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Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 20:00:45 GMT

In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla. In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.




Oklahoma man arrested after allegedly kidnapping, assaulting woman

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:16:09 GMT

"He asked me if I'd call the police, said the girlfriend, over here, had been tied up and was being beat up by her boyfriend," said neighbor Pete Hines. FOX 23 reports the woman told police that the suspect, Travis Bayless, 37, used a stun gun on her, held her against her will and then hit her on the head with the end of a knife.




EPA head showed penchant for travel, drivers even before DC

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:38:28 GMT

Scott Pruitt's penchant for travel and concerns about security were notable even before he became head of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to newly obtained records that show that as Oklahoma's attorney general he frequently traveled out-of-state for appearances before conservative groups and used an office investigator as a driver. As Oklahoma's top prosecutor from 2011 to 2016, Pruitt was raising his profile nationally as a conservative in favor of rolling back regulation and federal authority.




Oklahoma wildfire conditions remain critical, flames reaching up to 70 feet

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 06:00:15 GMT

Western Oklahoma wildfire conditions remain critical, despite unrelenting efforts to contain. Fire danger remains high to very high, with flames reaching up to 70 feet, the Oklahoma Forestry Services reports.




Billy Graham remembered at Oklahoma City bombing memorial

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:28:58 GMT

Aren Almon Dan, right, looks at pictures with her nephew Zyden Clymer and niece Marlee Hill next to Aren's daughter Baylee Almon's chair at the 23rd Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla. less Aren Almon Dan, right, looks at pictures with her nephew Zyden Clymer and niece Marlee Hill next to Aren's daughter Baylee Almon's chair at the 23rd Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing ... more Doc Shannon, member of the DEA Trauma Team from Tulsa that responded to the bombing, looks at decorations at the 23rd Anniversary Remembrance Ceremony of the Oklahoma City bombing on Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Okla.




Oklahoma man found guilty of rape, lewd molestation

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 01:28:57 GMT

In 2014, an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spoke with two women who said they were sexually abused by Carl Douglas Crick, Jr. According to the victims, the abuse spanned almost a decade. Another victim was also interviewed by child advocates, and she disclosed even more recent sexual abuse.




Multiple Checkpoints Planned Across Oklahoma To Combat Drug-Impaired Driving

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:56:23 GMT

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies will team up to conduct ENDUI checkpoints and saturation patrols across the state during a 42-hour enhanced enforcement campaign to end drug-impaired driving. The campaign, titled END420DUI, is focused on drug-impaired drivers who may be getting high during Marijuana Day, April 20. Historically, the number 420 has been associated with marijuana use.




Better weather should aid Oklahoma wildfire fight

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:14:12 GMT

Firefighters are hoping that better weather will help them battle 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 burned about 440 square miles of land is about 15 percent contained.




2 Earthquakes Recorded In NW Oklahoma

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:54:25 GMT

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the first 3.8 magnitude earthquake shortly after 1:30 a.m. in Major County. The quake was just over 3 miles deep.




Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:56:58 GMT

In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Nema Brewer, an employee of the Fayette County School District, uses a protest sign as a makeshift bullhorn to shout at the Kentucky Senate chambers in protest of Kentucky Senate Bill 1, in Frankfort, Ky. The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories.




Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:56:57 GMT

In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Nema Brewer, an employee of the Fayette County School District, uses a protest sign as a makeshift bullhorn to shout at the Kentucky Senate chambers in protest of Kentucky Senate Bill 1, in Frankfort, Ky. The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories.




The renovated colonial saltbox house at 38 Evergreen Avenue was the...

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:38:26 GMT

The renovated colonial saltbox house at 38 Evergreen Avenue was the home of two creative geniuses and Renaissance men - illustrator Harold von Schmidt and his son Grammy Award-winning son Eric. The renovated colonial saltbox house at 38 Evergreen Avenue was the home of two creative geniuses and Renaissance men - illustrator Harold von Schmidt and his son Grammy Award-winning son Eric.




Wind-whipped wildfires destroy homes, prompt evacuations

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:04:18 GMT

In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla. In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.




Oklahoma House, Senate pass criminal justice reform measures

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:31:56 GMT

The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed House Bill 2281, which would adjust penalties for low-level property offenses like larceny, forgery and other 'paper crimes.' It would raises the threshold for property crimes to be charged as a felony to $1,000, matching the threshold set by a measure that passed in 2016.




Oklahoma singer-songwriter Krystal Keith to release new EP 'Boulder' this summer

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:45:04 GMT

Building on the success of her debut album "Whiskey & Lace," "Boulder" follows a two-year hiatus in which the Norman resident welcomed her first child. Produced by Bobby Pinson, the five-song collection shows Keith's growth as a songwriter and vocalist, as well as a more focused artistic vision, according to a news release.




Allice Ah Fa, 20, dies at Western Sydney University after Minto terror attack heroism

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:39:34 GMT

Mother-of-two Wells Fargo executive from Albuquerque, 43, is named as woman who was killed after being sucked out of Southwest 737 jet window when engine exploded at 32,000ft EXCLUSIVE: Banking heir playboy Matthew Mellon 'died from a heart attack in Mexico rehab after taking the hallucinogenic drug Ayahuasca while three months sober' Race against time to airlift stranded Hawaii residents to safety as more thunderstorms are due to hit Kauai this evening threatening further flooding Parkland survivor David Hogg calls for boycott of top US investment firms BlackRock and Vanguard over their links to gunmakers 'I'm a lucky man that Barbara Bush was my mother': George W Bush leads tributes as former First Lady dies aged 92, two days after falling ill and saying she no longer wanted medical treatment 'The rock of a family dedicated to public service' who had 'grit & grace, brains & beauty': ... (more)




Forecasters warn of rare, life-threatening wildfire weather

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:04:10 GMT

OKLAHOMA CITY – Forecasters warned of dangerous, life-threatening wildfire conditions in parts of the Southwest and Southern Plains on Tuesday, as a forestry official warned firefighters battling a terrifying deadly blaze in Oklahoma that it would be a "historically critical day." Gusty winds and low humidity in ... (more)