Oklahoma City, OK – At least 21 tornadoes in Oklahoma during storm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The National Weather Service is reporting at least 21 tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma when a storm system moved through the state and killed two people.
The strongest of the Thursday twisters hit Tushka in Atoka County and was rated on the Enhanced Fujita scale as an EF3 with wind speeds of 136 to 165 miles per hour. An EF2 with winds of 111 to 135 mph was reported near Lake Eucha (OO'-chee) in Delaware County.
Baghdad, Iraq – Okla US Rep. Dan Boren visits Iraq with Boehner
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) U.S. Rep. Dan Boren has left Iraq after a brief visit to that country with House Speaker John Boehner and four other members of Congress.
The one-day visit to Iraq by the bipartisan six-member delegation ended Sunday morning.
Boren, D-Okla., says the delegation focused on studying issues concerning the planned withdrawal of U.S. military forces by the end of the year and how the two nations can work to maintain a good relationship in the future.
Tushka, OK – Initial damage assessment done in Oklahoma town
TUSHKA, Okla. (AP) Federal and state emergency management officials have completed their initial damage assessments in Tuskha.
State Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said Sunday the report will be promptly sent to Gov. Mary Fallin's office. Fallin then can ask the federal government for assistance for individuals and businesses affected by Friday's tornado.
Oklahoma City, OK – AG warns Okla residents to be wary of scams
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's top prosecutor is warning residents in areas damaged by recent storms to be wary of home repair and charity scams.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt says such schemes are commonplace after natural disasters and that his agency's Public Protection Unit has prosecuted numerous unscrupulous repair workers who prey on Oklahomans.
Tulsa, OK – Ground is broken for a brand new Tulsa bridge over the Arkansas River.
The bridge at Interstate 244 will be a double-decker bridge, the first of its kind in Oklahoma. The bridge will have motor traffic on one deck with rail and pedestrian traffic available on another deck.