A winter storm packing a messy mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow knocked out power for tens of thousands of customers across Arkansas and is being blamed on at least one road death in Oklahoma.
Forecasters posted blizzard warnings for northeastern Arkansas, expecting up to 10 inches of snow and 40 mph wind gusts in a band from near Little Rock to the Missouri Bootheel. A blizzard warning for southwestern Oklahoma was dropped — but was replaced by a wind-chill advisory that warned of readings of minus-11.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Christmas Day winter storm warning for Oklahoma and Arkansas stretches from far western Oklahoma to northeastern Arkansas and the National Weather Service says up to 10 inches of snow is possible in some areas.
The weather service says 4 to 8 inches is possible in most of the region with the heavier amounts in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas and in northeast Arkansas.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Planned Parenthood to temporarily block Oklahoma from terminating a contract with the agency to provide nutritional services to low-income mothers.
In a ruling Monday, U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot denied Planned Parenthood's motion for a preliminary injunction that would have stopped the Oklahoma Health Department from ending its contracts with three Tulsa-area clinics.
ADA, Okla. (AP) — An investigator says the suspected killer of an East Central University student may have planned more acts of violence.
Eighteen-year-old Jerrod Murray is charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 5 shooting death of 18-year-old Generro Sanchez.
Murray remains jailed without bond. Court records do not list an attorney for him.
The Oklahoman reported Monday that an affidavit for a search warrant of Murray's dorm room says Murray told his roommate the night of Sanchez's killing that he had "reached or accomplished objective A."
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — The mother of an Oklahoma teen accused of plotting to attack his high school says her son has symptoms of possible mental illnesses, but did not seriously plan violence.
Jessie Chavez told the Tulsa World that 18-year-old Sammie Eaglebear Chavez sent her a text two days before his December 14th arrest saying he wanted to "shoot up" Bartlesville High School because he thought students were talking about him behind his back.
She says she showed it to therapists but had not decided whether to take further action by the time he was arrested.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin and Republican legislative leaders say they remain committed to reducing Oklahoma's income tax, but all appear to be supporting a more cautious approach to tinkering with the source of about one-third of the money lawmakers appropriate each year.
CORDELL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Oklahoma man who allegedly threatened to "shoot up" a school in Cordell.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said Saturday that Christopher Thomason of Cordell was booked into the Washita County jail on two counts of terrorism hoax and one count of violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act.
A dispatcher at the jail said he didn't believe Thomason had an attorney.
A woman who answered the phone Saturday at a number listed for Thomason declined to comment.