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.
Del City police shot and killed a man after a car chase, crash and scuffle over a gun in Oklahoma City Wednesday, police Capt. Jody Suit said.
The chase started around 2 p.m. in a Del City neighborhood when an officer on patrol attempted to pull over a vehicle with three passengers. The driver nearly hit the officer’s car head on, Suit said, and the vehicle gave chase.
After a 10 to 12 minute pursuit, the vehicle hit a tractor trailer and crashed near Interstate 35 and SE 15 Street in Oklahoma City, Suit said. The officer and the driver ended up in a fight over a gun the driver had when the driver tried to leave the scene of the accident, Suit said.
“There was a scuffle with the officer and the suspect. In the course the officer fired several rounds, he was able to jump up and run 70 or 80 yards before he fell down.”
The man was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Suit said. Information on the two passengers was not immediately available.
Not technically breaking news, but I had to share the beautiful March 3 sky:
Officials are following up on leads after a bomb threat at the Okmulgee County Courthouse Wednesday.
Okmulgee County Undersheriff Fred McGuire Jr. wrote in a news release Thursday that deputies responded shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday to the courthouse at 314 W 7. He said the bomb threat was called into the clerk’s office. (more…)
The Associated Press reports that an amendment that would ban Oklahoma courts from considering international or Islamic law discriminates against religions and a Muslim community leader has the right to challenge its constitutionality, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
Live chatting is not a new concept in journalism, but it’s one the NewsOK breaking news team is looking into using more.
You’re probably familiar with our sports team chatting with fans on the Sports page in a Cover It Live window. It’s a pretty simple way to communicate with readers and allow them to be part of the conversation.
Recently, the breaking news team has tried to use the chats as a way to provide real-time information. (more…)
Exit ramps between Classen Boulevard and Interstate 44 were reopened Tuesday afternoon.
The westbound I-44 exit ramp to Classen Boulevard and the eastbound entrance ramp from Classen to I-44 were closed all day Monday, said Cole Hackett, an Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokesman.
“We knew with that rain coming in this weekend that these problems might come up,” Hackett said. “We were doing some inspections in that area about a month ago. Where it is supposed to drain, there is a pipe. We noticed the flow wasn’t very good. Once we looked into it, we realized that pipe had been damaged and was pinched off where no water could get through there.”
Crews were able to pump the water out of the area and clear the ramps.
Photo by Paul Southerland: Westbound off ramp and eastbound on ramp to I-44 closed at Classen Boulevard due to flooding from weekend rains in Oklahoma City Monday, Oct 10, 2011.
I’m visiting residents in Piedmont today to talk about the recovery process since the May 24 tornadoes. It’s part of my weekend story about financial assistance and people rebuilding their homes.
If you’re a resident in Piedmont or were affected by the tornadoes, I’d like to hear from you. Or if you have questions or concerns regarding the recovery process, send me an email at email@example.com or comment below.
Photo by Jim Beckel: Kiley Witte, 34, far right, is comforted by a woman as they look at what remains of his home on SH 74 east of Cashion after a tornado destroyed it Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2011, Witte and his dog were in a storm cellar in his front yard.