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.
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.
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.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say a man in Texas has been arrested on a murder charge in the 1994 beating death of a woman in Tulsa.
Sgt. Dave Walker announced Friday that 52-year-old Leroy Edward Gilbert Jr. was arrested Thursday in Bonham, Texas, on a first-degree murder warrant in the death of Erma Goodou at Goodou's home in north Tulsa.
Walker says DNA evidence taken from the scene was matched to Gilbert in February 2014.
Court records do not list an attorney for Gilbert.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — One day after failing to pass a $25 million bond proposal to build a new museum in Tulsa, the Oklahoma House reversed course and narrowly passed a plan to build the facility dedicated to the state's icons of popular culture.
The House voted 51-40 Friday to approve the bond issue, one day after the same measure fell seven votes short of passing. A bill needs 51 votes to pass in the House. It now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin for consideration.