Jenks, OK – Body found near Arkansas River in NE Oklahoma
JENKS, Okla. (AP) Authorities are looking into the death of a man whose body was found near the Arkansas River in Jenks.
Police say a fossil hunter discovered the body of an adult male on the west side of the river in a dry area of the riverbed, south of the Creek Turnpike bridge on Sunday. The man's body has been taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa to determine a cause and manner of death.
Broken Bow, OK – Possible tornado reported in SE Oklahoma
BROKEN BOW, Okla. (AP) A possible tornado has left some damage in far southeastern Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service reported a possible twister in Broken Bow in McCurtain County.
Emergency Management Director Greg Campbell says trees had fallen onto some homes, automobiles and power lines in the area, but no injuries had been reported. Campbell said trees also had been blown down onto U.S. 259 north of Broken Bow.
Tulsa, OK – Illinois River businesses bracing for worst
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Float-trip operators along the Illinois River in northeastern Oklahoma are sandbagging cabins and hauling canoes, rafts and other equipment out of the water as a storm system that's been blamed for two deaths in Oklahoma continues to dump rain on the area.
War Eagle Resort owner Joyce Blackwell says forecasters are calling for the Illinois River to crest at 23 feet in her area more than 10 feet above flood stage.