Local News

7:55 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Headlines: Parole Board Resignation, Gun Bills & Budget Cuts

Headlines for Wednesday, May 13, 2015:

  • The leader of the Pardon and Parole Board resigns after less than a month. (Journal Record)
  • Gun rights advocates are urging lawmakers to override a governor’s veto. (NewsOK)

  • Governor Fallin signs a bill aiming to tighten security at schools-- by allowing more guns on school grounds. (NewsOK)

Read more
7:48 am
Tue May 12, 2015

Headlines: Gun Bill Veto, Storm Aftermath & Edmond Islamic Center

Headlines for Tuesday, May 12, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin vetoes a bill to strengthen gun laws. (NewsOK)

  • House Speaker files bill to finish off the Native American Cultural Center. (Journal Record)

  • State House members hear a bill to create a tax amnesty to help with the budget shortfall. (Tulsa World)

Read more
8:15 am
Mon May 11, 2015

Headlines: Drilling, Capitol Repairs & Climate Change Flooding

Headlines for Monday, May 11, 2015:

  • Corporation Commission taking a close look at drilling permits in northern Oklahoma. (Journal Record)
  • A group asking for a moratorium on injection wells is coming to the Capitol today. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma energy companies are still drilling in spite of low oil prices. (NewsOK)
Read more
The Two-Way
9:10 am
Sun May 10, 2015

Tornadoes Hit Texas As Tropical Storm Ana Makes Landfall In S.C.

A photo from Thursday shows Dillan Taylor salvaging items from her destroyed recreational vehicle in Oklahoma City following a tornado there. More tornadoes hit the Plains states over the weekend.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Originally published on Sun May 10, 2015 2:50 pm

A series of tornadoes in North Texas over the weekend have left at least one person dead and others missing. Meanwhile, in South Carolina, a weakening Tropical Storm Ana made landfall early this morning near Myrtle Beach, S.C.

One of the tornadoes that hit Saturday destroyed homes in a rural area south of Cisco, a town about 100 miles west of Fort Worth, Eastland County, Judge Rex Fields was quoted by The Associated Press as saying.

Read more
8:37 am
Fri May 8, 2015

Headlines: Severe Weather, Blue Bell & Teacher Pay Raise

Headlines for Friday, May 8, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin declares a disaster emergency for 12 counties after Wednesday night’s storms. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahomans cleaning up from the storm need to be wary of scams. (KOCO)

  • Delta Airlines is investigating why passengers were left stranded while crews sought shelter from storms. (NewsOK)

Read more
9:14 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Headlines: Tulsa Sheriff Petition, Pro-Gun Bills & Kyle Dillingham

Headlines for Thursday, May 7, 2015:

  • Oklahoma gets pounded by storms. (NewsOK)
  • A petition is asking for a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff’s office. (Tulsa World)

  • A bill heading to the Governor prevents businesses from banning guns at some events. (NewsOK)

Read more
Red Cross Shelters
7:23 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Red Cross Shelters

Red Cross has set up shelters to help Oklahomans affected by Wednesday night's storms.

  • Heritage Family Baptist Church
    600 N. Mustang Road in Tuttle
  • Santa Maria Virgen Episcopal Church
    5500 N. Western Avenue

You can help with donations at RedCross.org or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or test REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10.

Road Closings
7:12 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Statewide Road Closings

Road Closings from ODOT:

Oklahoma City Metro Area

  • Interstates and highways are open, however drivers should expect congestion and delays in the Oklahoma City metro area today as emergency response and cleanup continues. 

Alfalfa County

  • US-64 is closed between the south SH-8 junction and the south SH-58 junction west of Jet due to high water.                                                          

Grady County 

Read more
6:56 am
Thu May 7, 2015

School Closings

School Closings and delays via KFOR.com

All Saints Catholic School

Closed Today

Amber-Pocasset Public Schools

Closed/Activities Canceled Today

Bridge Creek Public Schools

Closed/Activities Canceled Today

Go Church-Norman

Open at 8:30 AM Today

Moore-Norman Tech

Open at 12:00 PM Today

Mount Saint Mary High School

Closed/Activities Canceled Today

Read more
The Two-Way
6:42 am
Thu May 7, 2015

Tornadoes Rake Oklahoma, Destroying Homes And Injuring 12

The driver of a truck that crashed during severe weather on Interstate 35 gestures to his rescuers after being cut from the truck in Moore, Okla., on Wednesday.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Originally published on Thu May 7, 2015 11:40 am

More than a dozen tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma on Wednesday, destroying homes and injuring 12 people.

The Oklahoman reports that the damage is widespread and that the thunderstorms that spawned the twisters also brought lots of rain that could lead to record flooding.

The paper reports:

Read more