TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Thousands of homes and businesses in southeastern parts of the Oklahoma are without electricity as a winter storm began moving out of Oklahoma. Roughly 9,000 outages were reported, mainly in Choctaw and Pushmataha counties this evening as the storm that dumped sleet, ice and snow on much of the state today.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Authorities say the winter storm moving through much of Oklahoma has claimed the lives of two people. Oklahoma City police reported Friday that an unidentified man was discovered dead under an overpass in an area where transients are known to congregate, and a 5-year-old boy from Fort Gibson was killed when a van he was riding in overturned on an icy road yesterday morning.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Wintry weather has forced the postponement of Arkansas-Little Rock's men's and women's basketball games against Tulsa. The schools were scheduled to play tomorrow in Tulsa, but the games have been moved until 1 p.m. Sunday for the women's game and 3:30 p.m. Sunday for the men's game. The games were delayed to give Arkansas-Little Rock enough time to safely travel to Tulsa.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma oil producers say the planned opening next month of the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline will remove a glut of crude oil at a storage hub in Cushing. The 485-mile pipeline will carry up to 700,000 barrels per day from Cushing to Houston area refineries after its expected opening on January 3rd.
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