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4:51 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

Update: Claremore Fire Fighter Identified

Capt. Jason Farley
Credit Claremore Fire Department

CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a Claremore firefighter has died after being swept away by floodwaters while assisting in a water rescue from residences.

Claremore Fire Chief Sean Douglas says Capt. Jason Farley died while helping to rescue about 10 people who were trapped in duplexes by rising water. Farley was swept into a drainage ditch about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. His body was recovered about 1 a.m. Sunday.

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Local & Regional
6:48 am
Sun May 24, 2015

More Rain Expected for Green Country

12-hour rain totals as of 6 a.m. Sunday morning
Credit Oklahoma Mesonet

Heavy rain caused widespread flooding issues across Green County. This map shows 12-hour rain fall totals as of 6 a.m. Sunday morning.

Hectorville, along the Tulsa/Oklmulgee County line, received over 6 inches of rain. While Creek County and Bixby received over 5 inches of rain. Other impressive amounts of rain fell in Muskogee and Lincoln County.

More rain is expected today into tomorrow. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect.

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Local & Regional
6:11 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Claremore Fire Fighter Drowns During Water Rescue

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A Claremore fire fighter is dead in a tragic accident during a water rescue. It happened early Sunday Morning at an apartment complex near Highway 20 and Archer in Claremore.

The flood waters pushed the lid from a storm-drain manhole. The fire fighter stepped into the hole and was swept away. His name has not been released.

His body was recovered around 1 a.m.

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Local & Regional
5:58 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Rocklahoma Evacuated Because of Heavy Rain

Rocklahoma, just before heavy weather called off the show
Credit Rocklahoma

PRYOR, OK(AP) — A music festival in Oklahoma was evacuated because of severe weather Saturday night.

Officials with the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, about 50 miles west of Tulsa, urged attendees around 9 p.m. to head to their cars or the nearby camping area to wait out the incoming weather. They later stressed the campgrounds were not being evacuated.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation says at least 15 highways have been closed across the state due to high water from the recent flooding. It also caused damage to a gas station and mall in Oklahoma City.

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Local & Regional
5:55 am
Sun May 24, 2015

Flooding Update

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Cars have been nearly covered by floodwaters at a shopping mall parking lot in Oklahoma City, where some roads became impassable.

State transportation officials say at least 15 highways across the state have been closed because of flooding from a powerful storm.

In the community of Elk City, a firefighter says four and a-half inches of rain has fallen on an area that had already been saturated by rain earlier in the week.

Local & Regional
5:07 pm
Sat May 23, 2015

Special Weather Statement from the NWS

Credit KWGS News File Photo

The National Weather Service in Tulsa issued the following statement:

LIFE AND PROPERTY THREATENING FLOODING EVENT UNDERWAY

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What's New?
12:03 pm
Sat May 23, 2015

BusinessWorld Podcast (5/23/15)

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This week on BusinessWorld, Janet Yellin offers more clues to the inevitable interest rate hike in our future (while still leaving her options open on when the move will actually occur).  Banks are hit with more than five billion dollars in fines for manipulating exchange rates, but the outrage and outcry over the misdeeds is muted.  And peak travel season is just beginning.  Airlines forecast full planes and we have some tips to make your time in the air...and in the airport...more pleasant.

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Music
10:32 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Swing Era's Biggest Hits on Big Band Saturday Night

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Swing Era's Biggest Hits! We're lining them up, to bring you some of the best-selling and most popular recordings of the swing years and beyond. Join us on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5. We are going to have fun!

Local & Regional
9:51 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Sand Springs Native, Harlem Globetrotter Haynes Dies at Age 89

Marques Haynes
Credit Harlem Globetrotters

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Harlem Globetrotter star and Oklahoma native Marques Haynes has died at age 89.

The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas of natural causes.

Haynes grew up in Sand Springs and attended Langston University — where he caught the eye of Globetrotters owner Abe Saperstein during a game in 1946 in which Langston defeated the Globetrotters. He joined the Globetrotters in 1947 after graduating from Langston and played for the team until 1953 and again from 1972 to 1979.

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Local & Regional
9:45 am
Sat May 23, 2015

Hugo Man Drowns after Vehicle Stalls on Flooded Road

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HUGO, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Hugo man drowned after leaving his vehicle when it stall on a flooded road in Choctaw County.

An OHP report says the body of 34-year-old Williams Gamblin was recovered Friday morning near where he disappeared Thursday night about four miles north of Hugo.

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