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Stephens County diaper drive hoping to help parents in need

DUNCAN, Okla. (KSWO) - Infants need up to 12 diapers a day, which could cost parents hundreds of dollars a day, jeopardizing a family’s ability to remain economically stable. The United Way of Stephens County is addressing the issue by collecting diapers now through June 19th for parents who...
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Silver Alert Issued For Missing 80-Year-Old Man

A Silver Alert has been issued by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for a missing 80-year-old man. OHP Troopers say 80-year-old Frank Chandler was last seen around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 in Waurika Oklahoma, in Jefferson County. According to troopers, Chandler is believed to be wearing blue jeans and...
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Man arrested on child pornography charges

HASTINGS, Okla. (KSWO) - A Jefferson County man has been arrested on a felony child pornography charge. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Michale Wiggington in Hastings. Officials said they investigated Wigington after receiving multiple cybertips from an online storage platform, and found...
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Tornado warning has been canceled in Jefferson County

WEATHER SEVERE WEATHER UPDATE. ALL RIGHT, IT IS 2:30 AND A TORNADO WARNING HAS JUST BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS CELL THAT IS GOING TO BEOWN D BY COMANCHE SOUTH OF DUNCAN AND VELMA. THIS IS NOT ONLY OUR FIRST WARNING OF THE EVENING OUR FIRST TORNADO WARNING OF THE EVENING AS WELL. IT IS GOING TOE B FOR THIS SELLING YOU SEE THAT INFLOW. IT’S JUST RHTIG ON THE EAST SIDE OFRE YKA. SO THE WARNING JUST CAME OUT JUST MOMENTS AGO THAT’ GSONNA CHANGE CHANGE OVER TO A TORNADO WARNING AND IS RIGHT THERE. SO TORNADO WARNING FOR YREKA MONGVI UP TO THE NORTHEAST TOWARDS VMAEL AND AS YOU MAKE YWA TOWARDS RATLIFF CITY TATUMS AND DNOW TOWARDS CLEM SCOTT HERE. WE’RE DOING PRETTY QUICKLY UP T O THE NORTHEAST. SO AT THIS CURNTRE TRACK THIS LLWI COME INTO VELMA AT 2:58 FOX AT 3:03 TATUMS AT 3:10 WE GO INTO WOODFORD HERE AT 316 HENNEPIN 317 KATIE AT 3:20 AND THEN ELMORE CITY. 321 THERE IS YOUR INFLOW KNIVES. I DON’T ANTICIPATE THAT THESE TORNADOES THAT WE SEE THIS MORNING ARE GOING TO BE ALL THAT LONG-LASTING BUT CERTAINLY WILL BE THERE. SO WE’RE HERE TO WATCH EVERY SINGLE WARNING RIGHT NOW THIS WARNING ISET S TO EXPIRE IN 30 MINUTES. AND ONCE AGAIN THIS WARNING JUST WENT OUT JUST MOMENTS AGO. AND SO HERE WE ARE LIV OEN KOCO 5 EARLY THIS MORNING BRINGING YOU THE LATEST INFORMATION STORMS MOVING PRETTY QCKUILY UP TO THE NORTHEAST AT ABOUT 50 MILES PER HOUR MEANS THAT THE THREAT WILL NOT BE OVERHEAD FOR LONG BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE AS MUCH LEAD TIME AS YOU CAN POSSIBLY HAVE WITH THIS AND SO ONCE AGAIN TORNADO WARNING JUST ISSUED. THIS ISOT N GOING TO IMPACT OKLAHOMA CITY. THIS IS PRIMARILY GOINGO T STAY DOWN ACROSS SOUTHNER OKLAHOMA, BUT ANYWHERE FROM PAULS VALYLE DOWN TOWARDS SULFUR AND DAVIS WE’RE WATCHING THIS ONE REAL LY FOR YOU EARLY THIS MORNING WHERE YOUR AIR OVERHEAD IS STILL WARM COLD FRONT HAS NOT MADE ITS WAY THROUGH. IF YOU’RE WATCHING IN THE METRO THE THE FRONT MOVE THROUGH A LONG TIME AGO, WE’VE HAD A LOT OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERHEAD, BUT THOSE ARE NOT TORNADIC AGAIN RIGHT NOW. WE DO HAVE A TORNADO WARNING. THIS IS GOING TOE B FOR JUST NORTHEAST OF YREKA ONCE AGAIN MOVING UP TO THE NORTHEAST AND THIS WILL CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY UP TOWARDS THE NORTHEAST FAIRLY QUICKLY AGAIN A SPEED OF OUABT 50 MILES PER HOUR BUT LOOKING DOWNSTREAM AT THIS CURRENT PATH RIGHT NOW ANYWHEER FROM SAY RATLIFF CITY AS YOU MAKE YOUR WAY UP TOWARDS AROUND KATY, YOU’RE GONNA BE IN THE AREA OF AT LEAST AREA OF CONCERN, ESPECIAYLL WE GO DOWNSTREAM. LET’S CCKHE IN WITH NICK SMITH, NICK. YOU’REHE T ST ON THE STORM OUR FIRST TORDONA WARNING OF THE EVENING OR THE MORNING. I KNOW IT IS DARK, BUT NICK, HOW’S THE SKY LOOKING IN FRONT OF YOU? YEAH, DAM,ON WE ARE JUST NOW DROPPING TO THE SOUTH OUT OF FOSTER. WE’RE GONNA TRY TO CATCH UP WITH THE SRMTO ONCE IT GETS TOUO R REAL ESTEAT REAL ESTATE AND WE’RE WE’VE DEFINITELY SEEN JUST LIKE BK OKAY, NICK. WE’R’ YOU’RE KIND OF COMING JUST YOU’RE KIND OF COMING IN AND OUT. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU’RE KIND OF IN SOME RURAL REAL PART OF OKLAHOMA THERE. SO I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. WELL, WE’LL CCKHE BACK IN WITH YOU IN JUST A MOMENT A MOMENT. WE DO HAVE A NORTH WIND UP UNTIL AROUND PAUL’S VALLEY. SO IF THE STORM KEEPS MOVING UP TO THE NORTHEAST THAT MAKES ITS WAY UP TOWARDS PAUL’S VALLEY. IT’S GETTINGCOUNTER AT LEAST WINS THAT ARE FAVORABLE FOR THIS THREAT TO LAST ALL THAT LONG. SO WE’R’ GONNA WATCH IT REALLY REALLY LY BUT UP UNTIL AT LEAST IT MAKES ITS WAY TOWARDS I-35 AND ESPECIALLY DOWN BY WIIENN WOOD SULFUR AND DAVIS WHERE YOU STILL HAVE A SOUTHERLY WI FNOR JUST A LITTLE WHILE LONGER YOUR RISK IS STILL GNGOI TO BE THERE. SO, THIS IS A TORNADO WARNGNI WARNING JUST ISSUED JUST MOMENTS AGO. IT STARTED OUT AS A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING AND THEN QUICYKL WAS TRIGGERED INTO A TORNADO WARNING RHTIG NOW AS FAR AS THE OTHER HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS 60 MEIL AN HOUR WINDS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. WITH THIS CELL JONATHAN HERE RUNNING THE RADAR LOOKING AT OUR ROTATION TRACKER. YOU CAN SEE A COUPLE AREAS JONATHAN OF AT LEAST ROTATION IS VELOCITY REALLY KIND OF HELPS AT LEAST PICK UP THAT ROTATION QUITE CLEARLY. TBU YEAH JONATHAN FIRST TORNADO WARNING OF THE MORNING. WHAT DO YOU SEE FROM THE RADAR FOR THE RADAR DESK? IT LOOKS PRETTY SIGNIFICANT DAMON. IT’AS SPECIFIC STORM THERE’S A STRONG UPDRAFT BESIDES THE TORNADWRO IST. THERE’S GOING TO BE PROBABLY HAIL UP TO ABOUT GOLF BALL SIZE AND THAT AREA RATOTION IS GOING TO JUST BE ABOUT ONE TWO, THREE FOUR MILES NORTHEAST OF WAURIKA. SO WAURIKA, I THINK YOU ARE. YOU’RE VERY TO THE CIRCULATION ON THE BACK SIDE OF IT. YOU COULD HEAV SOME VERY STRONG DAMAGING WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE THE DOWNDRAFT OF THE STORM. BUT THE AREA ROTATION AGAIN BETWEEN I THINK IT’S ABOUTWO T MILES EAST OF 81 BETWEEN WAURIKA AND ADDINGTON, BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE MOVING VERY QUICKLY. IT’ MSOVING THE PROBLEM WITH THESE STORMS IS THAT THEY’RE MOVING ABOUT 45-50 MILES AN HOUR. NOW THIS STORM I THINK DAMON IS EITHER RIGHT AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT OR IT’S LATCHED ON THE COLD FRONT. AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? AS LGON AS THESE STORMS ARE ON THAT BOUNDARY OR AHEAD OF THAT BOUNDARY? THEY HAVE A CHANCE OF PRODUCING A TORDONA AND THIS IS WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT REAL EARLY. WHAT WOULD THAT BEEN WEDNESDAY MO RNING THE AREA BETWEEN ABOUT I-44 AND I-35 AT THIS TIME WOULD HAVE THE INGREDIENTS AS LONG AS THEY STAYED AHEAD OF THAT BOUNDARY TTHA A PRETTY SET TORNADO RISK. AND AGAIN, THIS IS GNGOI TO BE MOVING TOWARDS LOCO ALMA VMAEL KATY AND EVENTUALLY CROSSING 35I- AS A MORNING PROGRESSES AND THE STORM GETS A LITTLE BIT TALLER, WHICH THE UPDRAFT IS GETTING A LITTLE BIT TALLER. IT’LL GET CAUGHT UP IN THE JET STREAM WINDS AND MOVE A LOT FASTER. SO I WOULD ANTICIPATEF I THE STORM STAYS MATURE THAT POTENTIALLY STORM SPEEDS WOULD INCREASE AND THAT WOULD GIVE PEOPLE A LITTLE BIT LESS LEAD TIME. OBVIOUSLY. WE’RE HERE ON AIR BRINGING IN THE FIRST WORD, BUT DEFINITELY A WELL-DEFINED STORM WL,EL END UP DRAFT AND A PRETTY PRETTY DECENT COUPLET ON A SCALE LIKE ONE TO FIVE WHAT I’VE SEEN FOR THESE KIND OF STORMS. IT’S NOT PEGGED OUT OF FIVE. IT’S MAYBE AROUND A THREE AND A HALF TO FOUR. YEAH, AND I THINK YOU MAKE A REALLY GDOO A POINT THERE, ESPECIALLY WITH THE DISTANCE THAT WE AREUT B JUST LOOKING AHEADF O THIS ESPECIALLY JUST EAST OF WAURIKA WHERE THE WINDS ARE STILL OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST AND WE’R’ LOOKING IN TOWARDS AROUND ARDMORE AND AS YOU GO UP TOWARDS AROUND PL’A’S VALLEY SULFUR YOU STILL HAVE A SOUTHEASTERLY WIN NOW AS YOU GO JUST NORTH UP TOWARDS ARODUN WASHINGTON AND BUYERS THE WINDS HAVE JUST SHIFTED TO THE SOUTH TH AT WIND DIRECTION, EXCUSE ME IS GOING TO BE SO IMPORTANT SO IF WE CAN SHIFT THE WINDS RIGHT HERE FROM THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH THAT WILL HELP TO LOWER THE RISK, BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW WE PLAY WITH THE CARDS THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US. AND SO WE STILL HAVE A SOUTHEASTERLY WIND RIGHT HERE. SO AT LSTEA THE ENVIRONMENT WILL REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR THIS STORM TO AT LEAST PRODUCE INTERMITTENT CIRCULATIONS ALONG THE LINE HERE AS IT APPROACHES I5-3 ONCE AGAIN A TORNADO WARNING FOR THIS IS GOING TO BE DOWN IN JEFFERSON. COUNTY DNOW IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA. LET’S CHECKN I WITH MICHAEL ARMSTRONG MICHAEL OTHER STORMS OUT THERE. GIVE US AN UPDATE MICHAEL WITH WHAT YOU’RE SEEING. WELL, YEAH THIS WHOLE AREA DAMON THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW ANYTIME YOU HREA US SAY THE WARM SECTOR WHAT THAT MEANSS I THAT YOU HAVE A SOUTH WIND AND THAT MEANS YOU KNOW TEMPERATURES ARE STILL IN THE 60S THAT PAUL’S VALLEY AND I KNOW THAT SEEMS CRAZY NOW THAT WE’ GVEOT, YOU KNOW SLEET AND SNOW IN THE NORTHWESTERN PTAR OF THE STATE TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE0S 2 AND LOW 30S, BUT IT’S STILL LIKE SPRINGTIME DOWN HERE IN SOUTHERN, OKLAHOMA, SO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SCENARIO THE FURTHER SOUTH THAT YOU MOVE. ANY OF THESE STRONG STORMS WHERE YOU SEE T LHEIGHTNING FROM BRAY DOWNO T NEAR JUST TO THE EAST OF COMANCHE ANYWHERE THAT’S GETTING THAT INFLOW THAT WIND THAT’S COMING OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST, ESPECIALLY WHEN WEET G WHAT WE CALL BACKING WINDS IN OTHER WORDS THE WIND STARTS TO COME AROUND FROM THE SOUTH TO THE SOUTHEASTERN THE EAST THAT IS A VERY FAVORABLE WIND TO PULL IN WARM MOIST AIR RIGHT INTO THE STORM AND CAUSE IT TO SPEND DOWN NEAR THE GROUND POTENTIALLY. SO YOU HAVE THIS A WARNING I WOULD SAY AREAS UP NEAR LOCO FOX TATUMS AND EVENTUALLY ON UP TOWARD DAVIS AND WINNIE WOODF I THIS THING HOLDS TOGETHER HENNEPIN ON UP TOWARD WINNING WOOD JOY DAVIS PERHAPS EVEN PAUL’S VALLEY REALLY NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE WITH THIS STORM. YOU CAN STILL SEE A LOT OF HEAVY RAIN COMING IN ON MY 360 CAMERA HERE AS WE’RE MAKING OUR WAY THROUGH MAYSVILLE DOWN TOWARD PAULS VALLEY. THEY WERE PUTTING OURSELVES OUT IN A POSITION TO BE ABLE TO PRACTICE STORM IS APPROACHES I-35. I KNOW NKIC IS DOWN ALSO THERE THEY’RE NEAR PERLLNE R TO THE STORM. BUT TTHA THAT IS A VERY POOR CELL AREA. SO I KWNO WE’LL BE CHECKING HIM CHECKING IN WITH HIM AS WE CAN. BUT WE’RE GOING TO BE OVER ALONG R TO I-35. SO I’M HOPING THAT OUR SIGNAL WILL STAY A LITTLE BIT BETTER. YOU GUYS CAN BE ABLE TO BE CHECKING IN WITH US ANYTIME YOU WANT TO BUT YEAH, THIS WHOLE LINE OF STORMS WILL HAVE TO BE MONITORED. WE JTUS HAVE THE ONE TORNADO WARNING RIGHT NOW. BUT ANY OF THESE STORMSOU CLD DEVELOP A CIRCULATION OUT HEER IN THE WARM SECTOR. YEAH, AND RIGHT NOW TEMPERATURES IN YREKA ARE IN THE 40S, BUT YOU GO JUST ABOUT FIVE MILES EAST OF YREKA AND YOUR TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE 60S AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE SEEING. U YOCAN SEE ALL OF THESE INFLECTION POINTS RIGHT ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THIS LINE AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE TO THE EAST IF THIS WERE TO MOVE NORTH IT WOULD MOVE INTO A COLDER ENVIRONMENTND A THAT WOULD PRETTY MUCH KPEE THE RISK FOR TORNADOES RATHER LOW, TBU BECAUSE THISS I MOVING TO THE EAST ANDHE T AIR THIS IS YOUR WARM SECTOR WARM SECTOR YOUR UNSTLEAB SECTOR AS WELL. THIS THREAD IS GOING TO CONTINUE. SO WHAT WE’RE HOPING WE CAN SEE FROM ELMORE CITY TO PAULS VALLEY OVER THE NTEX FEW MINUTES. LET’S HOPEFULLY A NORTH WIND BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW THE AIR MASS IS STILL QUITE MILDND A THE WINDS ARE STILL OUT OF ETH SOUTHEAST FROM PAUL’S VALYLE DOWN TOWARDS TURNER FALLS SULFUR AND DAVIS THAT AT LEAST THIS RISK IS GOING TO CONTINUE THESE STORMS ARE VERY QUICKLY RIGHT NOW AT ABOUT 40 TO 50 MILES PER HOUR. SO THE RISK IS GOING TO MOVE IN QUICKLY. IT’S ALSO GOING TO EXIT QUILYCK AS WELL. BUT THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE EARLY ISTH MORNING TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT OFF GUARD BUT AS OF RHTIG NOW THIS TORNADO WARNING CONTINUES UP UNTIL 3 AM AND ALL THE COUNTIES HERE ALL THE CIESTI HERE NEED TO BE AT LEAST PREPARED TOO G INTO YOUR TORNADO SHELTER RATLIFF CITY THAT THREAT COMES IN FOR YOU THAT 305 YOU HAVE 25 MINUTES FROM NOW RATLIFF CITY BEFORE ISTH. CIRCULATION WILL BE RIGHT OVERHEAD. LET’S CHECK IN WITH NICK SMITH RI GHT NOW, NICK SMITH. GIVE US AN UPDATE ON WHAT YOU’RE SEEING. DAMON WE ARE ACTUALLY APPROACHING THE RELIC CITY AREA. SO WE ARE CURRENTLY JUST TO THE NORTH OF IT. WE’RE COMING IN FROM THE NORTH AND WE’RE GONNA ACTUALLY GO BACK TO THE EAST AND WE’L’ SIT TO TATUMS WHEN AND AS THE STORM COMES IN. WE I AM WATCHING BACK OFF TO THE SOUTHWEST. WE ARE SEEING FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND I CAN’T MEAK OUT ANY STRUCTURE OR BASE OF THE STORM STILL A LTLITE BIT TOO FAR AWAY, BUT YOU KNOW, WE ARE DEFINITELY WHEN WE FOSTER AND PERNELL. WHERE THE WHERE WE WENT FROM 40 DEGREESND A NOW WE’RE UP TO 60 OR 61 DEGREES NOW DAMON SO WE HAD BEEN IN THE 30S AND WE I MEAN JUST LIKE THAT. WE’RE BACK ON THE OERTH SIDOFE IT. SO, YOU KNOW, IT’S IT’S,OU Y KNOW, IT MIGHT BE SPLIT HAIRS. BUT I MEAN YOU DEFINITELY IF YOU’RE ON THE NORTH SIDE, YOU’RE GONNA FEEL AOT L BETTER ABOUT THE STORM IF YOU’RE JUST TO THE NORTH OF THAT THAT LDCO FRONT BACK TO YOU. YEAH THAT THAT CHANGE OVER THERE NICK FROM WHERE YOU’RE IN THE CO ALDIR TO WHEN YOU GET INTO THAT WARM AIR. IT’S PRETTY IT’S PRETTY INTENSE AND LOT OF TIMES WHEN YOU DRIVE THROUGH THESE TYPE OF SEPARATE AIR MASSES. YOU’LL KNOW THE SECOND YOU HIT THE WARM AIR BECAUSE ALL OF A SUDDEN YOUR WINDSHIELD WILL JUST FOG UP JUST LIKE THAT. SO RIGHT NOW THAT AREA OF CIRCULATION KIND OF GIVE YOU AN UNDERSTANDING. WHERE WE ARE? HERE’’ LOCO. SO HERE’S VELMA AND THEN YREK IS GOINGO T BE DOWN HERE. SO RIGHT NOW WE’RE OVER SOME RURAL PARTS OF THE COUNTY, BUT THIS IS STILL SOMEONE’S LAND. AND SO THIS IS ALL MOVING UPO T THE NORTHEAST. SO HERE’S ALL ALMA RATLIFF CITY PRUETT CITY FOX TATUMS. I KNOW TECHNICALLY YOU WERE NOT IN THE ANY WNIARNG YET RIGHT NOW,UT B IF THE WARNING IS EXTENDED WITH A STORM MOVING AT 50 MILES PER HOUR THESE STORMS WILL BE MOVING IN HERE PRETTY QUICKLY. SO KAT, MORE CITY DOWN TOWARDS HENNEPIN. LOOK WE’RE GONNA STAY ON HERE UNTIL THIS THREAT IS OVER AND ETH WARNING IS NO LONGER AN EFFECT. BUT ASF O RIGHT NOW THIS WARNING WARNING CONTINUES FOR ANOTHER 19 MINUTES. THEY DROP THE TORNADO WARNING. OKAY, SO THEY JUST DROPPED IT JONATHAN. WHAT ARE THEY? CAN YOU READ AT LEAST WHAT THEY’RE SAYING OR WELL, YES, SO THEY SO TSHI IS RADAR INDICATED AND THE CIRCULATION HAS DECREASED AND SO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FELT CFIONDENT AT THIS TIME TO DROP THE TORNADO WARNING. HE SAW THE UPDATE ON OUR LIVE RADAR THERE THAT LITTLE BLUE CIRCLES WHERE I HAD THE CIRCULATION WHEN IT COMES TO THE STORM. I THINK, YOU KW,NO OBVIOUSLY THIS PROBABLY ISN’T A FULL-BLOWN SUPERCELL. THIS IS GOING TO BE ONE OF THOSE HYBRID TORNADO SITUATIONS. WHERE YOU SEE, YOU KNOW, THAT’S A BIG LINE. WE’RE GONNA HAVE THESE LITTLE EDDIES YOU GOT TO FIND WHERE THE LITTLE HICCUP IS WHERE WE HEAV A LITTLE KINK AND VELOCITY AND WHERE THERE COULD BE A QUICK SPIN-UP OR THE TECHNICAL TERM QUASI-LIARNE CONVECTIVE SYSTEM QLCS TORNADO, BUT THOSE CAN STILL ON, YOU KNOW, ENVE THOUGH THEY’RE SHORT-LIVED THEY CAN BE SIGNIFICANT. BUT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE THEY SAID HEY, WE’RE GOING TO DROP THE WARNING WE’RE GONNA LEAVE THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING BUT DAMON, I THINK WHAT WE’LL PROBABLY SEE THIS MORNING ISHE T TEMPO SO IT THESE ARE GOING TO BE SHORT FUSEDF I WE HAVE ANOTHER TORNADO WARNING THEY’RE GOING TO BE SHORT FUSED REAL QUICK. BOOM. TORNADO WARNING WILL BE TRACKING IT FOR LIKE 10 MINUTES. OKAY. THE CIRCULATION IS GONE HOW MANY TIMES HEAV WE DONE THAT WITH THE NOCTURNAL LINE OF STORMS? AND WE SEE YOU KNOW, THAT’S KIND OF THE SUPET NO, IT PROBABLY WON’T AND PROBABLY JUST LOOKING DOWNSTREAM ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA. THIS COULD BE SOMETHING TO WATCH. SO, OKAY. SO THE WARNING HAS BEEN DROPPED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR QUARTER SIZE HAIL 60 MILES PER HOUR. WE’LL WATCH I.
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100: Hensley celebrates milestone

Oklahoma had only been a state for 14 years when Josephine Ruth Hensley was born Jan. 13, 1922 in Jefferson County. Warren G. Harding was president and the country was enjoying the prosperity of the Roaring 20’s. Last week, she welcomed well-wishers to her 100th birthday celebration at her...
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UPDATE: Fire contained in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - UPDATE 5:16 P.M. - The fire in Jefferson County is now under control. Waurika Fire Department said the fire started from an electrical line and ended up burning between 400 and 500 acres. Crews from several departments responded. The original story can be found below.
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Burn ban in effect for Jefferson County

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - Jefferson County announced on Wednesday that a burn ban will be in place for the next week. Jefferson’s Board of County Commissioners stated that due to extreme fire danger, no one will be allowed to set build campfires or bonfires, burn trash, or engage in other flame-adjacent activities in the county beginning on Dec. 8.
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Man arrested, charged with child sexual abuse in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - A man has been charged with child sexual abuse in Jefferson County. Jamyson Powers is accused of groping a then-12-year-old on three occasions in June 2020. According to court documents, the victim said at one point while at a lake, Powers pulled her under water...
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Man critically injured in motorcycle wreck in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - A man is in the hospital in critical condition after a motorcycle wreck in Jefferson County on Saturday afternoon. It happened around 3:30 p.m. near Ryan on Highway 32. According to a report from Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the man’s bike departed the roadway around a...