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  • Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

    Wednesday, April 18 2018 2:34 PM EDT2018-04-18 18:34:57 GMT
    Wednesday, April 18 2018 6:16 PM EDT2018-04-18 22:16:44 GMT
    (Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.(Jim Beckel/The Oklahoman via AP). In this Tuesday, April 17, 2018, heavy smoke billows from burning trees after a wildfire broke out in a farm field along US Highway 183 about 10 miles south of Seiling, Okla.
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >>
    Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma.More >>
  • String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    String of fires wear on Jackson Co. departments

    Tuesday, April 17 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-04-17 16:26:00 GMT

    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

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    Firefighters in Jackson County battled fires in the area for their fourth day straight and for some departments, their fifth day straight. 

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  • Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

    Monday, April 16 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-16 20:57:57 GMT
    Tuesday, April 17 2018 8:12 AM EDT2018-04-17 12:12:56 GMT
    Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors.Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's forecast represents the most potential for the spread of wildfires in the past 10 years of a database that considers a variety of factors.

    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

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    Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions the National Weather Service hasn't seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds.

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  • WATCH LIVE: Former first lady Barbara Bush laid to rest

    Saturday, April 21 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-04-21 15:36:24 GMT
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)
    (Source: KXXV)(Source: KXXV)

    The funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush is being held at 11 a.m. today in Houston, Texas. Expected guests include former president Bill and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former president Barack and Mrs. Barack Obama and First Lady Melania Trump. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

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    The funeral service of former first lady Barbara Bush is being held at 11 a.m. today in Houston, Texas. Expected guests include former president Bill and Mrs. Bill Clinton, former president Barack and Mrs. Barack Obama and First Lady Melania Trump. Around 1,500 are expected to attend.

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  • Authorities recover stolen motorcycle in Elton

    Authorities recover stolen motorcycle in Elton

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-04-21 13:32:48 GMT
    (Source: JDPSO)(Source: JDPSO)

    A man stole a motorcycle in the 2200 block of US 190 in Elton, officials say. 

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    A man stole a motorcycle in the 2200 block of US 190 in Elton, officials say. 

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  • Lake Charles native discusses new role as Louisiana's higher education commissioner

    Lake Charles native discusses new role as Louisiana's higher education commissioner

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:37 PM EDT2018-04-21 03:37:43 GMT
    Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)
    Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)Kim Hunter Reed (Source: Colorado Department of Higher Education)

    The next person to oversee college campuses across our state is someone some might recognize.  Lake Charles native Kim Hunter Reed was selected to become Louisiana's Commissioner of Higher Education after a months-long search.   "It's a wonderful feeling, and a wonderful opportunity," said Reed.   Reed was chosen over three other finalists for the job. "When the phone rings and people say to you your state needs you, they need your...

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    The next person to oversee college campuses across our state is someone some might recognize.  Lake Charles native Kim Hunter Reed was selected to become Louisiana's Commissioner of Higher Education after a months-long search.   "It's a wonderful feeling, and a wonderful opportunity," said Reed.   Reed was chosen over three other finalists for the job. "When the phone rings and people say to you your state needs you, they need your...

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