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UPDATE: At least 51 killed by tornado in Moore
A large tornado ripped out sections of Moore Monday afternoon leaving a path of destruction of wrecked homes and businesses, according to the Oklahoma Office of Emergency Management.
UPDATE: Tornado touches portions of Edmond
Roger Williams and his wife Shellie, residents in Edmond’s Thornbrooke neighborhood since 2004, were watching the weather reports Sunday as a large storm approached the city.
When they heard reports that a tornado was spotted near Broadway and 15th Street, then Broadway and 33rd Street, the couple and their son Ethan, 11, took cover in a reinforced interior closet. After they closed the door it got eerily quiet, like being in the eye of a hurricane, Roger said. As the tornado passed by, they could hear a few bangs outside.
“I was kind of scared,” Ethan said.
SLIDESHOW: Tornado strikes I-35 area of Edmond
A violent tornado ripped trees out of the ground as it dropped into southern Edmond late Sunday afternoon along areas east and west of Interstate 35 from 15th Street to 33rd Street, according to various reports. Damage in Edmond is confirmed by the city and included blown out windows at the brand new Mercy I-35 facility that was scheduled to open later this year. Hail also peppered northwest Edmond during the violent storm event.
UPDATE: Logan Co. Sheriff's Office cancels Silver Alert
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for Mary Francis Gregory, 77.
Gregory was attempting to go from her residence in Kingfisher County to a beauty shop in Logan County when she became disoriented, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
Francis Tuttle CareerTech evacuates students
Francis Tuttle Technology Center, at 12777 N. Rockwell Ave., was evacuated this morning due to an alleged bomb threat.
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s deputies have responded, said Oklahoma City Police Master Sgt. Gary Knight.
Police capture suspect in Boston bombings
Police pinned down the Boston Marathon terror suspect in a small boat in a suburban Watertown backyard Friday night, exchanging gunfire before bringing him out wounded but alive, ending a day-long massive manhunt.
"We got him," tweeted Boston Mayor Thomas Manino.
Possible suspect identified in Boston bombing
Investigators of the Boston bombing believe they have found a possible suspect, according to CNN, citing anonymous sources close to the case.
LIVE UPDATES: 2 dead, 22 injured in Boston Marathon explosions
Get live updates on the explosions at the end of the Boston Marathon on Monday, courtesy of boston.com.
Sheriff’s office investigates bomb threat at county courthouse
A suspicious bag found inside a county building after a reported bomb threat contained trash, Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Myers said.
Members of the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office investigated the mid-day report of a bomb threat at the county courthouse in downtown Oklahoma City, Myers said. The county bomb squad cleared the suspicious bag found inside an annex to the main county building, Myers said.
Cardinals name Argentine cardinal as pope
White smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel Wednesday afternoon to signal the election of the next pope. The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica tolled to confirm the new pontiff, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. Bergoglio has chosen the name Francis.
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