Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center employees participated in weapons of mass destruction and mass casualty training this [ March 31] morning. The training was provided by the OSU Fire Service Training Center.
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The 2015 LeFlore County Baseball Tournament seeding meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Wednesday inside the lobby of the Howe Gym as the Lions are this yearâ€™s host school.
Howe coach Jon Sockey said the decision to wait until Wednesday to seed the tournament instead of doing it last week as it likely would have been was due to allowing the teams to get an extra game or two under their belts.
Thursdayâ€™s edition will have the outcome of the seeding meeting, with the bracket appearing in Saturdayâ€™s edition. The tournament will begin Monday.
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.
SKIATOOK, Okla. (AP) â€” 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.
Due to the rain Wednesday night, practices tonight for the 36th Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger at Tri-State Speedwayâ€‹ have been canceled.
Drivers and fans traveling from out of town are welcome to park in the parking lot tonight.
Races will start Friday, with pit gates opening at 4 p.m. and grandstands at 5 p.m.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) â€” 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.
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.