Oklahoma

Jim Dobbs, left, helps pull a tractor trailer rig out of a ditch Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, in Henderson, Ark.  (AP Photo/The Baxter Bulletin, Kevin Pieper)

Ice storm snarling deliveries nationwide

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Whether you’re ready to ship that holiday package across the country or waiting for your next shipment of cooking grease, now’s not the best time to be in a hurry. Businesses […]

12/06/2013

Chart shows the number of quakes cataloged in Oklahoma by year and magnitude.

Oklahoma adopts California-style quake precautions

PRAGUE, Okla. (AP) — It’s become a predictable routine at Matt Pryor’s insurance agency: An earthquake rumbles through Oklahoma, rattling dishes and nerves. Then the phones light up with calls and text messages from desperate […]

12/02/2013

A Cessna plane, making continuous observations of carbon dioxide, flying over an Atmospheric Radiation Measurement tower used by the Energy Department near the town of Lamont, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Roy Kaltschmidt, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.)

Study: US spewing 50% more methane than EPA says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is spewing 50 percent more methane — a potent heat-trapping gas — than the federal government estimates, a new comprehensive scientific study says. Much of it is coming from […]

11/25/2013

This photo Aug. 1, 2013 photo, courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., shows from left, Inhofe's son Perry Inhofe, Inhofe's grandson Cole Inhofe and Sen. Inhofe in Oshkosh, Wis. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Sen. James Inhofe, Ryan Jackson)

Sen. Inhofe’s son killed in plane crash

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Defense on Monday confirmed the death of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe’s son, 52-year-old Dr. Perry Inhofe, who was killed in a weekend plane crash in northeast Oklahoma. […]

11/11/2013

Michael Coon,top, smiles as his father Phillip Coon, in wheelchair, receives military honors from Rita Aragon, secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs for the State of Oklahoma, after Phillip's return from Japan, where he was a POW, at the Tulsa International Airport, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.  (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Cory Young)

WWII vet honored with long-overdue military medals

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Given the choice, World War II veteran Phillip Coon probably wouldn’t want the formality and fuss of being honored on a military base with men and women standing at attention, dressed […]

10/22/2013

This Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 photo shows Johnnie Mullins' controversial Halloween display featuring headless dummies dressed in his work clothes at his home in Mustang, Okla, In the display, one dummy lies under a truck with blood splattered on the driveway, foreground, and another along the blood-stained garage door. Mullins' wife, Jennifer, said she got the idea for the macabre scene from the social media site Pinterest. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Morbid Halloween display too realistic for some

MUSTANG, Okla. (AP) — One man lies on his stomach on the driveway. Blood is splattered along the garage door that smashed his head and presumably killed him. Another man lies a few feet away, […]

10/17/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Thursday, October 03, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT shows a developing storm in the Northern Rockies is generating clouds with rain showers and snow across the Upper Mississippi Valley and Northern and Central Plains into the Northern Rockies and Intermountain West. Fair conditions exist across the remaining regions. (AP PHOTO/WEATHER UNDERGROUND)

Heavy snow, thunderstorms moving into Midwest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin. A foot of […]

10/04/2013

US Marine Navajo code talkers serve with Signal Unit, during World War II

Exhibit honoring Comanche Code Talkers opens

LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Personal photographs, military uniforms and a Nazi flag captured during World War II are some of the items on display at a new exhibit honoring Comanche Code Talkers. The exhibit that […]

09/26/2013

This undated photo provided by the Capobianco Family shows four-year-old Veronica, left, with Melanie Capobianco during a recent visitation. (AP Photo/Capobianco Family)

Cherokee child handed over to adoptive parents

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A South Carolina couple who vowed last month to not leave Oklahoma unless they went home with a 4-year-old Cherokee girl they have been trying to adopt since her birth were […]

09/23/2013

In this Sept. 17, 2013, photo, officials investigate the scene at Foss Lake, Okla. where two decades-old cars were pulled from the water by a dive team. The Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office says authorities have recovered skeletal remains of multiple bodies in the Oklahoma lake where the cars were recovered. (AP Photo/The Elk City Daily News, Larissa Graham)

Submerged cars found in Okla. may solve cold cases

SAYRE, Okla. (AP) — When three teenagers from this small Oklahoma town disappeared on their way to a high school football game in 1970, rumors swirled as to what happened to the trio. Some thought […]

09/18/2013

Marcus Mumford, center, and Ted Dwane, right, of the band Mumford & Sons, talk with Byron Berline, left, in Berline's Double Stop Fiddle Shop in Guthrie,, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

35K expected at Mumford & Sons concert in Okla.

GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The population of the Oklahoma town of Guthrie is expected to quadruple in size this weekend as more than 35,000 people descend on the area to watch British rockers Mumford & […]

09/06/2013

Christie Carr kisses Irwin the kangaroo at the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, where they now live, in Wynnewood, Okla. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Carr's therapist has certified Irwin as a therapy pet under the Americans with Disabilities Act. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Okla. woman, pet kangaroo find new home at zoo

WYNNEWOOD, Okla. (AP) — Christie Carr wants her young ones to cooperate when they sit down for a family portrait, but at times it’s so difficult that she has to tell young Irwin to go […]

08/31/2013

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