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Rain Offers Relief For Drought This Morning
Rain is a much needed sight this morning, but it won't stick around long today.
Right now all of Oklahoma's 77 counties are declared natural disaster areas due to drought.
The US Department of Agriculture made that designation and that will allow farmers to apply for low-interest emergency loans.
Oklahoma is not the only state suffering from the devastating drought. The USDA is designating 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas.
Posted: Thursday, January 10 2013, 05:24 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Man: Daughter killed in tornado was 'special baby'
May 22, 2013 22:52 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma man whose daughter was killed when a tornado struck Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore says she was his "special baby" who made friends with everyone she met.
Joshua Hornsby's 9-year-old daughter JaNae was among seven children killed when the tornado hit the school Monday afternoon. Officials say 10 children in all were among the 24 people killed in the storm.
Hornsby says he drove to the school after hearing a tornado was headed that way but arrived 10 minutes after it struck. He says he also lost his home.
State officials say the damage estimate from the twister that's been rated an EF5 by the National Weather Service could exceed $2 billion.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Hello everyone...It's a nice evening weather wise with clear skies, pleasant temps and light winds. However our next front / upper disturbance coming in next couple of days with more clouds, scattered showers and t'storms and mild temps for May. ...
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: TEENS MOVING TO TWITTER TO DODGE PARENTS, OTHER BORES
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If you're one of those parents who are on Facebook in part to keep an eye on what your kids are up to -- here's a news flash: your kids are on to you and have moved to Twitter.
DOG BEACH WEAR
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- From bikinis to Hawaiian shirts -- it's time to gear up for the beach.