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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 …

Former Oklahoma Insurance Agent Sentenced for Selling Sans License

A former Oklahoma insurance agent has received a five-year suspended sentence and a $2,500 fine for selling insurance without a license. Preston Chadwick Henson, 44, was convicted of the felony after entering a no contest plea in Kingfisher County. The …

Researchers Developing Tool to Help Oklahoma Farmers Predict Drought

Weather researchers are developing a new tool they say could give Oklahoma farmers and ranchers as much as a month’s warning when drought conditions are on the way. The Evaporative Stress Index is a system being developed by the U.S. …

Workers’ Comp Loss Costs Declining Again in Oklahoma

For the second straight year, workers’ compensation loss costs used by insurers to determine rates for employers will show an overall decrease in Oklahoma. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has filed an overall loss cost level decrease of …