This property condemned: Tulsa twister knocks out 10 businesses

Aug 8, 2017

This property condemned: Tulsa twister knocks out 10 businesses

Ten businesses in a shopping district of Tulsa were so badly damaged by a tornado that they have been condemned, including TGI Fridays and Whataburger restaurants where several people were injured, city officials said Monday. Notices were posted by city inspectors prohibiting 10 commercial structures ...

Trump seen tapping fossil fuel ally Scott Pruitt to head EPA

/ Dec 8, 2016

Trump seen tapping fossil fuel ally Scott Pruitt to head EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, transition officials told U.S. media Wednesday, drawing loud criticism from Democrats who warn the fossil fuel ally is a climate change denier. The Republican Pruitt has spent much of ...

Nov 7, 2016

Magnitude-5.0 earthquake rocks central Oklahoma

A magnitude-5.0 earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows, triggering fears the temblor may have damaged key infrastructure and rendered century-old buildings unsafe in the latest Oklahoma town rattled by increasingly strong quakes. Cushing Assistant ...

Oklahoman wanted in killings allegedly has a hit list

/ Oct 27, 2016

Oklahoman wanted in killings allegedly has a hit list

An Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings, likely intends to attack several people linked to a sexual assault case against him, authorities said Wednesday. Michael Dale Vance Jr. is wanted on multiple ...

Sep 4, 2016

Earthquake shakes swath of Midwest from Nebraska to Texas

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Illinois to the southwest part of Texas on Saturday, bringing fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field wastewater deep underground. The United States Geological Survey said ...

Oklahoma lawmakers make it a felony to perform abortions

/ May 20, 2016

Oklahoma lawmakers make it a felony to perform abortions

Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. The ...

Next stop Tulsa as Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona before dawn

May 13, 2016

Next stop Tulsa as Solar Impulse 2 leaves Arizona before dawn

An experimental airplane powered solely by energy from the sun stored in batteries took off from Arizona early on Thursday on the 11th leg of a historic bid by its pilots and developers to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel. The single-seat ...

May 12, 2016

Solar Impulse 2 set to soar from Arizona to Oklahoma

A solar-powered airplane that landed in Arizona last week after a daylong flight from California is headed to Oklahoma next on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey, project officials announced Wednesday. The Swiss-made Solar Impulse 2 is scheduled to take off from Phoenix Goodyear ...