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  • “We invested our whole life in here,” Oklahoma church severely damaged in weekend storms

    LEXINGTON, Okla. – A local pastor said he’d rather be helping others – but, this time, he needs the help. This after the church he and members of the congregation built was heavily damaged in last weekend’s storms. The worst part is the group who was renting the church did not have it insured. “We invested our whole life in here,” said. When we caught up to Pastor Louis Bennett, he was cleaning up what was left of his beloved […]

  • Tree planted at Plaza Towers to remember victims of May 20, 2013 tornado

    MOORE, Okla. – Five years ago, a deadly and devastating tornado tore through Moore. The EF-5 claimed the lives of 24 people and injured more than 200. Among those lives lost were seven students at Plaza Towers Elementary. “This day still brings a lot of sorrow and pain with it and it will forever be part of our hearts,” said Amy Simpson, who was the school’s principal at the time of the tornado. On the toughest day of the year […]

  • Lightning strikes children’s bedroom, sparking fire in Edmond family’s home

    EDMOND, Okla. – It was a terrifying ordeal for one metro family as lightning struck their children’s bedroom, sparking a fire as smoke filled their home. The two little boys’ beds were only feet away from where the lightning struck, something their parents said may have saved their lives. “If the lightning hadn’t have hit the house, I don’t think they would have woken up,'” said their mother, Lacie Belcher. “The end story wouldn’t have been the same.” Lacie and […]

  • Energy FC, OKC Police team up to give soccer balls to local children

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma City Energy FC is teaming up with local police to deliver soccer balls to youth in the area. The Energy is a partner of the Police Athletic League soccer program. In honor of National Police Week, the club is donating the co-branded soccer balls to the department. Police will use the balls when they find children in difficult situations. “Maybe they can use one of these to help make their day a little bit better. […]

  • Two arrested, one on the run after home invasion, assault of pregnant woman

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Three suspects storm into a metro home, assaulting a pregnant woman, pistol-whipping a second victim and using a gun to taunt several children. This happened on April 25 at a home near 36th and Prospect. On May 8, one arrest was made. A second suspect was arrested May 15th, the third was arrested the next day. “There was a woman at home, two or three adults at home with a number of small children,” said MSgt. Gary […]

  • Thunder fever: a potentially deadly combination of asthma and allergies and the potential risk in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In our state, we know storm season can lead to a barrage of devastating problems, but this is one you may have never heard of. We’re talking about ‘thunder fever.’ In 2016, 8,500 Australians were hospitalized and nine died of severe asthma attacks after thunderstorms tore across Melbourne. But, how does this happen and could something similar happen here? Dr. Jason Bellak with the Oklahoma Institute of Allergy and Asthma said, with the high pollen count and […]

  • Good Samaritans save the day when robbers approach ice cream salesman

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A man selling ice cream in southwest Oklahoma City nearly fell victim to an armed robbery, until some good Samaritans stepped in and saved the day. The owner of La Costena said his employees go around pushing carts selling ice cream and snacks and that’s what this employee was doing when he was approached by the suspects. “Told him ‘Where’s the money?'” said Gilberto Calderon. “The guy said ‘I don’t have money, I have ice cream, do […]

  • Suspect tries to swim from police in Oklahoma River

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Two drug trafficking suspects are facing charges – despite one of their best efforts to swim from the law. The encounter began when the suspects refused to pull over for a traffic violation and came to an end near 15th and Portland along the Oklahoma River. After a short chase, one suspect surrendered – officers’ body cameras were rolling as the other tried to swim away. As officers approached and asked him to come to shore, the […]

  • Healing a hawk: How wildlife experts treat injuries of the smallest and wildest

    NOBLE, Okla. – Most of us are familiar with the process of healing a human’s broken leg, but what about a bird? In this case, it’s not just any bird, it’s a baby hawk. He is being treated at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Noble. At WildCare Oklahoma they take in thousands of animals every year, but they say this little bird is making remarkable progress. “He’s growing so fast right now, but that’s good because it means his bone […]

  • Group urges Gov. Fallin to sign ‘constitutional carry’ bill

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A bill to allow “constitutional” or “permit-less” carry in the state of Oklahoma is awaiting the governor’s signature. The measure would allow law-abiding Oklahomans to carry a firearm – opened or concealed – as long as the person is 21 years old, or 18 years old and a veteran. As required by federal law, you’d still have to undergo a background check to buy a firearm. However, supporters said they’re speaking out because they don’t want their […]

  • Bats in the city: Rescuers report uptick of bats stranded on OKC, Norman streets

    NOBLE, Okla. – It may look like a scary sight, but wildlife experts are asking Oklahomans to put their fear aside if they see a certain animal in need. Officials at Wildcare Oklahoma say they have received several reports of bats laying in the streets of Oklahoma City and Norman. As a result, they’ve taken in several bats before releasing them back into the wild. Dr. Faye Lorenzsonn is serving up a mealworm feast, a real treat compared to bats’ […]