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May 31 Oklahoma storms death toll rises to 22

June 13, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma medical examiner's office has confirmed a 22nd fatality from the May 31 tornadoes and flash floods after a girl's body was recovered from the Oklahoma River.

The office said Thursday the cause of the girl's death has not been determined.

Oklahoma City Fire Department Deputy Chief Marc Woodard says the girl's body was recovered Wednesday in Oklahoma City, about two miles from where she and her family sheltered from the tornado in a storm drain. Woodard says she hasn't been formally identified.

Court sides with Oklahoma in Red River dispute

June 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday decisively sided with Oklahoma and rejected Texas' claim that it has a right under a 30-year-old agreement to cross their common border for water to serve the fast-growing Fort Worth area.

The justices unanimously said that the Red River Compact "creates no cross-border rights in Texas."

The case concerns a dispute over access to southeastern Oklahoma tributaries of the Red River that separates Oklahoma and Texas.

Separate accidents claim the lives of two county men

June 13, 2013

Two men were killed Wednesday afternoon in separate motorcycle accidents that occurred at about the same time. One accident was south of Hodgen and the other in Poteau.
A Heavener man was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon when another vehicle struck him.
Rick Ford, 56, of Heavener, was driving a 2007 Yamaha Motorcycle north on U.S. Highway 59 near Stapp Zoe at about 5:15 p.m. when the accident occurred.

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