Latest Oklahoma News

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

May. 24, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed...

Elliott's 6 scoreless innings lead Oklahoma St. past Baylor

May. 24, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Jensen Elliott threw six scoreless innings to help Oklahoma State defeat Baylor 5-0 in the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night. Elliott, a second-team All-Big 12 selection, allowed just two hits and struck out four. Peyton Battenfield earned the save with three innings of one-hit...

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

May. 24, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather...

Manoah's pitching leads West Virginia past Texas Tech

May. 23, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alek Manoah's dominance helped fourth-seeded West Virginia beat top-seeded Texas Tech 5-1 in the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night. Manoah, the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, gave up one run on four hits and struck out 10 in eight innings. He won a duel with Tech's Caleb Kilian, a...

The Latest: Runaway barges cause 'minimal' damage to dam

May. 23, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local): 8 p.m. Army engineers say two runaway barges did "minimal" damage when they struck an Arkansas River dam. The barges, filled with 1,500 tons of fertilizer, swept down the flood-swollen river...

TCU scores 14 in 4th inning, blasts Oklahoma 15-3

May. 23, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Josh Watson hit a grand slam in TCU's tournament-record 14-run fourth inning and the Horned Frogs routed Oklahoma 15-3 in seven innings Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament. The Horned Frogs (30-25) will likely need to win out in Oklahoma City to reach the NCAA Tournament. Zach Humphries...

Runaway barges crash into Oklahoma dam and quickly sink

May. 23, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two unmanned barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma crashed into a dam hours later and sank Thursday, and they didn't cause the structure to fail, which officials feared might happen. The barges carrying about 3,800 pounds (1,725 kilograms) of phosphate...

Kansas outlasts K-State 15-14 in 11 innings

May. 23, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Brett Vosik had three hits and four RBIs and Kansas rallied for four runs in the bottom of the 11th inning to stun Kansas State 15-14 on Thursday in the Big 12 Tournament. James Cosentino drilled a two-out fly ball to the base of the center field wall to knock in the winning run for...

Prosecutor to decide if police who shot kids can be charged

May. 23, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

HUGO, Oklahoma (AP) — A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges. The Hugo police officers opened fire April 26, wounding 21-year-old William...

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

May. 23, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, causing heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and leaving many people trapped in the wreckage of their homes. The service reported that a "confirmed...