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Missouri State Parks: don't use eclipse glasses agency sold

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Parks officials say they can't verify that solar eclipse glasses the agency sold meet safety standards and are warning people not to use them. The agency on Friday warned people not to use PMS Promo Mart...

 

Invasive zebra mussels found in Tuttle Creek Reservoir

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The state Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says invasive zebra mussels have been found in Tuttle Creek Reservoir. The 12,500-acre U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake is a popular recreation area six miles north of...

 

Wild black bear population grows in Kansas

Wichita, Kan. (AP) — Wildlife experts say black bears wandering into Kansas from Missouri and Oklahoma will likely become established residents of the state within the next decade. Two bears in southeast Kansas and one along the Colorado border...

 

Storms bring rain, flooding to parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) — Thunderstorms will bring another round of heavy rain to parts of western Oklahoma, and low-lying areas of Oklahoma and Arkansas are experiencing flooding due to thunderstorms. The National Weather Service said a flood warning...

 

Oklahoma governor declares emergency after severe storms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has issued an emergency declaration for four northeastern Oklahoma counties that were affected by tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding last weekend. The Aug. 5-6 storms damaged more than...

 

Oklahoma installs new earthquake software

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma transportation officials have installed a monitoring service to help prioritize bridge inspections after earthquakes. The ShakeCast software is the final stage in a two-year contract with the private firm...

 

The Latest: 30 treated at St. Francis Hospital after tornado

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a tornado that struck Tulsa, Oklahoma. (all times local): 5:20 p.m. St. Francis Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Landwerlin says about 30 people have been treated at the hospital's trauma center and three were admitted...

 
 By Tim Talley    Regional    August 6, 2017

10 businesses in Tulsa condemned following tornado damage

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Ten businesses in a Tulsa shopping district were so badly damaged by a weekend tornado that they have been condemned, including the TGI Fridays and Whataburger restaurants where several people were injured, city officials said...

 

Oklahoma cites several counties for water systems violations

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — In the last two years, Oklahoma has cited several counties for health violations at 36 water systems. The violators in Cleveland, Canadian and Oklahoma counties range from those who operate single-well systems serving a...

 
 By Ken Miller    Regional    August 4, 2017

Oklahoma City-area earthquakes prompt new investigation

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Utility regulators and geologists said Thursday they suspect a series of earthquakes in the Oklahoma City metro area — home to about a third of Oklahoma's population — which knocked out electricity to some residents in the...

 

The Latest: 7 earthquakes hit Oklahoma City area in 3 days

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the recent cluster of earthquakes in central Oklahoma. (all times local): 1:40 p.m. At least seven earthquakes have struck the Oklahoma City area in the last three days, including one that knocked out electrical...

 

Several small earthquakes recorded in central Oklahoma

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — At least five small earthquakes have been recorded in central Oklahoma by the U.S. Geological Survey. The quakes struck Tuesday night and Wednesday just east of Edmond, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) northeast of Oklahoma...

 

EPA: Oklahoma property among nation's most contaminated

MIDWEST CITY, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add a property in central Oklahoma to the Superfund program's list of most contaminated sites. The EPA announced Monday its intent to add Eagle Industries in the...

 

Summer heat to rise above normal in Oklahoma, Arkansas

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas are bracing for some of the hottest temperatures so far this summer. The National Weather Service says high temperatures during the upcoming work week will rise to above normal levels for this...

 

Researchers know about some deadly storms early with system

Researchers running highly detailed simulations using satellite images, radar and ground-based weather stations were able to predict a specific violent storm 90 minutes before it hit a western Oklahoma town and killed a man two months ago. The...

 

Earthquakes rumble central Oklahoma but no reports of damage

STROUD, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says several earthquakes struck central Oklahoma Friday morning, including one with a preliminary magnitude of 4.2. State and local emergency management officials said there have been no reports of...

 

3.5 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of northern Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Okla. (AP) — An earthquake has shaken parts of northern Oklahoma. The US Geological Survey says the 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded at 10:22 a.m. Thursday about four miles south-southwest of Medford in Grant County. The quake...

 

Oklahoma governor seeks disaster aid after May severe storms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking federal disaster aid for 16 Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms and tornadoes in May. Storms that swept across the state May 16-20 caused extensive flooding, power outages and dangerous...

 

Bald eagle released back into wild in Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A bald eagle that was rescued earlier this year by Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office deputies has been set free. KSNW-TV reports http://bit.ly/2terGqS the bird was released back into the wild Tuesday near K-42 highway and the...

 

50 concrete pyramids sunk in Gulf for Texas artificial reef

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Officials say 50 concrete pyramids have been sunk in the Gulf of Mexico off South Texas as part of an artificial reef to increase fish habitat. The project, backed by the group Friends of RGV Reef, involves marine...

 

Feds release long-awaited recovery plan for Mexican wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — After repeated failures over decades, U.S. wildlife officials have finally drafted a recovery plan for endangered wolves that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife...

 

Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties to suffer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor and southern U.S. counties will get hit hardest by global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind detailed projection of potential climate change effects at the local level. The study, published Thursday in the journal...

 

US Geological Survey records small earthquakes in Oklahoma

RED ROCK, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded three small earthquakes across northern Oklahoma. No injuries or damage are reported. The largest quake was a magnitude 3.3 temblor at 1:07 a.m. Tuesday near Red Rock, about 70 miles...

 

Long lines help monitor fish at newest Texas artificial reef

PORT O'CONNOR, Texas (AP) — Sometimes, a lab is a boat and fish are the test subjects. The Victoria Advocate reports researchers with the Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi recently put out long...

 

14 more Oklahoma lakes have elevated mercury levels in fish

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State environmental officials say elevated mercury levels in fish have been found in 14 more lakes in Oklahoma than last year. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality plans a public meeting for Tuesday to discuss the...

 

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