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  • Some Oklahoma schools cancel after school activities due to severe weather risk

    OKLAHOMA CITY – While residents across the state are encouraged to remain aware of the weather, a few school districts say they are not taking any chances. The National Weather Service announced that a tornado outbreak is possible for Thursday across parts of Oklahoma. Severe weather and large hail could accompany storms that form over the western portions of the state. On Thursday morning, Deer Creek Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools announced that all evening classes and activities have […]

  • Insurance officials offer tips to Elk City storm victims

    ELK CITY, Okla. – Days after a severe storm brought tornadoes to parts of Beckham County, insurance officials say they are available to answer storm victims’ questions. Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak and staff from the insurance department met with storm victims on Wednesday. “We’ve been talking with people who lost everything, and our goal is to try to help in any way we can,” Commissioner Doak said. “The Elk City fire chief, police chief, city manager, mayor and county […]

  • ‘All clear’ given after tow truck driver calls police about suspicious item in car

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities say the ‘all clear’ has been given after a tow truck driver alerted them to a suspicious looking item inside a car. Around 9 a.m., Oklahoma City police received a call from a concerned tow truck driver who was hired to tow a car from the parking lot of a synagogue. While working to tow the car away from the synagogue, the tow truck driver spotted something strange inside the vehicle. When bomb squad investigators arrived […]

  • “What the heck happened?” Man says he doesn’t know why he brutally murdered realtor

    HONOLULU, Hawaii – A man who pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of a realtor in 2013 says he doesn’t even understand why he committed the crime. Prosecutors say Vernon Baker brutally bound and stabbed Mary Beth San Juan 24 times before leaving her body wrapped in a carpet in her driveway. “She was beaten, stabbed multiple times and we would conclude that the defendant tried to cut off her legs,” said Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Tashima. After pleading guilty, Baker […]

  • Oklahoma woman shot, killed while trying to fight off robbery suspects

    TULSA, Okla. – Authorities say a woman is dead after she attempted to fight off a pair of robbery suspects. Investigators told KJRH that the victim was walking from her car to an apartment at the Sawmill Apartment Complex around 4 a.m. when she was approached by two men. Officials say at least one of the suspects had a gun and attempted to rob her. During the robbery, police say the victim tried to take the gun and was shot in […]

  • Deputies searching for alleged thieves who broke into Oklahoma Kubota dealership

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – Authorities in Pottawatomie County are searching for two suspected thieves who targeted a dealership. On May 15, deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office were called to the Kubota dealership after employees reported that the business had been burglarized. Using surveillance video from the dealership, investigators were able to determine that two men broke into the dealership around 2 a.m. that morning. Officials say that they are still trying to identify the alleged suspects in the […]

  • Oklahoma City police searching for missing, possibly endangered woman

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities in Oklahoma City are searching for a missing woman who they believe may be in danger. Police say 20-year-old Ramona “Mona” Shiane Jade Williams was last seen around 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning at a home in the 2500 block of S.W. 35th St. Investigators say Williams has a ring of roses tattooed around her right wrist. If you see her or know where she is, call 911 immediately.

  • National Weather Service: Tornado caused at least EF-2 damage in Elk City

    ELK CITY, Okla. – Many families were busy cleaning up the mess left behind by Mother Nature. On Tuesday evening, a severe storm brought large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes to Beckham County. Dozens of homes and businesses in Elk City suffered extensive damage due to the storm, and one man died trying to seek shelter. Beckham County Sheriff Derrick Manning identified the victim as 53-year-old Gene “Bo” Mikles. Officials say they found Mikles body, and say he was inside a […]

  • Elk City first responders asking for cleaning supplies, plastic totes

    ELK CITY, Okla. – Officials say there has been an outpouring of support from the community following a series of severe storms that moved through Beckham County on Tuesday evening. The Elk City Police Department says the command post at the Elk City Livestock Auction has been inundated with food and water donations. At this time, visitors are asked to donate other items like cleaning supplies and plastic totes to help those in need. Organizers say that tornado victims can […]

  • “He made the story up,” Oklahoma deputy fired after allegedly fabricating shooting story

    PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma deputy has been fired after allegedly lying about a shootout that led to a multi-county manhunt. On April 26, Pushmataha County Deputy Jason Day told authorities that he was involved in a shootout with a suspect in Ringold. Day told investigators that he attempted a traffic stop, but was fired upon when he got out of his cruiser. Pushmataha County Sheriff BJ Hedgecock told KXII that it didn’t take long for investigators to discover […]

  • Oklahoma EMS dog hit by truck that ‘swerved toward him’

    BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. – A beloved dog is recovering after he was hit by a truck on Monday night. About eight years ago, a puppy was dumped at the Bryan County EMS and was taken in by first responders. Since then, Gooch has become a loyal companion to the team of paramedics. “He takes care of us, comes in and he will kind of give you a hug after a tough call,” Nate Toews, a Bryan County paramedic, told KXII. […]