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Reason Behind Thursday's Dust Storm
Thursday’s massive dust storm is to blame for a 27 car pile-up and the closure of 1-35 in Kay County. Many people are comparing yesterday’s storm to the days of the dust bowl.
“It was just a completely different environment. That will never happen again,” said Jim Reese, State Secretary of Agriculture.
Reese yesterday’s conditions created the perfect storm.
“It's the dry soil, the wind, the season. The fact that some of the crops jet got taken off of the soil so that there's less cover and new crop is going back in,” said Reese.
Reese says only thing will prevent another dust storm of this magnitude.
“Certainly more rain.”
Farmers in the area took a hit from the storm.
“It pretty much shut us down for the day,” said Steve Wooderson.
Wooderson says no farmer wants to lose top soil.
“That's where you're nutrients are that's really our lively hood that top soil is. We do anything we can to protect it.”
Wooderson says farming technology has come far enough from the days of the dust bowl.
He agrees it will never happen again.
Posted: Friday, October 19 2012, 10:05 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Suspect caught in series of Stillwater robberies
May 23, 2013 07:46 GMT
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Police in Stillwater say they believe a suspect in custody is responsible for a series of store robberies that began in January.
Police Capt. Randy Dickerson said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jackson Pascal Rwezaula is held on complaints for two of the robberies.
The Stillwater News-Press reports (http://is.gd/GLCxxC ) Rwezaula (weh-zahl-uh) refuses to speak to investigators.
Dickerson said the robberies confounded police for months, to the point that the investigation became personal.
Officials say the suspect's face showed up clearly in a security image from one of the robberies and a tipster gave Rwezaula's name.
Police say they recovered disguises and other evidence allegedly linking Rwezaula to the crimes.
Information from: Stillwater News Press, http://www.stwnewspress.com
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