Oklahoma

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, Monday, June 17, 2019.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo
June 27, 2019 - 10:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court dealt a huge blow to efforts to combat the drawing of electoral districts for partisan gain on Thursday in a ruling that could embolden political line-drawing after the 2020 census. On the court's final day of decisions before a summer break, the conservative...
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Craig Box
Sue Ogrocki/AP
May 30, 2019 - 11:48 am
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN (CNN) -- Craig Box couldn't hold back tears in an Oklahoma courtroom on Wednesday as he described his late son Austin as "a special young man." Austin Box, a football star at the University of Oklahoma, died of an opioid overdose at the age of 22 in 2011. Now his father...
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Workers look through tornado damage at the American Budget Value Inn in El Reno, Okla., Sunday, May 26, 2019. The deadly tornado leveled a motel and tore through the mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight
Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP
May 26, 2019 - 8:15 am
By Tim Talley and Sue Ogrocki EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities...
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A tornado touched down near Tulsa International Airport amid storms in the Southern Plains that brought a deluge of rain and powerful winds, closing an interstate and flipping campers at a raceway.
Mike Simons/Tulsa World via AP
May 21, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Jim Salter and Ken Miller ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dangerous storms left a string of more than 30 tornadoes across the central U.S., damaging homes in Oklahoma, demolishing a racetrack grandstand in Missouri and inundating the region with water over a short period. Two deaths, both in Missouri, were blamed...
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A calf runs through an ice field on a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb. on  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 while a bomb cyclone storm brings heavy snow and strong winds to several Rockies and Plains states.
Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP
April 10, 2019 - 7:01 pm
By Blake Nicholson Associated Press Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding...
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This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.
Toby Talbot/AP Photo, File
March 26, 2019 - 11:15 am
By Ken Miller and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of the powerful prescription painkiller OxyContin has reached a settlement with the state of Oklahoma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid crisis, officials said Tuesday. The terms were not immediately...
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In this Sept. 11, 2018, file photo Steve Fagan, grower and collective owner of SLOgrown Genetics, attends to his organically cultivated cannabis at his farm in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Richard Vogel/AP Photo, File
December 27, 2018 - 9:13 am
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last year was a 12-month champagne toast for the legal marijuana industry as the global market exploded and cannabis pushed its way further into the financial and cultural mainstream. Liberal California became the largest legal U.S...
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December 02, 2018 - 8:33 pm
TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Residents in central Illinois on Sunday assessed damage after rare December tornadoes that ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people the day before. The severe weather in Illinois was part of a line of thunderstorms that raked areas of the...
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This photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, an Oklahoma zookeeper, who was indicted on federal murder-for-hire charges.
Santa Rosa County Jail via AP
September 10, 2018 - 4:25 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary says she was the target of an Oklahoma zookeeper who was indicted last week on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue said she's clashed in the past with Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the...
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August 18, 2018 - 10:44 pm
By AnneClaire Stapleton and Steve Almasy OKLAHOMA (CNN) -- At least 14 people were sent to the hospital Saturday after a storm knocked over concert entrance trusses at an Oklahoma outdoor concert venue hosting the Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees, a spokeswoman for the property owner said. The staff...
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