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Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 6:23 am


Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over guns

A hundred Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students to head by bus to Florida's capital to urge lawmakers to act to prevent a repeat of massacre that claimed 17 lives.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 6:23 am


15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire

A 15-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student who was shot five times during the massacre is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 6:23 am


Rhode Island marks 15 years since 100 killed in club fire

Rhode Island is marking the 15th anniversary of a nightclub fire that killed 100 people and injured more than 200 others.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 6:22 am


Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bid

A special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 6:13 am


Trump focus on mental health after school shooting denounced

The U.S. medical community is voicing mounting frustration over the Trump administration's focus on mental illness to fight mass violence.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:52 am


Stuck in an opioids crisis, officials turn to acupuncture

Ancient acupuncture is increasingly used as weapon in the nation's struggle with opioids.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:52 am


Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:52 am


Idaho lawmaker not sorry for yelling 'abortion is murder'

An ethics complaint has been filed against an Idaho state senator after a tweet from an account purported to be the Republican lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:52 am


Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn't hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters' genetic or metabolic makeup.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:52 am


School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

The school shooting in Florida that left 17 people dead appears to be the first major tragedy of its kind in which students were sharing horrific images in near-real time with young people elsewhere.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 5:43 am


The Latest: Weather officials: 3 twisters hit North Texas

The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest (all times local):

Published on 21 February 2018 | 4:48 am


News Minute: Here is the latest Oklahoma news from The Associated Press at 9:40 p.m. CST

An Oklahoma City woman is facing a murder charge after authorities say she gave fentanyl to a man who died from an overdose of the drug. Oklahoma County court records show a second-degree murder charge was filed Friday...

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:43 am


Over a Dozen OKC Storage Units Burglarized

With losses reported at nearly $50,000, Sunny Lane RV and Boat Storage reports 14 of their units were broken into Saturday morning. 

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:26 am


Road Crews Working Around The Clock In OKC

Oklahoma City has 17 salt trucks, that have been spreading salt along the city’s snow route since Tuesday.  

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:22 am


Metro School Districts Cancel Classes

Several metro school districts including Edmond Public Schools canceled classes for February 21 due to inclement weather.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 3:18 am


USGS: 3.2 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded In Kingfisher Co.

A small earthquake shook up residents in Kingfisher County, Tuesday evening. 

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:47 am


Weather Update: Travel Advisory In Effect; More Wintry Precipitation Likely Wednesday

An Arctic front that brought storms, gusty wind and hail to parts of central Oklahoma is now bringing freezing rain and sleet -- and that is causing road conditions to deteriorate across the Oklahoma City metro area. KWTV meteorologist Matt Mahler says road temperatures have fallen below freezing, meaning that anything falling will stick. He added that roads are particularly bad as of 10:15 a.m. west of the metro in Canadian County. Temperatures will stay below freezing throughout t...

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:38 am


Tulsa Race Riot Centennial Commission Unveils New School Curriculum

Almost 100 years after race riots devastated Tulsa's Greenwood District, Oklahomans are still learning from the tragic events.

Published on 21 February 2018 | 12:16 am


Board Of Equalization Reports Higher Revenues; State Still In Budget Hole

Good news and bad news out of the state Capitol. The good news is revenues are higher than expected. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:57 pm


One-On-One With Acting OKCPS Superintendent Rebecca Kaye

Despite new leadership, don't expect a big change in direction at Oklahoma City Public Schools. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 10:39 pm


Authorities Safely Locate Muskogee Baby Taken By Father

Authorities say they have safely located a 6-month-old Muskogee boy, reported missing on Tuesday.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:40 pm


Oklahoma woman who gave fentanyl patch charged with murder

A 58-year-old Oklahoma City woman is facing a murder charge after authorities say she gave fentanyl to a man who died from an overdose of the drug.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:38 pm


Florida Legislators Won't Hear Assault Rifle Ban Bill

Less than a week after 17 people were fatally shot at a Florida high school, the state House has voted down a motion to take up a bill that would ban assault rifles, effectively killing the measure for this session. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 9:13 pm


Oil spill cleanup underway in suburban Oklahoma City

A spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup is underway in suburban Oklahoma City where about 2,000 barrels of oil spilled from a ruptured pipeline.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 8:04 pm


Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To California Law On Waiting Period For Gun Purchase

The Supreme Court has rejected two challenges by guns rights groups to California laws regulating firearms' sales. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 6:39 pm


Revenue Numbers Show Mixed Bag For Oklahoma Budget

Revenue collections are continuing to climb as Oklahoma emerges from an economic recession, but finance officials say state legislators still will have a $167 million hole to fill in next year's budget because of increasing obligations.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 6:08 pm


Revenue numbers show mixed bag for Oklahoma budget

Revenue collections are continuing to climb as Oklahoma emerges from an economic recession, but finance officials say state legislators still will have a $167 million hole to fill in next year's budget because of...

Published on 20 February 2018 | 5:29 pm


Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

A storm system stretching from Texas to the Great Lakes states with risks of flooding, freezing rain and snow is causing fatal accidents and forcing schools to close.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 5:23 pm


Advocacy Groups Say Proposed Cigarette Tax Hike Is Not Enough

Health care advocacy groups said a proposed hike in cigarette tax isn't enough.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:17 pm


No Injuries Reported After Wheatland House Fire

No one was hurt after an overnight Wheatland house fire. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 1:59 pm


DPS Settles With Deaf Man After Traffic Stop Altercation

A deaf man left bruised after an Oklahoma Highway Patrol traffic stop in 2014 is now walking away with a hefty settlement. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 1:43 pm


Local School Tries To Snuff Out Vaping

A metro middle school is trying to snuff out vaping.  Incidents are on the rise, especially with a new device called the Juul. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 1:25 pm


Jenks Lawmaker Outlines New Guideline For Daily Prayer

A new guideline over which kinds of faith leaders can address state lawmakers is causing outcry from religious leaders. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 1:20 pm


Bald Eagle Recovering In Tulsa After Found Shot In Delaware County

A bald eagle is recovering at the Tulsa Zoo after Oklahoma game wardens say she was wounded in a shooting. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 8:19 am


Garvin Co. Sheriff's Office Identify Suspect In Bomb Threat Investigation

A California man is in the Garvin County Jail after a bizarre series of events outside a convenience store Monday afternoon in Lindsay.  

Published on 20 February 2018 | 4:40 am


Why Are Metro Students Making School Threats?

After the deadly shooting in Florida last week, there have been eight reported school threats in the Oklahoma City metro.  

Published on 20 February 2018 | 3:42 am


Should Oklahoma Say "Good Night" To Daylight Saving Time?

A committee of the Oklahoma State Senate passes a bill that would make time changes a thing of the past.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 3:38 am


Thief Targets Moore Motorcycle Repair Shop

South Side Sleds is missing it’s motorcycle trailer, worth about $6,000. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 3:33 am


OHP Bomb Squad Investigates Threat At Lindsay Convenience Store

The bomb squad has been called to investigate a bomb threat at a convenience store in the town of Lindsay, Monday afternoon.

Published on 20 February 2018 | 2:09 am


Frustrated Teachers Consider Walkout, Shutdown For Pay Raises

Momentum is growing for a teacher walk out or school shutdown. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:37 am


State House Passes 2018 Budget

The State House of Representatives closed the books on fiscal year 2018 with cuts to all state agencies. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:31 am


Breanne Bell Act To Protect Disabled Adults From Sex Abuse

A law to protect people with disabilities is making its way through the state Capitol. 

Published on 20 February 2018 | 12:16 am


Human Remains Discovered In Area Where Missing McAlester Woman's Purse Was Found

The Pittsburg County sheriff says human remains have been discovered in the same area where a missing woman's purse was found early last year. 

Published on 19 February 2018 | 11:09 pm


News 9 Flashback: Oklahoma Teachers Walked Out To Support Funding In 1990

They said they were going to do it, and they did. Back in 1990, thousands of Oklahoma school teachers walked out of the classroom and onto the picket line, rallying support for HB1017 to increase funding for education across the Sooner State by $230 million. Teachers marched around the state Capitol for five hours that day. Twenty-eight years ago, Oklahoma ranked 46th in funding for education and 49th in teacher salaries. Almost half the districts statewide complied with the walko...

Published on 19 February 2018 | 10:56 pm


Cleanup Continues After Oil Spill In NW OKC

Crews continue to remove oil from a Northwest Oklahoma City pond following a pipeline leak. 

Published on 19 February 2018 | 10:34 pm


Major GOP Donor Says He Won't Fund Politicians Who Oppose Assault Weapons Ban

A major Republican donor in Florida is threatening to cut off funding to politicians who oppose a ban on assault weapons. 

Published on 19 February 2018 | 9:27 pm


Lankford Discusses Gun Control After Florida Mass Shooting

Sen. James Lankford spoke out on the need for more extensive background checks.

Published on 19 February 2018 | 12:45 pm


Oklahoma man arrested in death of wife following fight

An Oklahoma man who allegedly supplied his wife with methamphetamine and then bound her after she became combative has been arrested following her death.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 7:06 pm


Oil spills into pond near central Oklahoma neighborhood

Authorities say oil from a broken pipeline has spilled into a pond near a central Oklahoma neighborhood.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 5:34 pm


Man shot and killed during lengthy standoff in Oklahoma

Authorities say a man is dead following a lengthy standoff with sheriff's deputies in northeastern Oklahoma.

Published on 18 February 2018 | 3:50 pm


Oklahoma official says rail used by Amtrak is compliant

An Oklahoma transportation official says rail used by Amtrak for the Heartland Flyer that runs daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, complies with a new speed control system.

Published on 17 February 2018 | 6:36 pm


EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for trips over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruitt's home city of Tulsa.

Published on 16 February 2018 | 10:32 pm


Hunger Advocates Worry About Possible SNAP Changes

The White House says the changes to the food stamps program will save money, but hunger advocates are worried it will make things harder. 

Published on 15 February 2018 | 2:03 pm


Advocate For The Elderly Calls For Gov. Fallin's Resignation

An advocate for the elderly is calling for the governor’s resignation after, he says, the governor blew him off while state agencies broke laws and regulations.  

Published on 15 February 2018 | 12:45 am


Mayor-Elect David Holt Talks Job Expectations

David Holt told News 9 he was physically exhausted Wednesday, but mentally and emotionally still on a high following Tuesday's landslide victory, earning him the right to succeed Mick Cornett, the 14-year mayor for whom Holt once served as chief of staff. 

Published on 15 February 2018 | 12:07 am


Doerflinger Resigns After Police Records Detail Alleged Domestic Violence Complaints

Preston Doerflinger resigned as interim commissioner of the state Department of Health on Tuesday. 

Published on 14 February 2018 | 1:11 pm


David Holt Elected Next Mayor Of OKC

Voters have elected David Holt as Oklahoma City’s next mayor. 

Published on 14 February 2018 | 4:23 am


Republican Wins Oklahoma Senate Seat

A Republican state representative has been elected to a state Senate vacancy to represent a northwestern Oklahoma district. 

Published on 14 February 2018 | 2:54 am


9 Investigates: Oklahoma Children Face More Adverse Experiences Than Most

By all accounts, Kendra Adams is an excellent mother to her 5-year-old twins. Adams has homeschooled her kids and taken her role as teacher quite seriously. 

Published on 13 February 2018 | 4:56 pm


Experts Finding Ways To Counter Negative Effects Of Childhood Traumas

Experts in developmental and behavioral pediatrics, including researchers at the OU Health Sciences Center, have put their finger on a potentially powerful counterbalance to the negative effects of childhood adversity. 

Published on 9 February 2018 | 11:14 pm


Creationist's Speech Canceled At UCO

An Oklahoma university has cancelled a planned speech by the founder of a Kentucky museum dedicated to creationism.

Published on 9 February 2018 | 1:42 am


Tulsa, Jenks Students Face Rape Charges

Tulsa Police Department just wrapped up a rape investigation involving several Green County high school students. 

Published on 2 February 2018 | 4:49 am


Former OKCPS Interim Superintendent On Job Challenges

Because there have been more than a dozen superintendents in the last three decades at Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS), News 9 reached out to those who previously held the position to learn more about the challenges that come along with the job.

Published on 2 February 2018 | 3:16 am


Broken Arrow Schools Employ Machine To Tackle Flu

This year's deadly flu outbreak has already claimed the life of an Oklahoma educator.

Published on 2 February 2018 | 2:29 am


Two Local Elementary Schools Get High Tech Upgrades

Kids are becoming tech savvy at younger ages each year, but two Putnam City elementary schools are using that to their advantage.

Published on 31 January 2018 | 11:21 pm


OKC District Not Talking After Superintendent Quits

Oklahoma City Public Schools have lost another superintendent, the eleventh to resign since 2000. Aurora Lora stepped down last night, just one week after blasting the school board on social media and less than two years after she was hired.

Published on 31 January 2018 | 10:32 pm


OKCPS Chief Of Staff To Be Acting Superintendent After Lora's Resignation

Aurora Lora is out as superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools. 

Published on 31 January 2018 | 1:50 pm


OKCPS Board Accepts Superintendent Lora's Resignation

Oklahoma City Public Schools Superintendent Aurora Lora has submitted her resignation, a district spokesperson announced Tuesday.

Published on 31 January 2018 | 4:30 am


Society Of Women Engineers Inspires Area Students

A group of budding engineers is spending the weekend learning from the industry's finest.

Published on 28 January 2018 | 4:44 am


Green Country Students Build Underwater Robots

Nearly 200 students in Green Country are spending this weekend building robots.

Published on 28 January 2018 | 4:00 am


Your 2 Cents: FBI Says Texts Between Agent, Lawyer Are Missing

The FBI alerted Congress they can't recover five months of texts between a top agent and his mistress, an FBI Attorney, both part of the Trump Russia investigation. 

Published on 25 January 2018 | 4:15 am


My 2 Cents: FBI Says Texts Between Agent, Lawyer Are Missing

You've got to be kidding me, how many times are we going to be told by top people in the Federal Government, “Oh sorry, we lost all that evidence.” 

Published on 24 January 2018 | 4:01 am


Your 2 Cents: Physician Says President In Excellent Health

After physical and cognitive exams, the presidential physician declares President Trump is in excellent health and fit to serve the rest of his term, and another if he wins re-election.

Published on 18 January 2018 | 4:06 am


My 2 Cents: Physician Says President In Excellent Health

Some of President Trump's detractors have started attacking him on the basis that he's "unfit for office". 

Published on 17 January 2018 | 4:07 am


My 2 Cents: False Alarm Sends Hawaii Residents Into Panic

I don't remember exactly how the headline read Saturday, but the gist of it was "Hawaiians panic after false missile warning". 

Published on 16 January 2018 | 4:13 am


My 2 Cents: Non-Partisan Group To Unveil Vision Of State's Future

I asked Monday night, who will be the leaders to come forward with bold ideas and cast a vision to take Oklahoma into the future, like local leaders did with the Maps program. 

Published on 11 January 2018 | 3:46 am


Your 2 Cents: Time For Oklahoma To Live Up To Its Potential

It's time for some legislators to step forward and lead Oklahoma out of this malaise with bold ideas and a vision of what Oklahoma can become. 

Published on 10 January 2018 | 4:14 am


My 2 Cents: Time For Oklahoma To Live Up To Its Potential

Is this Oklahoma's United Airlines moment? 

Published on 9 January 2018 | 4:35 am


Your 2 Cents: President Gains Spotlight For Wrong Reasons

President Trump needs to knock off the silly and reckless comments on Twitter and in public, because it's drowning out the successes he's had with tax reform, the stock market, decimating Isis. 

Published on 5 January 2018 | 4:50 am


My 2 Cents: President Gains Spotlight For Wrong Reasons

I lost count during the presidential election, on how many times the network analysts, and admittedly myself, said there's no way Donald Trump survives this gaff. 

Published on 4 January 2018 | 4:39 am


9 Investigates: DHS Workers Blow Whistle On Child Protective Services

DHS workers are blowing the whistle on Oklahoma's Child Protective Services, saying they are overburdened with extremely high caseloads and the state is covering it all up to comply with a court order. 

Published on 2 December 2017 | 1:36 am


New Details Revealed In State Earthquake Hearings

More evidence is coming to light showing that scientists at the Oklahoma Geological Survey were pressured not to publicly connect the state's dramatic increase in earthquakes with oil and gas activity. 

Published on 7 November 2017 | 7:27 pm


9 Investigates: State Of Oklahoma Seeing Decline In Daycares

Starting another business was the last thing Jerry Dupree wanted to do. 

Published on 11 October 2017 | 2:53 am


9 Investigates: Staffer Alleges Widespread Sexual Harassment At State Capitol

“Maybe into my second week when I was kind of pulled aside, ‘don't be alone with this member, don't be alone with that member. 

Published on 9 March 2017 | 10:22 pm


9 Investigates: Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Reform

When state lawmakers passed legislation in 2013 that replaced the old Workers' Compensation Court with an administrative Workers' Compensation Commission, the business community thanked them for fixing what many felt was a broken system. 

Published on 24 February 2017 | 5:02 pm


9 Investigates: Lawmakers Consider Creating Veterans Registry

Oklahoma loves its veterans. 

Published on 16 December 2016 | 3:55 am


9 Investigates: Schools Arming Teachers To Protect Students

Not long after the governor signed HB 2014 into law last year, Todd Hallman, an agriculture education teacher here, had a talk with some of his friends at the police department about taking on a new role at school. 

Published on 3 November 2016 | 4:36 pm


9 Investigates: Oklahoma's Response To Earthquakes

Frustrated. That sums up how a lot of Oklahomans feel about the state's response to a dramatic increase in earthquakes over the past eight years. 

Published on 5 August 2016 | 2:56 am


9 Investigates: Recycling Injection Well Wastewater

Never has there been so much pressure on Oklahoma's oil and gas producers to reduce the amount of wastewater they're injecting underground. 

Published on 1 July 2016 | 3:03 am








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