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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oklahoma and Notre Dame needed overtime yet again to decide things in the NCAA tournament. This time, it was the Sooners who made the big shot that sent them back to the regional finals.
Nothing like a couple of breathers before a relaxing trip or two to open conference play. Yeah, right.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A large, violent tornado ripped through a southern Oklahoma town late Tuesday evening, killing four people and injuring up to 50, authorities said. Severe weather also caused damage and power outages in metro Oklahoma City and western Texas. At least four people were killed and between 20 and 50 were injured by the tornado in Lone Grove, the state Department of Emergency Management said. The town of about 4,600 people is about 100 miles south of Oklahoma City.
OKLAHOMA CITY – A trail of tobacco spit has led investigators to a suspect in at least five burglaries across eastern Oklahoma, police said. Randy Lee Shoopman Jr., 33, was charged with 11 counts of second-degree burglary after a sample of his DNA matched that taken from expectorant left behind at the scene of several burglaries in Oklahoma, said officer Brad Robertson, a spokesman for the Tahlequah police department.
Oklahoma's torrential downpours and subsequent floods have turned into more than last week's headlines for five members of Spokane-based Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team. The group arrived in Miami, Okla., on Thursday sporting latex gloves and homemade cookies on a weeklong mission to assist the region's ailing animals. "They were practically fighting with each other over who could go," said the group's president, Janis Christensen, about a group of more than 100 volunteers trained in first aid, helicopter safety, and "lots and lots" of animal handling, said Christensen. The group ranges from stay-at-home mothers to firefighters and veterinarians.
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops and his Sooners showed up and shut down the two-headed monster that was Washington State’s co-coaches, Mike Price and Bill Doba, in a 34-14 Rose Bowl win in front of 86,848 on Wednesday.
It was a day that started like so many others - and then a bomb shattered the ordinariness, taking the lives of 168 mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. One year later, here are the stories of some of the people changed by the blast: For better or for worse, Edye Smith has grieved in the eyes of the public. When reporters seek comment from a victim's family member, they often turn to Smith, who lost both her young sons in the April 19, 1995, bombing. "I've received a lot of criticism from other bombing victims for doing a lot of interviews and sharing my feelings," she says. But as uncomfortable as some people may be with it, she says, the talking has ensured one thing: "Most people know the Smith boys and how they were killed."