Choctaw mother in custody after holding 11-year-old daughter hostage
A metro mother is now in custody after a standoff with law enforcement as she held her 11-year-old daughter hostage inside her home.
2013 Tornado Anniversary Dates
There were two important tornadoes for which today is the tenth anniversary. The National Weather Service in Norman has a comprehensive write-up here. This was the largest tornado in recorded history and, per Doppler radar wind measurements, one of the strongest. Between the tornado and flooding, 21 people died. St....
Cleveland Co. deputies investigate after fireworks damage mailbox
The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a mailbox was damaged by fireworks in Noble.
Choctaw Nation celebrates and honors its elders
DURANT, Oklahoma (KTEN) — It was a celebration of elders for the Choctaw Nation. More than 1,000 people — most of them Choctaw elders — attended. "Traditionally, the Choctaw Nation people hold our elders in the highest regard," said Kayla Williams, the nation's Director of Patient Relations and Senior Nutrition. "This event is just one of the many ways that Choctaw Nation strives to carry on that tradition, and show our respect and gratitude to the elders for their guidance and wisdom."
Tornado Records Fall During May
Central Oklahoma has often been characterized as a haven for tornadoes, with some of that perception based in reality—and myth. There has been nothing mythical about that reputation in 2023, however. At least 11 tornadoes touched down in central Oklahoma on May 11, adding to persistent tornadic activity in that region during the previous 4 months of the year. Through just 5 months, the central Oklahoma counties of Cleveland and McClain broke their records for number of tornadoes in a calendar year with preliminary totals of 13 and 11, respectively. The previous record for Cleveland County was 7 in 2010, as well as for McClain County in 2011. The record calendar year total for any county remains 16 for Kingfisher County back in 1999, which all occurred during the infamous May 3 tornado outbreak. Additionally, the 28 tornadoes combined through May in Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties smashed their previous record of 11, set in 2010 and 2015. Eight of those tornadoes were rated EF2 or higher. Another twister touched down in Kay County on May 12 for a preliminary total of 12 for the month, bringing the 2023 total up to 50 through May. Oklahoma averages 57.3 tornadoes in a calendar year, based off of data from 1950 through 2022.
Disaster Recovery Centers changing hours of operation
FEMA and the State of Oklahoma Disaster Recovery Centers in Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties will begin new hours of operation on Thursday, June 1.
Former champ George Kambosos eyes return to lightweight belt with Maxi Hughes title eliminator
George Kambosos is ready to show he's taken his game to another level and set up more big fights when he takes on Maxi Hughes in Shawnee, Oklahoma on July 22.
Norman celebrates completed juvenile center upgrades with ribbon cutting
NORMAN (KOKH) - Officials celebrated the completion of Phase I of a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Alan J. Couch Juvenile Detention Center with a ribbon cutting in Norman on Wednesday. Funded by public safety sales tax money approved by county voters, Phase I of the project adds two mental health...
The top 10 places people in Canadian County are looking to buy homes
Stacker compiled statistics about where people in Canadian County are looking to buy homes using cross-market demand and monthly inventory data from Realtor.com.
OBU Honors Nursing Graduates During Pinning Ceremony May 19
Oklahoma Baptist University honored its class of graduating nurses during the School of Nursing’s Pinning and Lamp Lighting Ceremony held Friday, May 19. The ceremony was held at Immanuel Baptist Church in Shawnee. Dr. Stephanie Parker, chair of the OBU School of Nursing, welcomed the graduates and guests to...
Memorial Built At Cleveland County Jail Honors Former Inmates, Staff In Military
Oklahomans took part in veteran celebrations, including inmates at the Lexington correctional center in Cleveland County. They built a memorial to honor former inmates and DOC staff that served in the military. The project started a few years ago with just a flagpole. Thanks to some donated materials, inmates are...
Oklahoma inmates work to build veterans memorial inside prison
LEXINGTON, Okla. — A group of veterans at the Lexington Correctional Center are working hard to create a lasting memorial for those who served and sacrificed. Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here. A veterans' memorial wall is being built inside the facility, and it helps...
Shawnee VA finds new ways to care for veterans after tornado destroyed facility
SHAWNEE, Okla. — After a tornado destroyed the Shawnee VA Clinic, employees have been operating out of a mobile unit for the past month. Now, they received an additional unit that is larger and has more amenities to help care for veterans. "This one is adding a small waiting...
Record-Breaking Win Sends OU Softball To Women's College World Series
The Oklahoma softball team now owns the all-time Division I record for consecutive victories with 48 straight. And, fortunately for the Sooners, they're still counting. The streak's toughest triumph no doubt was the one that set the record as top-ranked OU outlasted No. 16-seeded Clemson 8-7 in nine innings in the Norman Super Regional.
Oklahoma softball: Sooners outlast Clemson, advance to 7th straight WCWS
No. 1-seeded Oklahoma literally seized victory from the jaws of defeat, scoring three runs with two out in the seventh inning to tie the game against Clemson before winning it in the ninth on a home run by Tiare Jenning, giving the Sooners an 8-7 series-clinching victory in the Norman Super Regional on Saturday.
Police investigating missing man’s death as homicide
Authorities say the case of a missing man who was later found dead is being investigated as a homicide.
SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Oklahoma Private Nonprofit Organizations
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to certain private nonprofit organizations in Oklahoma following President Biden’s federal disaster declaration for Public Assistance as a result of severe storms, straight-line winds and tornadoes that occurred April 19 - 20 announced Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Private nonprofits that provide essential services of a governmental nature are eligible for assistance.
Metro couple facing nearly 60 cockfighting related charges
A Oklahoma couple has been placed under arrest after police say they were involved in cockfighting.
Still standing: The legacy and history of an Oklahoma Rosenwald school
Oklahoma history and the history of Black Americans has been inextricably linked by a number of events throughout time, from the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre to the start of the sit-in movement by civil rights icon Clara Luper. In fact, at one point the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. even visited Oklahoma City, applying for a preaching job at Calvary Baptist Church in Deep Deuce. And in a small rural town about an hour southeast of Oklahoma...
Sheriff’s deputies investigate after shooting in rural Pottawatomie County
POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Okla. — Sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a shooting in rural Pottawatomie County. The sheriff’s office said it happened on Hardesty Road. A bullet came very close to the family inside the house. "The bullet went through their front door, and bounced off of something,"...
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