Watch a submitted video of a funnel form about a half mile south of Highway 9 and Classen Boulevard. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman reported a tornado in the area about 4 p.m. Friday.
Oklahoma volunteers have responded to Texas to help with recovery efforts after an outbreak of violent storms and tornadoes earlier this week.
Rusty Surette, spokesman for the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma, said nine Oklahomans were deployed to north Texas to help residents after tornados hit the Dallas and Fort Worth area on April 3.
In the video below, Surette gives a video update of the damage caused by the storms and the work his team has been doing.
Three suspected grenades in Oklahoma City brought the police bomb squad to separate locations Friday.
Police were first called about 2 p.m. to a backyard in the 3900 block of SW 23, Sgt. John Stacy said, when a man saw what he thought was a grenade behind his house. The bomb squad retrieved the suspected grenade, Stacy said.
“They did transport it and they did dispose of it,” he said.
A second call came about 6:20 p.m. when a homeowner found a grenade in the front yard in the 9600 block of NE 63, Stacey said. The bomb squad determined the item was a collectible.
It is unknown whether or not these incidents are linked, he said.
Just after 7 p.m., police received a third call about a grenade. Stacey said a woman found a grenade in a chest that contained her husband’s items from war. The bomb squad remained at the home in the 1500 block of Johnston Drive as 8 p.m., he said.
The family of an Oklahoma City woman last seen Tuesday has received text messages from their loved one’s phone that saysshe’s been sold as a sex slave.
Oklahoma City police issued a missing persons alert Friday for Marlena Johnson, 22, who is 5-foot-3 and weighs 132 pounds.
Johnson’s aunt, Lashaunda Wrenn, of Oklahoma City, told police her niece packed her things and possibly took a bus to Ardmore on Tuesday, after getting a ride to the station from a friend.
Since she last saw her niece, Wrenn has received text messages from Johnson’s cellphone, allegedly from someone besides her, Wrenn told police.
Other family members also have received the messages, which state she is being held hostage and is possibly in danger, according to a police department statement.
Johnson’s aunt told police her niece had been living with her, commuting between Oklahoma City and her previous home in Ardmore. Wrenn said Johnson was going to Ardmore to see her child’s grave.
Police ask individuals with information on Johnson’s whereabouts to call 911.
More Oklahoma National Guard soldiers from the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will be returning home this weekend.
Officials announced Thursday morning that about 150 soldiers will return from Afghanistan and Kuwait on Saturday. This group will be the final large group of Oklahoma National Guard soldiers to return to Oklahoma following deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait. (more…)
The Ardmore Police Department is asking for help in identifying a man who walked into a local business and exposed himself March 21.
Police said the man is a white male in his 20s and was wearing a blue T-shirt and ball cap. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Ardmore Police at (580) 223-1212.
Below is a video of a tornado forming in Arlington, Texas that was just tweeted @NewsOK.
Watch the live stream of tornadoes that touched down near Dallas Tuesday afternoon.