Oklahoma City

  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...
  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sales record at over 18,000 boxes March 25, 2014

    A nearly 30-year-old record for Girl Scout cookie sales has been crumbled by Oklahoma City scout Katie Francis, who has so far sold 18,107 boxes by asking anyone who crossed her path to buy some of the sweets. "There's three ingredients to selling cookies: There's lots of time, lots of commitment,...
  • US: Death toll rises to nine from Oklahoma tornadoes June 2, 2013

    Oklahoma City: Nine people were killed in tornadoes that swept through central Oklahoma on Friday, part of a storm system that caused widespread flooding in Oklahoma City and its suburbs, the state's chief medical examiner said on Saturday. The dead included two children and seven adults, said Amy Elliott, a spokeswoman...
  • US: Five killed as tornadoes hit Oklahoma City again June 1, 2013

    Oklahoma City: Violent thunderstorms on Friday produced tornadoes in central Oklahoma that killed five people including a mother and her baby and menaced Oklahoma City and its hardhit suburb of Moore, authorities said. The mother and baby were killed while traveling on Interstate 40, just west of Oklahoma City, when their...
  • Tornado touches down Oklahoma City, emergency declared June 1, 2013

    Little Rock: A "large and extremely dangerous" tornado that touched down west of Oklahoma City on Friday, causing some damage, was headed toward the city, and a tornado emergency has been declared in the area, the National Weather Service said. Weather Service meteorologists and storm spotters were tracking the tornado just...
  • Tornado touches down west of Oklahoma City: Report June 1, 2013

    A milewide tornado has touched down west of Oklahoma City where it has done damage and it is headed toward Oklahoma City, Oklahoma television station KFOR reported. The tornado overturned vehicles and did damage along Interstate 40, the station reported. The National Weather Service has declared a tornado emergency, which is...
  • Oklahoma tornado victims astounded at how they survived May 23, 2013

    Moore: Tornado survivors thanked God, sturdy closets and luck in explaining how they lived through the colossal twister that devastated an Oklahoma town and killed 24 people, an astonishingly low toll given the extent of destruction. At least one family took refuge in a bathtub and some people shut themselves in...
  • US: Obama assures aid to all affected in Oklahoma tornado May 22, 2013

    Barack Obama on Tuesday offered condolences for the victims of a deadly tornado in Oklahoma and pledged to focus the nation's resources on recovery and rebuilding. ...
  • US: Oklahoma tornado toll lowered to 24 from 91 May 22, 2013

    Washington: As rescuers searched for survivors of Monday's devastating tornado that pulverized a vast swath of the Oklahoma City suburbs, authorities revised the death toll down to 24 from 91. Nine of the fatalities are children. The Monday afternoon storm carved a trail through the area as much as two miles...
  • Obama pledges all necessary help for stormhit Oklahoma May 22, 2013

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Tuesday offered condolences for the victims of a deadly tornado in Oklahoma and pledged to focus the nation's resources on recovery and rebuilding. "As a nation, our full focus right now is on the urgent work of rescue and the hard work of recovery and...
  • Watch: Mobile video of Oklahoma tornado May 21, 2013

    The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the US city of Oklahoma with winds of up to 320 km/h. ...
  • US: Oklahoma tornado death toll rises to 91 May 21, 2013

    The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the area with winds of up to 320 km/h. ...
  • Death toll climbs to 91 as tornado rips through Oklahoma May 21, 2013

    Washington: Over 90 people, including 20 children, were killed after a monstrous tornado ripped through the US city of Oklahoma, flattening entire neighbourhoods, crushing two elementary schools and turning the area into a warzone. The tornado, over a mile wide, ripped through the area on Monday with winds of up to...
  • Tornado devastates Oklahoma town, at least 51 dead May 21, 2013

    Moore (Oklahoma): A massive tornado tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday, killing at least 51 people with winds of up to 200 miles per hour (320 kph) that flattened entire tracts of homes, two schools and a hospital, leaving a wake of tangled wreckage. Rescue workers raced...
  • Tornado levels homes in Oklahoma City trailer park May 20, 2013

    Edmond: One of several tornadoes spawned by a powerful storm system rumbling through the Plains and Midwest has leveled several mobile homes in an area southeast of Oklahoma City. Reports of injuries in the mobile home park near Shawnee about 35 miles southeast of Oklahoma City couldn't immediately be confirmed. A storm...
  • Thunder still making noise after being shorn of James Harden March 8, 2013

    New York: The Oklahoma City Thunder are still making big noise in the NBA despite dealing away James "The Beard" Harden and hope their new mix will take them even farther than last year's trip to the Finals. With Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook leading the way and Serge Ibaka stepping...
  • 5 Indian techies from Hyderabad die in US car crash August 11, 2012

    Washington: Five Indian software professionals, all from Hyderabad, were killed when their outofcontrol Chevrolet Camaro hit a tractortrailer and burst into flames in a fiery crash on a highway near Oklahoma city on Friday, police said. The accident took place as the driver of the car, travelling south on the Interstate...
  • Miami beat Oklahoma to clinch NBA title June 22, 2012

    Reuters: The Miami Heat demolished the Oklahoma City Thunder 121106 on Thursday to win the National Basketball Association championship 41, sweeping the last four games of the series. LeBron James led an outstanding team effort with a brilliant allround game, grabbing a tripledouble with 26 points, 11 rebounds and a gamehigh...
  • Tornadoes pound US Plains, 5 dead April 15, 2012

    Oklahoma City: Dozens of tornadoes tore through parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa overnight and one twister killed at least five people early on Sunday as storm sirens failed to sound in an Oklahoma town and caught people unaware. Storms skipped across what is often called "Tornado Alley" in the...
  • Angelina Jolie's naked statue to be unveiled in US August 10, 2009

    Washington: A lifesize naked statue of Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie will soon be gracing the streets of Oklahoma City. The bronze sculpture, which shows the actress breastfeeding, has been created by New Yorkbased artist Daniel Edwards. It will be unveiled in September, reports Contactmusic. The statue, titled Landmark for Breastfeeding, was inspired by...