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Oklahoma fires destroy homesupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 11:23:00

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.

Oklahoma judge overrules state law requiring ultrasound before abortionupdated: Wed Mar 28 2012 18:52:00

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

Oklahoma's largest quake in decades buckles highway; rattles residentsupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 10:58:00

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.

Anchor reacts to earthquake on airupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 10:58:00

Oklahoma continued to experience aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours after the state's strongest earthquake since 1952.

46 inmates injured in Oklahoma prison riotupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 11:02:00

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.

Injuries mount as inmates riot at Oklahoma prisonupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 07:40:00

Authorities in western Oklahoma said Tuesday they were responding to a prison riot at the North Fork Correctional Facility, where multiple injuries were reported.

Man accused in attempted bombing of Oklahoma gas pipelineupdated: Fri Aug 12 2011 19:46:00

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.

Heat wave: Oklahoma, Texas endure warmest months on recordupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 19:42:00

Texas and Oklahoma suffered through their warmest months on record as persistent heat scorched central and eastern states from May to July.

Dozens of homes evacuated as fire rages in Oklahomaupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 21:42:00

A wildfire forced the evacuation of 70 to 80 homes in central Oklahoma on Friday, emergency officials said.

Tornadoes target Oklahomaupdated: Tue May 24 2011 23:12:00

Power poles snap and cars overturn as a strong "maxi tornado" cuts a swath through Piedmont, Oklahoma.

Tornadoes, storms kill 6 in Oklahoma, Kansasupdated: Tue May 24 2011 23:12:00

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.

Oklahoma deputy shot; 2 suspects soughtupdated: Sat May 21 2011 11:33:00

A massive manhunt was under way early Saturday for two men suspected in the shooting of an off-duty sheriff's deputy in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma fires force the evacuation of more than 1,000 homesupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 23:30:00

Strong winds whipped up two wildfires in southern Oklahoma on Friday, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes.

Tornado causes 'significant damage' in Oklahoma, one death reportedupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 23:17:00

A "relatively large" tornado wreaked havoc in southeast Oklahoma, authorities said Thursday, as a wave of severe storms swept the area.

Wildfires put Oklahoma to the testupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 23:04:00

Cruelly hot, dry and windy conditions have made Oklahoma a tinder box, with crews deploying helicopters and bulldozers to keep rampant wildfires in check.

Latinos are Oklahoma's new nativesupdated: Tue Apr 05 2011 14:08:00

New census figures show Hispanics have surpassed American Indians as the largest minority group in Oklahoma.

Wildfires in Oklahoma, Colorado force hundreds to evacuateupdated: Fri Mar 11 2011 23:10:00

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.

Wisconsin investigates couple charged with child abuse in Oklahomaupdated: Fri Feb 25 2011 19:45:00

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.

Oklahoma to challenge health care lawupdated: Fri Jan 07 2011 14:18:00

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.

Drug shortage leads to condemned man receiving anesthetic for animalsupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 09:26:00

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.

Death row inmate executed using pentobarbital in lethal injectionupdated: Thu Dec 16 2010 20:24:00

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.

Judge extends ban on Oklahoma's anti-Islamic law referendumupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 10:39:00

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.

Sharia law on ballot in Oklahomaupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 10:39:00

In October, CNN reported on Oklahoma voters deciding on a proposal banning the practice of Sharia law in state courts.

Arguments to take place in Oklahoma over ban on Islamic law in courtsupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 06:21:00

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 face question on Islamic lawupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:13:00

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.

Central Oklahoma jolted by 4.3-magnitude earthquakeupdated: Wed Oct 13 2010 13:23:00

A 4.3-magnitude earthquake struck central Oklahoma Wednesday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, causing minor damage and injuries.

High winds fuel wildfires in Colorado, Oklahomaupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 22:58:00

High winds helped fuel fast-moving wildfires in Colorado and Oklahoma on Monday, prompting evacuations in both states, officials said.

Chimp escapes zoo exhibit in Oklahomaupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 15:48:00

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.

Oklahoma prison escapee caughtupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 03:01:00

An inmate was captured Monday evening, the same day he had escaped from an Oklahoma prison, officials said.

Oklahoma inmate escapes from prisonupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 16:29:00

An inmate serving time for assaulting a police officer escaped from an Oklahoma prison Monday, a corrections official said.

Six dead in Oklahoma house fireupdated: Mon Aug 16 2010 16:49:00

Bodies are removed from the wreckage of a charred home in Oklahoma where several children are believed to have died.

Senate Republicans say memo seeks 'amnesty'updated: Fri Jul 30 2010 18:54:00

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.

Oklahoma county must pay up in Ten Commandments caseupdated: Wed Jul 28 2010 17:50:00

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.

2 killed in helicopter crash in Oklahomaupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 07:13:00

Two people died and one was injured Thursday night when a medical helicopter went down in Oklahoma, authorities said.

Two dead in helicopter crashupdated: Fri Jul 23 2010 07:13:00

A medical helicopter goes down during a test flight in Oklahoma. (no audio)

Investigation launched into fatal plane crash in Oklahomaupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 04:29:00

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched an investigation into the cause of a plane crash that killed three people in Oklahoma on Saturday.

Official: Teen girl drowns in Oklahoma flash floodsupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 11:01:00

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.

Motorist rescued in Oklahoma floodupdated: Fri Jul 09 2010 11:01:00

Firefighters came to the rescue of a motorist whose car got trapped in the flood waters.

Rescuers to continue search for teen who fell in creekupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 05:47:00

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 team en route to gas explosionupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 12:33:00

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.

Oklahoma flooding leaves 136 injuredupdated: Tue Jun 15 2010 09:30:00

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.

Storms flips boats in marinaupdated: Wed May 12 2010 09:35:00

Boats are destroyed after Lake Thunderbird, Oklahoma, is hit by a storm.

More severe weather likely in Oklahomaupdated: Wed May 12 2010 09:35:00

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.

Oklahoma tornadoes leave five deadupdated: Tue May 11 2010 00:15:00

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.

Oklahoma's ex-governor, wife robbed at gunpointupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 12:18:00

The former governor of Oklahoma and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of their northwest Oklahoma City home, officials said Thursday.

'Oklahoma, what have you done?'updated: Thu Apr 29 2010 09:15:00

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.

Officials: Bacterial meningitis kills two Oklahoma studentsupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 09:07:00

Authorities are investigating six possible cases of bacterial meningitis -- including two deaths -- in rural Oklahoma elementary school students.

Meningitis hits schoolupdated: Fri Mar 12 2010 09:07:00

Two children in Oklahoma have died from bacterial meningitis. Affiliate KTUL reports.

Tornado takes out housesupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 02:30:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks with a man who shot video of a tornado that swept through an Oklahoma town.

Tornado destroys homes in Oklahomaupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 02:30:00

At least five homes were destroyed after a tornado touched down in western Oklahoma Monday evening, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries.

7 deaths in Oklahoma linked to stormupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 03:09:00

Much of Oklahoma remained under a freezing fog advisory until noon Monday as the death toll from a powerful, multistate storm climbed to seven.

3 deaths linked to winter storm in Oklahomaupdated: Sun Jan 31 2010 20:32:00

Oklahoma's death toll for a winter storm that left thousands without power in the state climbed to three Sunday, emergency officials said.

Weather affecting East Coastupdated: Sat Jan 30 2010 23:18:00

A look at how weather is impacting businesses, and daily life, on the East Coast.

Storm moves east after dumping snow on Texas, Oklahomaupdated: Fri Jan 29 2010 18:50:00

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.

Oklahoma firm recalls beef in 6 statesupdated: Fri Dec 25 2009 13:13:00

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.

iReporting in a blizzardupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 22:26:00

As Oklahoma and Texas get battered with blizzard conditions, iReporters are catching it on camera.

Winter storm forces interstates, turnpikes closed in Oklahomaupdated: Thu Dec 24 2009 22:26:00

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.

Online posting of women's abortion information challenged in Oklahomaupdated: Fri Dec 18 2009 19:38:00

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.

Where you live may affect when you get married, study findsupdated: Tue Oct 20 2009 14:02:00

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.

Pastor died from 'sharp force' wounds, autopsy showsupdated: Fri Aug 28 2009 16:32:00

A 61-year-old Oklahoma pastor likely died from "multiple sharp force injuries," according to an autopsy report CNN obtained Friday.

Reward offered in killing of Oklahoma pastorupdated: Thu Aug 27 2009 16:06:00

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."

Storms tear through Midwestupdated: Thu May 14 2009 15:22:00

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.

Rain expected to help ease Oklahoma wildfiresupdated: Wed Apr 29 2009 11:12:00

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.

SI.com: Andrew Perloff: Early 2010 NFL Mock Draftupdated: Tue Apr 28 2009 13:23:00

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 seeks source of deadly E. coliupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 22:01:00

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.

Storms kill 22 in Midwest, Southeastupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:59:00

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.

Wicked weatherupdated: Mon Jun 30 2008 17:59:00

Severe storms cause extensive damage in Kite, Georgia. WJBF's Barclay Bishop reports.

CNNMoney: Oklahoma's painful car cultureupdated: Thu Jun 12 2008 07:28:00

For many people in Oklahoma, life is built around the car.

Tornadoes tear through Kansas, Oklahoma; Colorado cleans upupdated: Sat May 24 2008 19:52:00

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.

Day care in the stormupdated: Sat May 24 2008 16:10:00

A Windsor, Colorado, day care center was hit hard by Friday's storms. KUSA reports.

Time.com: More Storms Head to Ravaged Plainsupdated: Tue May 13 2008 10:00:00

Another round of storms headed toward tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states early Tuesday

Twister spotted in Oklahomaupdated: Mon May 12 2008 15:48:00

Severe weather struck parts of the Midwest on Saturday, and a tornado was spotted in Oklahoma.

Time.com: Midwest, South Deal With Stormsupdated: Mon May 12 2008 14:00:00

This year is on pace to see the most deaths since 130 people were killed in 1998, the eighth highest total since 1950

Oklahoma City floodsupdated: Wed Apr 02 2008 07:56:00

Flooding causes havoc for drivers in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Tornado caught on tapeupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 13:27:00

Video shows a tornado in the distance swirling above a field in Blaine County, Oklahoma.

Time.com: Creating a Cord-Blood Lifelineupdated: Tue Feb 26 2008 10:00:00

Recognizing the treatment potential of stem cells harvested from discarded umbilical cords, some states are pushing to expand cord-blood donation

SI.com: Luke Winn: Cheat sheetupdated: Thu Jan 03 2008 12:58:00

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:

Ten days in the darkupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 12:09:00

CNN's John Roberts talks with an Oklahoma family that has been without power since an ice storm December 9.

Winter on its wayupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 22:37:00

CNN Meteorologist Reynolds Wolf has more on the winter storm that's heading toward the northeastern U.S.

SI.com: USC knocks off Oklahoma to win 16-team tournamentupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 13:49:00

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.

Winter weather slams Midwestupdated: Wed Dec 12 2007 11:33:00

The sights and sounds of intense winter storms that have much of the Midwest at a standstill.

Oklahoma targets illegal immigrants with tough new lawupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 15:46:00

Weeks of protests, rallies, lawsuits and candlelight vigils failed to stop a new state immigration bill -- HB 1804 -- from becoming the law in Oklahoma.

SI.com: Jenks, Union ready for Oklahoma's Backyard Bowlupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 02:59:00

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.

Harrowing rescues from Oklahoma's raging floods updated: Mon Aug 20 2007 08:51:00

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.

Toxic floodwaters?updated: Tue Jul 03 2007 07:43:00

Toxic floodwaters?

Gay life: Change and challengeupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 04:16:00

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 overflowsupdated: Sat Jun 30 2007 02:17:00

Texas river overflows

SI.com: Stewart Mandel: College Football Mailbagupdated: Wed Jun 20 2007 00:33:00

Here at the Mailbag, we take pride in always being a step ahead of the curve. Studies show that Mailbag readers tend to be far-more informed than their peers when it comes to a wide variety of topics integral to their daily lives.

CNNMoney: When storms strike - are you protected?updated: Mon May 07 2007 11:42:00

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.

SI.com: Time to focusupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 20:55:00

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.

SI.com: Starting fiveupdated: Fri Feb 02 2007 14:25:00

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.

Ice storm prompts emergency in Oklahomaupdated: Fri Jan 12 2007 09:08:00

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has declared a statewide state of emergency as a brutal ice storm moves into the U.S. heartland.

Ice storm ahead for Oklahoma, 2 other statesupdated: Thu Jan 11 2007 07:19:00

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 penalized in suit over tornado claimsupdated: Fri May 26 2006 20:36:00

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.

Good times in Oklahoma Cityupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 10:26:00

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.

Oklahoma wildfires burn 40 homesupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 08:38:00

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.

Hundreds flee new rash of Oklahoma wildfiresupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 20:34:00

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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