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Deadly Tornadoes Hit Texas and Oklahoma, Flatten Buildings

DABEL, Okla. (AP) — Residents in southeastern Oklahoma and northeastern Texas began assessing weather damage Saturday, working to recover and thankful to have survived after a storm stretching from Dallas to northwest Arkansas spawned tornadoes and produced flash flooding, killing …

Eight Found Dead After Tulsa Suburb House Fire; Homicide Feared

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Eight people were found dead in a burning Tulsa-area house in what was being investigated as multiple homicides, police said. The fire was reported about 4 p.m. Thursday in a quiet residential area of Broken …

6 Students Killed in Oklahoma Crash Were in Car That Seats 4

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Six teenage girls on a high school lunch break were killed when their small car with only four seats collided with a large truck hauling rocks, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Wednesday. The crash occurred shortly …

Tornadoes Cause Damage in Oklahoma; Storms Rock Central US

COWETA, Okla. (AP) — Several reported tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma late Sunday into early Monday morning, causing damage but no immediate word of deaths or injuries. The severe weather system also brought heavy rain, lightning and wind to parts of …

Former Oklahoma Doctor Guilty of Murder in Opioid Death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma doctor has been convicted of second-degree murder in the opioid overdose death of a patient, according to state Attorney General Mike Hunter. Former Midwest City Dr. Regan Nichols was convicted Friday on one …

No One Hurt in Natural Gas Pipeline Explosion in Oklahoma

AMES, Okla. (AP) — There were no injuries when a natural gas pipeline exploded early Thursday in northwestern Oklahoma, authorities said. The explosion occurred at about 5:45 a.m. in a field southeast of the town of Ames, about 65 miles …

At Least Five Dead as Storms Hit Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana

MADILL, Okla. — Severe weather was moving through Mississippi early Thursday after apparent tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, where five deaths included a trailer factory worker whose body was found a quarter mile from his workplace. …

Oklahoma Reels, Missouri Declares State of Emergency from Storm

Dozens of people were rescued from rising floodwaters and felled trees that smashed homes and blocked roadways in Oklahoma, as severe storms unleashing tornadoes and heavy rain roared through the central United States on Tuesday. Rescue crews using boats pulled …

Oklahoma Receives Grant to Reduce Asbestos in Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $204,000 grant for Oklahoma to help reduce asbestos exposure in schools. The agency announced Tuesday that the Oklahoma Department of Labor will use the grant for compliance monitoring and assistance, public outreach, …

Insurer Rate Filings Now Available Online in Oklahoma

Oklahoma residents can learn more about insurance company filings by using a new online tool that contains rate filings for property, casualty, life and health insurance products, the Oklahoma Insurance Department announced. Consumers can now search for rate and form …