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Audio now available from meteorology panel

Audio now available from meteorology panel
In June, KOAM and Fox 14 Chief Meteorologist Doug Heady took part in a panel at an American Meteorological Society conference.  The panel discussed a wide range of topics, including what went right, tornado sirens, public apathy, a historical perspective, message confusion and much more. The panel – “Communicating Disaster: Insights, Lessons, and Lingering Questions From the Deadliest... 

Escaped inmate considered armed and dangerous

Escaped inmate considered armed and dangerous
News release issued by Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office On the morning of 7-8-2011 at approx. 0940 Hours Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department Corrections officers were escorting several inmates from the Ottawa County Courthouse back to the Ottawa County Jail. Inmate Herman Daniel Jones DOB: 11-25-1988, was handcuffed to a long chain, which was attached to several other inmates as they were... 
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Officials investigate death of man in Grand Lake

Officials investigate death of man in Grand Lake
Oklahoma authorities investigate the death of a man at Grand Lake. Grand River Dam Authority Police say they recovered the body of Tommy L. Kaneer from the waters of Grand Lake early on Sunday, July 3rd. According to witnesses, Kaneer was last seen floating on a piece of styrofoam around 4PM Saturday, when he rolled off the foam, went under the water, and did not resurface. Witnesses say the man... 
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Miami hosts 4th of July extravaganza

Miami hosts 4th of July extravaganza
Reported July 4, 2011 at 4:53 PM CST:  The citizens of Miami, Oklahoma know what its like to recover from a disaster.  Their 4th of July celebration did not happen in 2007 because of severe flooding. One-third of the town was submerged under water.  Most of the south side of the city was evacuated.  The flooding damage in Miami was less severe compared to the devastation in Joplin, however, residents... 
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