Oklahoma Watches and Warnings

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  • Oklahoma City Zoo teaching visitors about conservation during World Giraffe Day

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Visitors will have the chance to learn more about some of the tallest animals in the world during World Giraffe Day. The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is celebrating World Giraffe Day on Friday, June 21 to generate support, raise awareness and attention for giraffes. In 2016, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature listed the giraffe as a ‘vulnerable’ species, meaning it is “facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.” The organization […]

  • Former Edmond officer accused of running illegal steroid ring sentenced

    EDMOND, Okla. -A former Edmond police officer accused of running an illegal steroid ring out of his home and business has been sentenced. Christopher Caplinger, 55, a retired Edmond police officer, was indicted by a federal grand jury in March of 2018 on nearly two dozen counts involving possession, manufacturing, and distribution of anabolic steroids, along with maintaining a drug house and international money laundering. According to federal court records, Caplinger ran the illegal steroid ring from early 2014 until […]

  • One year later: Oklahoma family looking for answers in loved one’s disappearance

    DURANT, Okla. – An Oklahoma family in Durant is still seeking answers after their loved one disappeared without a trace. Jarred Asher Brown’s family hasn’t heard from him since he left his home in Durant on June 14, 2018. “He’s got a 10-year-old little girl. She [doesn’t] deserve to be going through this,” Shawn Perkins, Brown’s cousin, told KXII. His family says they especially want answers for Brown’s daughter. “I know she definitely missed him on her birthday, our reunion, […]

  • Rancher asking for help finding missing cattle after historic flooding

    SPERRY, Okla. – After historic flooding caused significant damage to properties and land across the state, many property owners headed back to their homes to see exactly what needed to be repaired. When John Fugate reached his newly-remodeled home and shop near Spiro, he realized that everything had suffered significant damage. “I remember the 86 flood that everyone always talks about, it was pretty bad but this was a little bit worse,” said Fugate. As he works to clean up […]

  • Oklahoma City mayor issues proclamation declaring ‘Pride Week’ for the first time in history

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For the first time in Oklahoma City’s history, the mayor has designated this week as ‘Pride Week.’ Beginning at 6 p.m. on June 17, organizers will celebrate the Pride Opening Ceremonies at Dunlap Codding on Film Row. The program, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will conclude with a mayoral proclamation declaring the week of June 17th “Pride Week” for the first time in Oklahoma City history. Throughout the week, organizers say they will be celebrating Pride Week […]

  • Three in custody following deadly shooting in Cache

    CACHE, Okla. – Authorities in Comanche County are investigating a deadly shooting that claimed the life of a 26-year-old man. Around 5 a.m. on Friday, deputies with the Comanche County Sheriff’s Office were called to an apartment complex in Cache following an altercation. Investigators learned the altercation involved multiple individuals, which led to a shooting. Officials say 26-year-old Nathan Morrow was shot and killed at the scene. 19-year-old Devon Julian Cannon, 20-year-old Shannon Marshawn Freeman, and 19-year-old Bre’lon Kyle Tylan […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder hoping to lift spirits of El Reno tornado victims with fun event

    EL RENO, Okla. – While many families in El Reno are still picking up the pieces after a devastating tornado last month, a local NBA team is hoping to lift a few spirits later this week. In May, an EF-3 tornado touched down in El Reno in the middle of the night, destroying a mobile home park and motel. Officials say two people were killed, and others suffered an array of injuries.  El Reno officials say more than a dozen […]

  • Two arrested after allegedly shooting at off-duty officers in Bethany

    BETHANY, Okla. – Bethany police say two people are in custody following a shooting that targeted two off-duty officers. Around 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, officials say two reserve officers with the City of Davis spotted two people acting suspiciously in the 6800 block of N.W. 25th St. in Bethany. After losing sight of the individuals, they again spotted them in the 6700 block of N.W. 25th St. and decided to identify themselves as reserve officers. At that point, officials with […]

  • McAlister’s to hire 75 employees for new Oklahoma City restaurant

    OKLAHOMA CITY – If you can’t get enough of McAlister’s iced tea, you will soon have another opportunity to visit the popular deli. Officials announced that a third McAlister’s Deli will open in Oklahoma City later this summer. The restaurant will offer a menu featuring over 100 items including sandwiches, spuds, entree salads, soups, desserts and its sweet iced tea. In addition to serving dine-in guests, McAlister’s Deli in Oklahoma City will provide online ordering for takeout and catering and […]

  • Horse owners encouraged to vaccinate against West Nile Virus

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Summer is just around the corner, and state officials are encouraging horse owners to take steps now to protect their animals. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry is encouraging horse owners to take precautions and vaccinate their animals against West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. West Nile Virus is a disease that is spread by mosquitoes, and is most commonly contracted by humans and horses. Infected horses can become anorexic, depressed and […]

  • ‘STEAM Festival’ gives kids hands-on learning opportunities

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Children across Oklahoma are invited to an event that hopes to spark their interest in science, technology, engineering, art and math. For the third year, ‘Geekapalooza: A STEAM Festival for Kids’ will feature events and hands-on activities that are designed for kids in preschool through middle school. Guests at the event can visit up to 30 booths featuring subjects like aerospace with Boeing, flight simulation with Stafford Air and Space Museum, steam punk keychains with the STEAM […]

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