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Oklahoma Girl Found At Home With Deceased Mother

Authorities found a four-year-old girl sitting on her front porch in Pontotoc County and living in the home with her mother, who had died several days ago. Investigators initially believe there was no foul play in the death of Alexandra Paul, but drugs may have played a role in the woman’s death. Lighthorse Police Officers contacted Indian Child Welfare to start working on providing services for the girl.
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Parents in Oklahoma town startled by message from school district after inmate escape

CRESCENT, Okla. — Parents in an Oklahoma town got a startling message from their school district after an inmate escaped from prison in Arkansas. KOCO 5 was told the inmate didn’t do it on his own. One of the women who helped the inmate escape has ties to Crescent and while the search goes on, some parents are keeping their children home from school.

A significant rainfall event possible for Oklahoma Sunday into Monday!

Hope everyone is enjoying this cooler weather. Now lets get some rain!! Scattered t’storms possible Friday and Saturday in NW jet stream flow. However, the bigger system is along the west coast Thursday morning and moving into Oklahoma late Saturday night, Sunday into Monday morning with widespread rainfall/storms possible along the track. Here’s a look at the latest rainfall accumulation forecast. It still looks like the heaviest rain falls across southern OK but even central and northern OK has a good chance for significant rainfall. Still a few days out so it all depends on the exact track of the upper disturbance and also how much tropical moisture gets into the storm system. Watching.

Explore Oklahoma’s Forgotten Underwater Ghost Town

Just about every time Southwest Oklahoma enters a deep drought, there's a lake north of Altus that gets so low you can explore the remnants of an old ghost town that normally lies beneath the water line. The story is a little odd, but these are the facts. As the...

UPDATE: Caddo County fire burns over 4,700 acres

CADDO COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County Emergency Management released new information on the fire which broke out in Caddo County near the Comanche County line on Monday. Officials said the fire burned around 4,700 acres. Thankfully nobody was injured and there’s no known damage to structures. Around 235...

Texas, Oklahoma could go from drought to deluge in a week’s time

It’s been a summer full of extreme heat and prolonged drought in Texas and much of Oklahoma, but a needed change in the weather pattern is on the way as temperatures are forecast to throttle back this week. While there is some good news that rain is forecast for parts of the region, too much rain is likely to cause flooding in some areas, AccuWeather meteorologists caution.
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Oklahoma Top Five State In Acres Burned By Wildfires

The National Interagency Fire Center says more than 305,000 acres have burned in Oklahoma so far this year. Alaska is in the top spot with more than 3-million acres burned, and in all, nearly 6-million acres have burned in wildfires across the U-S this year.
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Off-Duty Nurse Saves an Oklahoma Woman

Shyanne Brandon went above and beyond the call of duty when she saved a local woman’s life. Brandon, a nurse at INTEGRIS Health Miami Hospital, witnessed a near-drowning incident on July 11 while she was off-duty. She promptly began administering medical aid until emergency medical services arrived on the scene.

Amazing Oklahomans: Dr. Blake O'Brien

Our Amazing Oklahoman Wednesday is someone who overcame all odds to help others. Blake O'Brien was inspired to be a doctor after a life changing surgery to remove a brain tumor. He hopes to make his patients feel as understood as his doctors made him feel on their road to...

'Shake, shiver, shovel'? Farmers' Almanac makes winter predictions for Oklahoma, rest of US

While Oklahomans won't soon be pulling parkas out of closets, the transition from being as hot as an oven to as cold as a freezer might happen sooner than we think. If this year's predictions from the Farmers' Almanac are any indication, people living across parts of Oklahoma could see snow outside their windows before they thaw their turkeys for a traditional holiday meal.
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I-40 Eastbound Lanes Near Sooner Road Reopen Following Crash

The eastbound lanes of I-40 near Sooner Road have reopened after an accident in a construction zone Wednesday morning. The accident resulted in the entire section being shut down. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation said they were detouring drivers to Interstate 240 eastbound and back onto Interstate 40.

Why $17.7 Million In Relief Money For Oklahoma Students Remains Unspent

This story was produced in partnership with the Oklahoma nonprofit newsroom The Frontier. Nearly $18 million in federal coronavirus relief dollars for education has been in Gov. Kevin Stitt’s hands since January 2021 but has yet to be spent to help Oklahoma students recover from the pandemic. An effort...

Oklahoma troopers getting big pay hike

(KTEN) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has announced a big pay hike for Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers. "I promised that we would provide law enforcement officers with competitive pay, and we got that one done," the Republican governor said on Tuesday. "Troopers of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are getting a 30 percent pay increase."