Joplin, MO – Names released of 31 dead from Joplin tornado
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) Missouri authorities have released the names of 31 people confirmed dead from the tornado that ripped through Joplin earlier this week.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety made the list of names public Friday night after next of kin were notified. Gov. Jay Nixon has directed state troopers to help notify the kin of others killed in the storm. The Department of Public Safety plans to release daily updates on its website, www.dps.mo.gov .
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin announces appointments to Okla boards
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has announced appointments to two state boards and the University Hospitals Authority.
Fallin said Friday that Mike Samis was reappointed to the University Hospitals Authority; Dr. Terry Gerard was appointed to the state Board of Health and Greg Adams and Stephen Dudley were appointed to the state Board of Pharmacy.
Oklahoma City, OK – NWS upgrades 3 Okla. tornadoes from EF-3 to EF-4
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The number of confirmed tornadoes that touched down during a deadly severe weather outbreak in Oklahoma has grown to 11.
The National Weather Service office in Norman says seven tornadoes touched down in central Oklahoma on Tuesday, killing 10 people. The weather service office in Tulsa has identified four tornadoes that went through eastern Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, OK – Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office says Department of Education workers who were paid by a private foundation were actually not state employees and had no authority at the agency.