NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A National Weather Service forecaster says there is a slight chance that storms carrying large hail and tornadoes could hit parts of the Great Plains stretching from Nebraska, through Kansas, Oklahoma and North Texas.
Richard Thompson at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says tennis-ball-sized hail and tornados could form Wednesday afternoon. He says the storms will likely be widely spaced apart and that it's too early to tell how many are projected or where in the region they could hit.
Powerful thunderstorms roll over northeast Oklahoma overnight. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning around 3 a.m. for people living in Creek County. This took place after weather radar indicated a possible tornado near Slick. There has been no indication that anything touched down.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Tulsa, Wagoner and Okmulgee Counties. Winds were clocked at 60 mph near Kiefer. The storm was powerful but had very little thunder and lightning.
The only damage reported was to decorative trees and scattered trash can.
Regina Goodwin announces she's running for Oklahoma's District 73 House seat Tuesday at the Greenwood Cultural Center. The seat was vacated by Kevin Williams, who bested Goodwin in last month's special Senate election.
Last month’s runner up in a special state Senate election is running for a vacant House seat.
"We are here saying, 'You, me, the power of we — still standing for right,'" said Regina Goodwin at her campaign announcement today. "And we've got to run. And we, again, are going to leave it up to the people, and we're going to see what the people have to say as it relates to Tulsa, Okla., and District 73."
Goodwin lost by 302 votes to then-Rep. Kevin Matthews and is now among six candidates for his former office. Goodwin is encouraging young voters to get involved.
A consulting firm will take a deeper look at combining Tulsa’s city and county park systems.
A three-month feasibility study will start by the beginning of June. City and county officials can decide when it wraps up whether to keep going forward.
Terry Simonson with the sheriff’s office has been involved in the consolidation process from the beginning. He said his reading of the laws surrounding a combined park system means a city-county park commission would be created.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa firefighters say a blaze that consumed a midtown vacuum store was intentionally set.
Firefighters were called out around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to the Teter Sweepers business after witnesses reported seeing smoke as far as one mile away. Responders were able to contain the fire in about 20 minutes.
Fire Capt. Chad Meyer tells the Tulsa World that fires were set in multiple areas of the building but didn't say what started them. He says the building is a complete loss.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With the state facing a $611 million budget hole, more than 90 Oklahoma businesses, foundations and nonprofit agencies are asking the governor and Republican legislative leaders to halt a scheduled income tax cut.
The Oklahoma Policy Institute delivered a letter Tuesday to Gov. Mary Fallin, Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman and House Speaker Jeff Hickman.