Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

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  • Families supporting Warmth 4 Winter during HoliDazzle event

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Black Friday was a blast at Science Museum Oklahoma where Paycom was proud to present HoliDazzle 2018, benefiting The Salvation Army and Brad Edward’s Warmth 4 Winter. Visitors who donated a new or gently used coat got $5 off admission to Science Museum Oklahoma. Families streamed inside on this beautiful day to check out all of the fascinating exhibits, and some folks made sure to get their pictures taken with Santa Claus. Scott Hines from News 4 was […]

  • Man arrested after allegedly chasing complete stranger along I-40

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a terrifying ordeal for a metro woman when she was followed by a complete stranger on her drive home from work. Police say 47-year-old Michael Rambin was aggressively chasing the woman, even gesturing at her from his truck. “I’ve had someone following me ever since I left work, and hes’ driving very erratically,” the victim told 911 dispatchers. Officials say it started around 6 p.m. on Wednesday night when a woman was leaving her job […]

  • In the Kitchen with Scotty: Arugula-walnut pesto pasta with grilled portobello mushroom

    Oh, how I love a good Pasta and Pesto dish! Arugula-Walnut Pesto is one of my favorite pestos to make… a close second is a Basil Pistachio and Parsley pesto, but I`ll save that for some penne pasta later. Like I was saying, Arugula-Walnut Pesto is wonderful and has this fresh, peppery, flavor that you can only get from fresh arugula. Combined with the meat like texture and charred flavored goodness of grilled portobello mushrooms, this is pasta dish was […]

  • Man hired to help with OU’s diversity programs resigns

    NORMAN, Okla. – The vice president of university community at OU has resigned from the position. Jabar Shumate took the position after a scandal surrounding the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity made headlines across the country. He was hired by former OU President David Boren to help with the university’s diversity programs. Shumate suddenly resigned just three weeks after James Gallogly took over as the university’s president. News 4 is working to find out if or when OU will replace Shumate.

  • Proud to Serve: Oklahoma City firefighter also fighting for the country

    OKLAHOMA CITY – First responders across Oklahoma do amazing work, and they deserve to be recognized for the job they do. Cpl. Chase Craig is on duty at Fire Station 30 in Oklahoma City. Craig and his fellow firefighters put their lives on the line every day under the most treacherous conditions. “We train on a daily basis. Whether it’s a tabletop discussion or out throwing ladders, it’s a very cool atmosphere. We have good firefighters, enjoy it a lot,” […]

  • New verification system targeting uninsured drivers across Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Uninsured drivers across the state are in for a rude awakening. A new verification system will show police officers, prosecutors and court clerks whether you have current insurance or not. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety said about 600,000 Oklahomans were driving without insurance last year. However, they believe this new database will fix that issue. Driving without insurance is against the law, but still so many Oklahomans do it. “We’ve got one in four […]

  • More than 7,000 rape kits untested across the state

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Thousands of rape kits never tested. Governor Mary Fallin is demanding those kits be tested. At a meeting held Thursday, officials say they are prioritizing which kits will get tested first and are figuring out how much it will cost. There are more than 7,000 untested rape kits across the state. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says testing these kits could help law enforcement catch serial offenders and potentially prevent more crimes, but it will be […]

  • Residents in dry counties to vote on liquor laws

    CADDO COUNTY, Okla. – Oklahoma is still home to 14 dry counties, but that may change in two weeks when voters head to the polls. If approved, liquor-by-the-drink and high-point beer could be served. Caddo County is one of the places that will vote on this in two weeks. Some restaurant owners in Anadarko say they have a ton of people drive through town, stop to eat and want a margarita, but they can’t get it. They say business will […]

  • Pottawatomie County sheriff’s deputy saves child

    POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. – An Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy is now being hailed a hero. He saved a 3-year-old boy choking on a quarter. Victoria Terrill and her son, Chaz, were on their way home from dinner in Shawnee last Friday when Chaz started choking. She pulled over, and waved down a deputy who just happened to be in the right place at the right time. It was recorded on the deputy’s body camera. It`s every parent’s worst nightmare. “I threw […]

  • “I could barely walk,” Oklahoma woman talks about West Nile Virus diagnosis

    OKLAHOMA CITY – While many families are out enjoying the summer heat, health experts are warning Oklahomans to take precautions against mosquitoes. Last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed a mosquito tested positive for West Nile Virus in Oklahoma County. Now, a local woman is encouraging others to take precautions after she was diagnosed with the virus. “It just felt like someone had taken a brick and was just hitting the back of my head,” said Kristen Acosta. […]

  • Flooding across the metro wreaks havoc for drivers

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Flooding forced roads to shut down across the metro Thursday. Portland and Memorial in Northwest Oklahoma City is where a lot of drivers got stuck. Water under the Kilpatrick Turnpike on Portland got about a foot and a half to two feet deep. Drivers said it happened so quick, they didn’t see it coming. The torrential rain transformed roadways into rushing rivers. “It just came so fast so hard,” said a driver. “There wasn’t anything you could […]

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