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Tornado kills 2 people and injures 29 others in Oklahoma

May. 26, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others, authorities said Sunday. The twister touched down in El Reno, about 25 miles west of Oklahoma City, late Saturday night. It crossed an...

The Latest: Oklahoma tornado kills 2 and injures at least 29

May. 26, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a likely tornado that touched down in El Reno, Oklahoma (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Authorities say two people were killed and more than two dozen were injured when a tornado destroyed a motel and swept through a nearby mobile home park west of Oklahoma City. El Reno...

Report: Texas to lose billions if new major storm hits coast

May. 26, 2019 9:58 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Housing sales in Texas would drop, gasoline prices would increase and the state would lose hundreds of billions of dollars in economic output if another major storm struck an unprotected coastline, according to a new study. The joint economic impact study by Texas A&M University at...

All eyes on skies as rain threatens Indianapolis 500

May. 26, 2019 7:08 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The day before the Indianapolis 500 dawned sunny, bright and otherwise perfect. If only it were race day. Angry skies and wind arrived Sunday morning, hours before the scheduled start of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." The threat of storms means a lot of uncomfortable waiting for...

Hurricane survival: Florida graduates to mark storm on gowns

May. 26, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — High School graduates in a Florida county devastated by Hurricane Michael will wear a cord to commemorate their resilience since the storm hit last fall. The Panama City News Journal reports that Bay County seniors will have the light blue cords as part of their graduation gowns....

Lakeland woman makes business of portraying princesses

May. 26, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — LAKELAND — In the course of one day, Amy Sharpe might be a snow queen able to conjure ice storms, a damsel with tower-length tresses and a mermaid princess. Whatever it takes to generate glee for children. Sharpe, a Lakeland resident, portrays more than 50 characters, from Snow...

Flooding leads to Oklahoma and Arkansas evacuations

May. 25, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region. The river was four feet above flood stage on Friday and was already causing...

WKU storm chase class embarks on 10th annual journey

May. 25, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — For as long as she can remember, Olivia Cahill has been captivated with weather. What compelled Cahill, a meteorology student from Dry Ridge, to study at Western Kentucky University was the chance to conduct real-time forecasting and track storms across the Great Plains through an...

Guardsman recalls Hurricane Michael

May. 25, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Longtime Sarasota-area resident Chris Dillon is no stranger to hurricanes. Riding out a direct hit from Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base in October tested the veteran Florida Army National Guard lieutenant colonel's nerve and spurred him to double down on preparedness...

Sharecropper's grandson, Katrina survivor, Yale graduate

May. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From Day One, Juanita B. Hebert always wanted her children and her children's children to get the education she never got a chance to finish. As a teen in the 1920s, Hebert couldn't complete school in Leland, Mississippi. She had to pick cotton and work as a maid to support her family....