Low humidity and strong winds Friday helped fuel a half-dozen wildfires in Oklahoma that have so far burned at least 65 structures and are threatening more.
An Oklahoma County judge has overruled a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound of the fetus before the abortion, according to court documents
Central Oklahoma continued to experience dozens of aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours since the state's strongest earthquake since 1952 was felt throughout the region.
Oklahoma continued to experience aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours after the state's strongest earthquake since 1952.
A total of 46 inmates were injured during a prison riot at the North Fork Correctional Facility in western Oklahoma, but there were no fatalities, prison officials said Wednesday.
Authorities in western Oklahoma said Tuesday they were responding to a prison riot at the North Fork Correctional Facility, where multiple injuries were reported.
An Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly placing an improvised explosive device under a gas pipeline, but law enforcement officials say they do not believe the man was connected to any type of terrorist group and was not a disgruntled worker.
Texas and Oklahoma suffered through their warmest months on record as persistent heat scorched central and eastern states from May to July.
A wildfire forced the evacuation of 70 to 80 homes in central Oklahoma on Friday, emergency officials said.
Power poles snap and cars overturn as a strong "maxi tornado" cuts a swath through Piedmont, Oklahoma.
Severe weather's assault on middle America continued Tuesday, as tornadoes and thunderstorms pulverized communities and claimed at least six lives in Oklahoma and Kansas.
A massive manhunt was under way early Saturday for two men suspected in the shooting of an off-duty sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma.
Strong winds whipped up two wildfires in southern Oklahoma on Friday, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes.
A "relatively large" tornado wreaked havoc in southeast Oklahoma, authorities said Thursday, as a wave of severe storms swept the area.
Cruelly hot, dry and windy conditions have made Oklahoma a tinder box, with crews deploying helicopters and bulldozers to keep rampant wildfires in check.
New census figures show Hispanics have surpassed American Indians as the largest minority group in Oklahoma.
A series of large grass fires destroyed more than 30 homes Friday in at least three towns in Oklahoma, local and state officials reported, while another blaze raged outside the Colorado city of Boulder.
The state of Wisconsin is investigating a couple who were foster and adoptive parents there before moving to Oklahoma, where they face charges of child neglect and abuse in a case the sheriff calls the worst he has seen.
The state of Oklahoma will file a lawsuit within the next few weeks challenging the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to the state's incoming attorney general.
Oklahoma death row inmate John David Duty was executed Thursday using a drug commonly used to euthanize animals because of a nationwide shortage of the sedative normally employed in Oklahoma's lethal injections.
An Oklahoma death row inmate received a drug commonly used to euthanize animals Thursday because of a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, the drug usually used as the sedative in its three-drug execution cocktail.
A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order against an Oklahoma referendum that would ban the use of Islamic religious law in state courts.
In October, CNN reported on Oklahoma voters deciding on a proposal banning the practice of Sharia law in state courts.
A federal judge will hear arguments Monday on a temporary restraining order against an Oklahoma referendum that would ban the use of Islamic religious law in state courts.
Oklahoma voters are considering an unusual question that will appear on their ballots this Tuesday: whether Islamic law can be used in considering cases in state court.
A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, causing minor damage and injuries.
High winds helped fuel fast-moving wildfires in Colorado and Oklahoma on Monday, prompting evacuations in both states, officials said.
A chimpanzee in an Oklahoma zoo escaped from his exhibit on Monday, but was coaxed back to safety with no reported injuries, said a zoo spokeswoman.
An inmate was captured Monday evening, the same day he had escaped from an Oklahoma prison, officials said.
An inmate serving time for assaulting a police officer escaped from an Oklahoma prison Monday, a corrections official said.
Bodies are removed from the wreckage of a charred home in Oklahoma where several children are believed to have died.
Senate Republicans have an internal memo from the Department of Homeland Security that they say shows the Obama administration "conspiring" and "scheming" to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay and work in the United States.
The Haskell County, Oklahoma, Commission has 10 years to pay attorneys' fees of $199,000 after it was forced to remove an 8-foot-tall Ten Commandments monument.
Two people died and one was injured Thursday night when a medical helicopter went down in Oklahoma, authorities said.
A medical helicopter goes down during a test flight in Oklahoma. (no audio)
The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of a plane crash that killed three people in Oklahoma on Saturday.
Flash floods caused by persistent heavy rains in Oklahoma have claimed the life of a 13-year-old girl, the state medical examiner's office told CNN Friday morning.
Firefighters came to the rescue of a motorist whose car got trapped in the flood waters.
Emergency crews in Oklahoma planned to continue a search Wednesday for a 13-year-old boy who they feared had drowned after falling into a creek swollen by heavy rains.
Medical teams are being called to a gas line explosion in a rural area west of Pocasset, Oklahoma, according to Richard Prather with the Chickasha, Oklahoma fire department told CNN Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorms ripped through central Oklahoma Monday triggering vicious flash floods that left 136 people injured, roads and cars submerged, and thousands without power, authorities said.
Boats are destroyed after Lake Thunderbird, Oklahoma, is hit by a storm.
Much of the Central Plains and Midwest braced for another day of potentially severe weather as residents of Oklahoma cleaned up from a deadly outbreak of tornadoes this week.
At least five people were killed in Oklahoma on Monday after a severe storm system spawned multiple tornadoes across the state, the state emergency management department said.
The former governor of Oklahoma and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of their northwest Oklahoma City home, officials said Thursday.
As a reproductive rights advocate and a proud mother of two, my blood ran cold as I read about Oklahoma's new abortion legislation (HB 2656). The state of Oklahoma just decided, and by an appallingly high margin I might add, that a doctor is protected from being sued if he or she chooses not to tell a woman that the baby she is carrying has a birth defect.
Authorities are investigating six possible cases of bacterial meningitis -- including two deaths -- in rural Oklahoma elementary school students.
Two children in Oklahoma have died from bacterial meningitis. Affiliate KTUL reports.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with a man who shot video of a tornado that swept through an Oklahoma town.
At least five homes were destroyed after a tornado touched down in western Oklahoma Monday evening, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries.
Much of Oklahoma remained under a freezing fog advisory until noon Monday as the death toll from a powerful, multistate storm climbed to seven.
Oklahoma's death toll for a winter storm that left thousands without power in the state climbed to three Sunday, emergency officials said.
A look at how weather is impacting businesses, and daily life, on the East Coast.
A major winter storm with heavy snow and ice was heading from Texas and Oklahoma to points east, with 8 to 10 inches of snow possible in some locales, the National Weather Service said Friday.
A beef recall is under way in a half-dozen states involving possibly contaminated products from the Oklahoma company National Steak and Poultry, according to the firm and federal inspectors.
As Oklahoma and Texas get battered with blizzard conditions, iReporters are catching it on camera.
Oklahoma's governor ordered every state highway, interstate and turnpike closed Thursday night, hours after declaring a statewide emergency because of a major winter storm battering the state and the rest of the central U.S.
A judge in Oklahoma extended on Friday a temporary restraining order on a law that would post information online about women who get abortions in the state.
Men and women in the western half of the United States tend to marry younger than their counterparts in the Northeast, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.
A 61-year-old Oklahoma pastor likely died from "multiple sharp force injuries," according to an autopsy report CNN obtained Friday.
Investigators have offered a $10,000 reward in the killing of a pastor at an Oklahoma church, a crime the local prosecutor described as "horrific."
Violent thunderstorms and at least one tornado ripped through the Midwest on Wednesday, killing at least three people, damaging many homes and causing widespread power outages, officials said.
Relief could be coming in the form of rain to stop raging wildfires in Oklahoma that have destroyed nearly 200 structures over a two-day span.
If Roger Goodell gets his wish, the draft will make its prime-time debut next year. The big question is, will there be limits on rookie pay? Here's an absurdly early look at how the 2010 first round could shape up (*denotes underclassmen):
Oklahoma health officials said Friday they are searching for the source of a rare form of E. coli that has killed one person and sickened 116 others in the northeastern part of the state.
Powerful storms killed 22 people in three states over the weekend, including an Oklahoma mother who died while huddling over her child, authorities said. Her son survived with facial injuries.
Severe storms cause extensive damage in Kite, Georgia. WJBF's Barclay Bishop reports.
For many people in Oklahoma, life is built around the car.
Tornadoes formed Saturday over northern Oklahoma, skipping across the rural landscape and vaporizing a hog farm about an hour northwest of Oklahoma City, officials said.
A Windsor, Colorado, day care center was hit hard by Friday's storms. KUSA reports.
Another round of storms headed toward tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states early Tuesday
Severe weather struck parts of the Midwest on Saturday, and a tornado was spotted in Oklahoma.
This year is on pace to see the most deaths since 130 people were killed in 1998, the eighth highest total since 1950
Flooding causes havoc for drivers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Video shows a tornado in the distance swirling above a field in Blaine County, Oklahoma.
Recognizing the treatment potential of stem cells harvested from discarded umbilical cords, some states are pushing to expand cord-blood donation
As much as I'd like to believe our entire readership has been with this college hoops season from its basic-cable opener (Gardner-Webb over Kentucky, Nov. 8!) and its Pay-Per-View debut (Florida over North Dakota State, Nov. 9!), I am aware that is not the case. As bowl season fades away, casual hoop fans come trickling in with dire need of a catch-up course. The Power Rankings are here to provide it, tuition-free, in three parts per team:
CNN's John Roberts talks with an Oklahoma family that has been without power since an ice storm December 9.
CNN Meteorologist Reynolds Wolf has more on the winter storm that's heading toward the northeastern U.S.
Here's how SI.com's playoff worked. Using the final BCS rankings, we seeded the top 16 teams in order. To avoid inter-conference matchups in the first round, we made two simple adjustments (swapping Arizona State and Florida in the seeding process, as well as Illinois and Boston College). For the purpose of this simulation, we assumed that all "banged up" players (Tim Tebow, Glenn Dorsey, etc.) would take part in the action.
The sights and sounds of intense winter storms that have much of the Midwest at a standstill.
Weeks of protests, rallies, lawsuits and candlelight vigils failed to stop a new state immigration bill -- HB 1804 -- from becoming the law in Oklahoma.
Just when Union (Tulsa, Okla.) athletic director Steve Dunlap thought he had seen it all in the rivalry between his school and the Jenks (Okla.) Trojans, a Jenks student streaked across the field during the fourth quarter of last year's tense game like a quarterback running an extended naked bootleg.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Erin turned central Oklahoma into a wash basin Sunday, with rescuers on helicopters plucking people from flood waters and rooftops and ferrying them to safety.
To understand how much gay life in the United States has changed -- and how challenging it remains -- consider the story of the Dillards, Sharon and Tanya, who describe themselves as "a typical family with soccer, brand new puppies, church, choir and not enough time in the day."
Texas river overflows
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The tornados that devastated parts of Kansas and Oklahoma could happen anywhere. And while there is generally little to no warning at all when these storms strike, there are some things you can do to protect your family and your home from disaster.
AUSTIN, Texas -- It's been nearly two weeks since LSU played its last game. That loss to Vanderbilt isn't the reason the Tigers are so anxious to get back on the court.
Courtney Paris or Candace Parker. Nothing seemed to prompt more arguments last season than the debate of who was the best freshman in women's college basketball.
Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has declared a statewide state of emergency as a brutal ice storm moves into the U.S. heartland.
Frigid arctic air is forecast to move across the southern Plains, causing a "significant ice storm" this weekend in Oklahoma and parts of Texas and Arkansas, the National Weather Service said Thursday.
State Farm acted "recklessly" and "with malice" in handling insurance claims from dozens of families whose homes were damaged when a wave of tornadoes, including the strongest in recorded history, swept through Oklahoma in 1999, a jury has decided.
Oklahoma prepares to mark its centennial in 2007, but you don't have to wait that long to enjoy a good time in the capital.
Firefighters early Thursday were able to contain a rash of wildfires that charred as much as 8,000 acres of grasslands and destroyed up to 40 homes across southern Oklahoma.
New grassland wildfires spread across the prairies of southern Oklahoma on Wednesday, destroying numerous homes and forcing more than 500 people to evacuate, authorities said.
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