'Aches, Fever, Cough': Medical Expert Discusses Oklahoma Sickness Surge
Trips to the doctor’s office are on the rise as a mysterious virus, or viruses, is spreading across the state. Some could have the flu or Covid-19, but some patients are leaving appointments without a diagnosis. It’s something being dubbed the "Oklahoma Flu." To make matters worse, this...
🚧 Traffic Advisory: I-40 Closure at US-183 in Clinton, OK for Ongoing Construction 🚧
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Oklahoma. Residents and travelers in the Clinton, Oklahoma area, please be advised that as part of the ongoing construction efforts, both eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 40 (I-40) will be closed at the intersection with US-183. This closure will be in effect from 6 p.m. Monday until 6 a.m. Tuesday, and again from 6 p.m. Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. During these times, all traffic on I-40 will be directed to exit at US-183 and then re-enter I-40. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and to expect potential delays while the construction is underway. Your patience and understanding during this time are greatly appreciated. Stay safe, and plan your travel accordingly to avoid inconvenience.
Check Out the Oklahoma Drive In That Inspired the Movie Twister
One of the biggest movies of the 90's is getting a sequel this year and maybe you could watch it on the screen that was destroyed in the original movie. The movie that made all of us panic when a tornado siren goes off will be getting a sequel on July 19th. Twisters, just like the original, was shot in parts of Oklahoma. To this day, you can still visit places from the movie throughout Oklahoma. The town of Wakita has an entire Twister Museum.
Vigils held nationwide for nonbinary Oklahoma teenager who died day after school bathroom fight
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Vigils took place across the nation for an Oklahoma teenager who died the day after a fight in a high school bathroom in which the nonbinary student said they were a target of bullying. Nex Benedict, a 16-year-old who identified as nonbinary and used they/them...
'People Have To Have A Place To Live': New Bill Aims To Find Solutions For Affordable Housing
A bill heard at the Oklahoma Capitol Monday aims to make housing more affordable. Representative Meloyde Blancett (D-Tulsa), the author of the bill, says the lack of affordable housing is holding the state back. Now, she wants an in-depth look into solutions. “If we want to move the state forward...
Oklahoma May See Snow, Record High Temps and Thunderstorms This Week
It's not even officially spring yet and Oklahoma is already having a wild mix of weather to close out February. The first official day of spring is March 19, and with spring comes unpredictable weather in Oklahoma. But even though we're technically still in winter, Oklahoma will see spring-like weather patterns this week.
The Oklahoma Town Where Literally Nothing is Illegal
Inside the Unbelievable Town Where Anything Goes: Exploring the Enigma of Oklahoma's Lawless Haven. There was an area in Oklahoma that was once called No Man's Land and today we're going to dive into why every single crime there used to be legal for about 40 years. Below is a...
Oklahoma City Steakhouse Named the Best in the State
Looking for the best steak in Oklahoma? You’ve come to the right place. Claiming a steakhouse is the best in the Sooner State is a bold statement. And it’s a statement that shouldn't be taken lightly considering the many great steakhouses you’ll find across the state. So,...
Time Traveler Predicts Largest Tornado Ever for Oklahoma in April
If you could travel through time, would you use it for personal gain? Or would you warn your fellow Oklahomans of what could be the largest tornado ever recorded?. I know it's a ridiculous premise, but it's a slow news day and this made me laugh over the weekend. A...
Explore Oklahoma’s Most Haunted Cemetery
The Sooner State certainly isn't lacking when it comes to scary ghost stories and haunted locations. However, there are places in Oklahoma that stand out as truly terrifying and this is definitely one of them. LEARN MORE ABOUT OKLAHOMA'S MOST HAUNTED CEMETERY BELOW. Jesse Creek Cemetery in Bartlesville, OK. is...
Job Opportunity in Olathe: Assistant City Engineer Position Open for Applications
Olathe, Kansas, a city 20 miles southwest of Kansas City, is hiring an Assistant City Engineer. With a population of 152,584, Olathe is a significant Midwest business, economic, and cultural hub. Its Infrastructure Department, which oversees various city services, is vital to maintaining the residents' quality of life.
2024 total solar eclipse: Where to watch it in Oklahoma and when it will happen
A once-in-a-lifetime event is coming for Oklahomans this April. For the first time in more than 100 years, areas of Oklahoma will experience a total solar eclipse. The eclipse will start in southwest Texas and move across the United States, including directly over southeast Oklahoma towns like Broken Bow, Idabel, Hugo and Antlers. ...
Oklahoma's national embarrassment continues thanks to GOP lawmaker's bigotry | Editorial
Oklahoma’s national embarrassment continues as another state Republican lawmaker’s bigoted comments have, again, put our state in an unflattering position. Lawmakers represent constituents in their districts, but some seem to have forgotten their comments and actions also are a reflection of the people of this state ― even though many do not share the same views.
Burn ban issued for parts of Oklahoma
LE FLORE COUNTY, Okla. — A burn ban has been issued for parts of Oklahoma on the morning of Feb. 26. According to the National Weather Service (NWS), "Gusty winds and low afternoon humidity values will increase grassland fire spread rates today." "No outside burning today due to high...
In Oklahoma's crowded field of new LGBTQ+ bills, here's a look at 5 drawing the most attention
The Oklahoma legislature has introduced over 50 bills targeting the LGBTQ+ community this session, sparking debate and controversy among LGBTQ+ advocates and conservatives across the state. Here are the five bills under the most scrutiny in the 2024 legislative session. House Bill 3217: 'Patriotism Not Pride Act'. Authored by Rep....
Rural Oklahoma fire coordinators worry over proposed required training
OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — Rural fire coordinators across Oklahoma are voicing concerns about possible new mandatory training requirements. According to State Representative David Smith (R) District 18, who spoke with several of the concerned rural fire coordinators, they are worried about the costs of these proposed trainings, and if they will even be able to attend them due to not being able to miss work,
Things You’ll Need in Your Oklahoma Tornado Prep Kit
With the first threat of severe weather and tornadoes sweeping down the plains this weekend, now is as good a time as any to talk about what every Oklahoman should have in their tornado and severe weather prep kit. While the list may seem like a lot, you can totally...
What's a 'red flag warning'? What's a 'fire weather watch'? Here's what to know
A "red flag warning" will be in effect Monday afternoon across the Southern High Plains into western Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Center Norman, and a "fire weather watch" is in effect for Tuesday because of persisting dry, warm air and gusty winds, with critical warnings in western Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Passes Bill to Remove State Tax on Groceries
The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed a significant bill aiming to eliminate the statewide 4.5% sales tax on groceries. This move could mark a substantial shift in the financial landscape for Oklahoma shoppers, potentially reducing the cost of essential food items.
Firefighters Battle Wildfires In NW, Central Oklahoma
As the risk of fires goes up across Oklahoma, firefighters have responded to several blazes across the state in the past week. Firefighters are battling a wildfire Monday morning near the town of Putnam in Dewey County, the county commissioner says. Dewey County Commissioner Dillon Berry said tackling the blaze...