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SE 29th between Dobbs and Harrah Rd is shut down due to a pursuit that ended in an accident. Witnesses contacted the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office reporting that they saw a man driving a Chevy Suburban and pulling a boat in a reckless manner. The man stopped and started chasing the witnesses. A deputy soon caught up with the suspect and a pursuit ensued with speeds in the excess of 80 mph. The suspect crashed into a power pole and rolled his vehicle and boat. The accident caused a grass fire and the suspect was trapped for a short time. The suspect was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. SE 29th is closed while the incident is investigated.
Posted: Saturday, August 4 2012, 06:12 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Tornado watch issued for western, central Oklahoma
May 18, 2013 22:57 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A tornado watch is in effect for western and central Oklahoma.
The weather system brought severe thunderstorms to the Altus and Clinton areas, as well as Harper County late Saturday afternoon. There were no reports of rotation as evening approached but the tornado watch lasts until 11 p.m. Saturday.
The dangerous weather is forecast to continue into Sunday night as the system progresses to the east.
The tornado watch area Saturday stretched from eastern edge of the Panhandle to include the Oklahoma City area.
Forecasters warn that the system could also bring large hail.
The National Weather Service in Norman reports tennis ball-size hail along U.S. 62 near the border of Harmon and Jackson counties in the state's far southwest.
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