Latest Oklahoma Highway Patrol News

Police kill man after shots fired at vehicles on interstate

Jun. 10, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Police in Oklahoma City say they fatally shot a man who was shooting at vehicles along an interstate. Investigators say at least four vehicles on Interstate 35 were struck by gunfire Monday morning before police and the shooter exchanged fire. There have been no reports of injuries to...

Man drowns in Oklahoma lake in rescue of girl who survived

May. 28, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

VERDEN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 34-year-old man has drowned in a southwestern Oklahoma lake while helping to save a girl who survived. Troopers say the body of Zachary A. Tryon of Chickasha was recovered at 8:18 p.m. Monday from Lake Chickasha, about 40 miles (65 kilometers)...

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...

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...

The Latest: Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns

May. 23, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 10 p.m. Tornadoes have touched down near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive twister that devastated the city and killed 161 people there. Jasper County Emergency Management Director...