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March 28th, 2015

2015 Progress Special Sections Published in Weekend Edition

March 28, 2015

The 2015 Progress special sections highlighting business, education, health and tourism/government was published in our weekend edition today. Check it out.

March 27th

Bridge toward Monroe closed

March 27, 2015

The Highway 83 overpass east of Highway 59, approximately a half mile down, has been shut down.

The bridge crosses over the Kansas City southern railroad tracks and has structural deficiencies, according to authorities, and is unsafe for travel. The damage was noticed Friday while the Oklahoma Department of Transportation was filling potholes.

The bridge will be closed until ODOT can do repairs, although how long the overpass will remain closed is unknown until engineers access the damage.

Low oil prices force 2 Oklahoma companies to cut jobs

March 27, 2015

SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) — Two oil and gas companies are cutting jobs in Oklahoma due to a decline in oil and natural gas prices.

According to reports, Ohio-based Worthington Industries cut 40 jobs at its Skiatook plant Tuesday, and Samson Resource Co. confirmed Thursday that it is laying off 196 employees from its Tulsa headquarters.

The Skiatook plant, which manufactures horizontal heated and high pressure separators used to separate oilfield fluids and gas, employs about 100 people.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Has Kentucky even reached their peak yet?

March 27, 2015

Find out how Kentucky dominated West Virginia and more.

March 26th

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

March 26, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.

Tens of thousands of Oklahoma residents were without power early Thursday as officials assessed the damage.

Tulsa County Sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey said one person was killed in the mobile home park in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, which he said could accommodate 40 to 50 trailers.

March 25th

Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued, severe weather possible

March 25, 2015

National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for LeFlore County until 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Radar showed scattered showers and thunderstorms, some which have become severe with quarter size hail reported. Storms are expected to race northeast around 50 mph as a cold front approaches. Numerous thunderstorms will continue to become severe, NWS said.

March 24th

Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued

March 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for parts of Latimer and LeFlore County in southeastern Oklahoma.

Severe thunderstorms were located near Red Oaks and Damon, moving southeast at 20 mph. Hazards with this storm include quarter size hail. Damage is expected for vehicles.

Locations near the path of this storm include Red Oak, Yanush, Bengal, Talimena State Park, Summerfield, Talihina and possibly Heavener.

NWS suggests, for your protection, to move to an interior room of your home or the lowest floor of a building.

NWS: Severe storms set for tonight, into Wednesday

March 24, 2015

The National Weather Service in Tulsa has released a hazardous weather outlook into Tuesday night and Wednesday for southeastern Oklahoma.

For Tuesday (March 24) afternoon and night, warm temperatures, low humidity values and gusty southwest wings will create an elevated danger of wildfires into the afternoon, especially near Interstate 44.

Trendy Tuesday

March 24, 2015

Here's a recap of what's trending around the web this Tuesday.

• Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed to reduce risk of cancer

• Lil' Chris TV personality and singer found dead in Lowestoft, Suffolk

• Black box found at crash site of Germanwings jet carrying 150 people in France

• Ted Cruz officially announces run for presidency

• SeaWorld is combating criticism after their new ad in the wake of Blackfish documentary

• Facebook may host articles on their networking site

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Germanwings Flight 9525 Crashes in French Alps With 150 People Onboard

March 24, 2015

An Airbus with 150 people onboard crashed in the southern French Alps on Tuesday, officials said. The A320, operated by Lufthansa’s budget airline Germanwings, was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and went down in the Digne region of the Alps-De-Haute Province, according to Reuters. There were 144 passengers, two pilots and four crew members, Germanwings said.

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