firefighters to evacuate many Elk City residents, people are begining to return to their homes. Some roads and a bridge remain washed out.

  • 28 homes evacuated in Purcell due to flooding

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 21 hr ago

    A McClain County emergency management official said 28 homes in Purcell were evacuated after a nearby creek overflowed causing significant flooding Saturday night.

  • Severe weather: Oklahoma City rainfall by the numbers

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 23 hr ago

    The following chart details the rainfall Oklahoma City has experienced so far this month:

  • Flooding closes Oklahoma City, Norman streets; shelter opened

    Published: Sun, May 24, 2015

    Heavy rainfall has caused flooding and has closed several Oklahoma City streets, police said

  • Heavy rain causing flooding across Oklahoma City metro-area, state

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Oklahoma City, Bethany, Yukon and Warr Acres fire crews responded to more than 70 people and vehicles stuck in high water Saturday evening. The Oklahoma City Fire Department has about 25 fire crews out responding to flood-related calls, authorities said.

  • Two die Saturday in separate crashes on Oklahoma roadways

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Samuel Parker, 60, of Mangum, and Jamie S. Bowlin, 27, of Coweta, died Saturday in separate crashes on Oklahoma roads, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.

  • Senate clears White House-backed trade bill

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation Friday night to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks, clearing the way for a highly unpredictable summer showdown in the House. The vote was 62-37 to give Obama authority to complete trade deals that Congress could approve or reject, but not change. A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 of the Senate's 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda.

  • DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said. During their ordeal, the business executive and his wife told others to stay away — even ordering a pizza deliverer to leave two pies at the door — as they frantically arranged for $40,000 in cash to be dropped off at the home. But once the money was left on the seat of a red sports car in the family's garage, Daron Dylon Wint struck and stabbed Savvas Savopoulos, the CEO of the American Iron Works company where he had once worked as a welder, Wint's charging document said. At a court hearing Friday, Wint was ordered held in jail on a murder charge.

  • Las Vegas feels magnitude-4.8 earthquake 100 miles away

    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A magnitude-4.8 earthquake struck a rural area of southern Nevada on Friday, shaking buildings more than 100 miles away and shutting down a busy Las Vegas interchange as road-tripping travelers were descending on Sin City for Memorial Day weekend. The U.S. Geological Survey revised an earlier report that pinned the magnitude of Friday's earthquake at 5.4. The temblor hit at 11:47 a.m. about 24 miles southwest of the small town of Caliente, and most of Southern Nevada felt it, along with parts of Utah including St. George and Cedar City, the USGS said.