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Dazed Texas county sifts through homes mangled by tornado in powerful storms that killed over 15 across the South

Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington said there's “just a trail of debris left” in the area bordering Oklahoma where the dead included two...

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At least 15 dead after storms hit Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas with severe weather expected to head east

By Monday, forecasters said, the greatest risk would shift to the east, covering a broad swath of the country from Alabama to near New York City.

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5 massive turbines crumpled as Iowa wind farm suffers rare direct hit from powerful tornado

Several of the turbines at MidAmerican Energy Company's Orient wind farm recorded wind speeds of more than 100 mph.

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$30 million cash caper in LA sparks cascade of speculation—'For that kind of money, you don’t just walk in and walk out with it,' security expert says

The heist has sparked comparisons to the film, "Heat," starring Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino.

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‘These cows you see dead are worth between $2,500 and $3,000 apiece’: Texas ranchers pick up the pieces after wildfire

Ranchers and state officials do not yet know the overall number of cattle killed in wildfires that have burned 1,950 square miles

02.03.2024 40

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Oklahoma sent bonuses to elementary and special education teachers of up to $50,000. Then it asked for them back

“I don't obviously have the money to pay it back by the end of February. I came home the day I found out and just cried for two days straight."

30.01.2024 4

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Oklahoma City voters approve hiking sales tax to pay for new $1 billion arena for NBA’s Thunder, despite economists’ warnings

Taxpayers voted in an additional 1% sales tax over six years despite some economists' arguments that the arena would have no impact on growth.

13.12.2023 7

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Oklahoma City will vote on a 6-year 1% sales tax to build a $1 billion arena for NBA’s Thunder. One expert calls it ‘by far the worst stadium deal I’ve ever seen’

"Whoever negotiated this for the city of Oklahoma City should be fired for incompetence," said one economist who studies stadium development.

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Native Americans rip Mattel for Wilma Mankiller Barbie that says 'Chicken' instead of 'Cherokee'

A Mattel spokesperson said the company is aware of the problem with the syllabary and is “discussing options.” Mattel did not consult with the...

05.12.2023 10

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Oklahoma inmate used stimulus check to hire a private investigator and prove his innocence

Now that he's free, 65-year-old Ricky Dority is learning to use a smartphone and the television remote control. He's thankful to the Innocence...

12.10.2023 2

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Oklahoma inmate used COVID pandemic relief funds to hire a private investigator and clear his name of murder

The investigator found inconsistencies in the state's account of a 1997 cold-case killing.

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