WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer says a sixth person has died as a result of injuries suffered in a deadly tornado.
Lehenbauer said Monday that the man died Sunday night in an Amarillo, Texas, hospital where he was taken following the early Sunday morning twister that hit Woodward. The man's name and age were not released.
Two men and three children were also killed in the tornado that was part of a storm system that stretched from Texas to Minnesota and spawned more than 120 twisters.
LAMAR, Okla. (AP) — A small earthquake has been reported in east-central Oklahoma.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.0-magnitude quake struck about 12:35 a.m. Saturday 7 miles east-southeast of Lamar in Hughes County. Lamar is about 74 miles south of Tulsa.
A sheriff's office dispatcher said she wasn't aware of any injuries or damage being reported. Emergency Management Director John Roberts said the only reports he had received from the area were from the media.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities say search and rescue crews are combing an area of northwest Oklahoma around the towns of Woodward and Tangier after a tornado just after midnight, local time, left five people confirmed dead and several others injured.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said early Sunday that state medical examiner's office had confirmed the fatalities in the Woodward area.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Pre-dawn tornado sirens have sounded in Oklahoma City. Forecasters say they're just an early signal of what could be a day of "life-threatening" weather in the nation's midsection.
The most dangerous conditions are projected for late Saturday afternoon between Oklahoma City and Salina, Kan. Forecasters say other areas also could see severe storms with baseball-sized hail and winds of up to 70 mph.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A defense attorney says a man facing murder and hate crime charges in a Tulsa shooting spree that killed three people and terrorized the city's black community wasn't motivated by race.
Attorney Clark Brewster said Friday that he's agreed to represent 19-year-old Jake England, who is charged along with his roommate in the Easter weekend shootings. Police say England and 33-year-old Alvin Watts have confessed, England to shooting three people and Watts to shooting two.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Candidate filing has ended for this year's round of elections for Congress, the Legislature and other elective positions.
The three-day filing period ended Friday with 275 candidates turning in paperwork to officials at the State Election Board to have their names placed on election ballots.
Ten candidates filed for eastern Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District, including six Republicans, three Democrats and an independent. U.S. Rep. Dan Boren, the lone Democrat in the state's congressional delegation, is stepping down after four terms.