• State of emergency declared in El Reno

    From Staff Reports | Yesterday

    The shelter will remain open until Tuesday in El Reno for households without power.

  • 51,300 power outages remain, Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. reports Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Power outages continue to affect Oklahomans due to a three-day ice storm. Temperatures are expected to warm into the 40s on Monday.

  • Hurricane season ends with just 1 tropical storm in Texas


    HOUSTON (AP) — The Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on a quiet note for Texas with just one tropical storm reaching the state in the past six months. Monday marked the end of the June-through-November hurricane season. Experts say this year's season ends with 11 named storms, four hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Tropical Storm Bill was the only such storm to strike Texas. Bill made landfall June 16 at Matagorda Island and dumped heavy rain in East Texas, leading to flooding. Harris County officials on Monday said the area's emergency operations center was activated six times this year for weather-related reasons. The Houston area, mainly over Memorial Day weekend, received up to 15 inches of rain. Thou

  • Seattle Fog


    A state ferry makes its way past a fog bank near dawn on Puget Sound during a dense fog advisory for the area, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Seattle. Clear skies of recent days in the region are expected to give way to increasing chances of rain through the week.

  • Searchers find flooded car, body, in search for Texas woman


    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have located a submerged car with a body inside in the search for a woman swept away by floodwaters. The Fort Worth Fire Department says the car was found Monday about a mile downstream from where a vehicle washed off a highway bridge Friday. Department spokesman Kyle Clay says firefighters believe the car belongs to 76-year-old Zenola (zuh-NOH'-luh) Jenkins of Burleson. Clay says positive identification is pending but authorities believe the victim was Jenkins, who lives nearby. A deputy swept away during the rescue attempt survived by clinging to a tree. Eight people died in Texas flooding during storms over the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Man admits filing false applications to get Sandy aid


    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted filing false applications for federal and state relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. State authorities say 63-year-old Gregory Wagner pleaded guilty Monday to theft by deception. The Toms River man will have to pay $218,209 in restitution and will receive a 364-day county jail term and probation when he's sentenced Feb. 26. Wagner falsely claimed that a storm-damaged property he owns in Bayville was his primary residence when Sandy hit. But he actually was living in Toms River and the Bayville address was a rental property. Wagner received $31,900 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for rental assistance and personal property loss.

  • The Play: Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

    David Morris | Yesterday

    [brightcove]4637711842001[/brightcove] A quick 60-second look at three headlines this morning: cold weather causing school closures, another big story by The Oklahoman's Nolan Clay, and a reminder that we have really cool video from Saturday night's game between OU and OSU. See below for your flavor of football. Tanner Herriott returned to shoot our OU footage. Thanks Tanner! [brightcove]4636299470001[/brightcove] And our Tim Money kept up with OSU. Tim will be in Norman today shooting the OU football press conference with players.

  • Snow piling up in W. Iowa, E. Nebraska


    SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Snow is beginning to pile up in much of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska. In Sioux City, school officials cancelled classes Monday as up to 8 inches of snow was expected by early Tuesday. Several inches had fallen by late Monday morning. The Omaha area was expected to get 2 to 4 inches of snow as well as a bit of freezing rain. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for southwest Iowa and much of Nebraska, including Omaha, Grand Island, Hastings and Norfolk.

  • Cloudy with drizzle Monday, temperatures in 40s in central Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    Skies will be cloudy with morning drizzle Monday in central Oklahoma, the National Weather Service reports. High afternoon temperatures will be in the 40s.

  • Power outage relocates Oklahoma City fire marshal office Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    The Oklahoma City fire marshal offices have been relocated Monday due to a power outage. The outage has affected the office at 2300 General Pershing Boulevard.

  • Flood warnings persist in Arkansas as rain moves out


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Flood warnings remain in effect throughout parts of Arkansas after heavy rainfall caused some river flooding. The National Weather Service says several rivers and streams in the lower Arkansas, Buffalo, Black, Spring and White river systems are flooded after the weekend's heavy rainfall. The weather service says major flooding is occurring on the Cache River near Patterson in eastern Arkansas. Forecasters say the river was at 12.1 feet on Sunday night. That's 3 feet above flood stage. The weather service says water is covering some roads and flooding cropland, pastures and timberland in Craighead, Jackson and Woodruff counties. Forecasters also predict major flooding at the Little River at Hor

  • The Latest: Winter weather advisories out in west Wisconsin


    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) — The latest on the winter storm affecting Wisconsin (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Winter weather advisories are out for a large part of western and central Wisconsin as a winter storm moves north. Schools in several districts that serve hilly, rural areas of western Wisconsin delayed the start of classes by two hours Monday morning. Around 2 to 4 inches of snow are expected in the Chippewa Valley, with higher amounts toward the St. Croix Valley on Wisconsin's western border. The winter weather advisories extend as far east as the Green Bay area, where the main concern is for potential freezing rain and sleet.

  • UPDATE: Del City High School, northwest Oklahoma City elementary school closed Monday due to power outages

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    An Oklahoma City elementary school is closed Monday due to a power outage. Linwood Elementary in northwest Oklahoma City is closed. Also Del City High School is closed.

  • 4.5 magnitude earthquake near Medford, Oklahoma Monday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Yesterday

    A 4.5 magnitude earthquake has been reported near Medford, Oklahoma in Grant County Monday.

  • Storm batters southern Scandinavia


    HELSINKI (AP) — Officials say that more than 35,000 people were without electricity in Sweden on Monday after a storm battered southern Scandinavia, damaging buildings, toppling trees, canceling trains and closing bridge links between Denmark and Sweden. Danish meteorologist John Cappelen said the storm had wind speeds of up to 130 kilometers per hour (80 mph) with gusts reaching 165 kph. It hit Denmark late Sunday and blew over the region in about four hours, narrowly avoiding Norway. Swedish utilities said that up to 75,000 customers were without power during the storm. There were no early reports of casualties. Cappelen said the storm weakened slightly as it headed northeast toward Finland and Estonia, where ferrie

  • Snow begins falling as storm moves north into Minnesota


    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Snow has begun falling in parts of southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities as a winter storm moves north. A winter storm warning is out for much of southern and western Minnesota, along and west of a line from Glenwood to Litchfield to Faribault and Albert Lea, and it also extends into northwest Iowa and eastern South Dakota. The National Weather Service says snowfall totals over the next two days could top 8 inches for much of west-central and south-central Minnesota, with local amounts near 10 inches possible. The Twin Cities area and much of the rest of Minnesota is under a winter weather advisory. Totals of 5 to 8 inches are possible Monday and Tuesday from central into east-central Minneso

  • Weather, flights aid post-Thanksgiving travel efforts


    NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of Americans returning home after the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend Sunday had cooperative weather and mostly efficient airport operations to thank for smooth traveling conditions. Other than a winter storm that is bringing freezing rain and snow to the central Plains Sunday night and into Monday, and flood warnings in northern Texas and Arkansas, weather across much of the country is seasonably mild, said National Weather Service meteorologist Bruce Sullivan. "Enjoy it while it lasts," he said. Most airports across the country were running with delays of 15 minutes or less Sunday night, according to Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control system data.

  • Oklahoma ice storm ends; damage remains

    Updated: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    An ice storm which has crippled power to thousands of people across Oklahoma ended Sunday morning with the possibility of more rain Monday but temperatures are expected to remain above freezing.

  • Storm lingering in southern Plains; more flooding possible

    Updated: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — A deadly storm that has caused flooding and coated parts of the southern Plains in ice during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend dumped more rain on already swollen rivers in parts of North Texas and Arkansas on Sunday and made driving dangerous in parts of Oklahoma. The band of storms that has been moving through parts of the Plains and the Midwest since Thursday has been blamed for at least 14 deaths, including eight in Texas and six in Kansas. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said roads in the Panhandle remained slick after the slow-moving storm dropped ice and freezing rain in the region. Utilities in Oklahoma said more than 71,000 homes and business were without power as of Sunday afternoon because

  • Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech

    Updated: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

    Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes. Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande will launch a joint initiative on Monday after a diplomatic push in recent weeks ahead of the Paris climate conference. A key goal is to bring down the cost of cleaner energy. At least 19 governments and 28 leading world investors, including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaires George Soros and Saudi Prince Alaweed bin Talal, and Jack Ma of China