Oklahoma News

Small Quake Shakes Central Oklahoma

An earthquake has rattled part of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded about 8:13 a.m. Sunday about four miles east-southeast of Jones in Oklahoma County. Geologists say the temblor occurred at a depth …

Heavy Rainfall Impacts Shipping at Oklahoma Port

Heavy rainfall in northeastern Oklahoma has impacted waterway shipping along the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and the Tulsa Port of Catoosa. Bob Portiss, director at the Port of Catoosa, says shipping ground to a halt along the nation’s most …

Deadline to File Flood Insurance Claims in Oklahoma Extended

Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner says property owners who experienced flood damage during heavy rainfall in May and June have more time to file insurance claims. Commissioner John Doak said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has given National Flood Insurance Program policyholders …

Disaster Aid Approved For More Oklahoma Counties

The federal government has approved disaster assistance for nine more Oklahoma counties following a series of severe storms. Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had accepted her request for aid, raising the number of …

Farmers Expects $80 Million in Claims from May Storms

Storms moving through multiple states at the end of May including Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas, have resulted in more than 9,000 claims already filed across multiple states for Farmers Insurance. Farmers expects to see nearly 15,000 claims across nine …

California Sandwich Maker Recalls 213,000 Pounds of Meat

Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reported that chicken, beef and pork products were …

M3.3 Quake Shakes Part of Northern Oklahoma

Parts of northern Oklahoma have been shaken by an earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 3.3 temblor was recorded at 10:20 a.m. Sunday less than 11 miles southeast of Tonkawa in Kay County near the Kansas border. Geologists …

New Law in Oklahoma Sets Requirements for Public Adjusters

Oklahoma’s governor has signed legislation proposed by the state insurance department that specifies certain required and prohibited actions of public adjusters. According to Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, Senate Bill 439, signed by Gov. Mary Fallin aims to protect Oklahoma storm …

Coalition Wants Well Moratorium in Oklahoma Earthquake Areas

A coalition of environmental and grassroots organizations is calling for a moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells by the oil and natural gas industry in areas where they may trigger earthquakes. Members of the coalition traveled to the …

Oklahoma Texting While Driving Ban Signed by Governor

Gov. Mary Fallin added her signature to legislation that makes it illegal to text message while driving in Oklahoma and then issued a challenge to the state’s motorists. “Don’t text and drive in the state of Oklahoma,” Fallin said. “We …