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Oklahoma City Has Second-Highest Number Of Homicides
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma City will conclude 2012 with a grim record -- the second highest number of homicides ever recorded in Oklahoma's largest city. City police records show that as of Monday, a total of 99 people were killed by another person during the year, the most since 102 people were killed in 1979. The city recorded just 60 homicides in 2011. Tulsa Police Department records indicate that 46 people died in homicides in the state's second largest city 2012. Sgt. Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department says the reason homicides go up or down is hard to pin down but that gang activity, illegal drug trafficking and domestic violence are the principle causes. Police Chief Bill Citty says aggravated assaults have increased in recent years, leading to more homicides.
Posted: Monday, December 31 2012, 11:12 AM CST
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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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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Tornado watch for western and central OK until 11 pm Saturday night. Severe t'storms may also produce large hail and damaging winds. ...
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