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Aftermath of Oklahoma Tornado in Photos

When that massive tornado touched down just south of Oklahoma City on Monday my heart sank. I lived on the south side of Oklahoma City, just a couple of miles from where the tornado hit in Moore.

The death toll is estimated to be 91 and least 20 of those killed were students at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore. The twister, which measured 2 miles at one point, has been given a preliminary classification of an EF-4 tornado (winds of 166 to 200 mph), according to weather officials.

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Massive Tornado Destroys Area Near Oklahoma City; At Least 51 Killed [UPDATED]

An enormous tornado with a debris cloud two miles wide tore through the metropolitan area just south of Oklahoma City on Monday afternoon.

UPDATE 9:28 p.m. EST: At least 51 people were killed in the storm, including seven children from Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, according to KFOR in Oklahoma City. The news station reported that 75 student and staff were inside the school when the storm struck. Officials said Monday night that the search of the rubble remaining of the school had turned to a recovery mission.

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Indiana Farmer Loses Patent Dispute With Monsanto

The elderly, Indiana farmer that had been going toe-to-toe in a patent dispute with agriculture-giant Monsanto has officially lost his battle.

In a ruling handed down today by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, the verdict states that a farmer cannot reproduce patented seeds through planting and harvesting without permission from the patent holder.

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Farm Animals Are Being Butchered Along the Indiana-Ohio Border

Indiana authorities say they are baffled as to what type of maniac is responsible for killing four sheep and mangling several others on farms along the Indiana-Ohio border.

Earlier this week, David and Brittany Kolb of Reilly Township found two of their horses and four of their sheep hacked up and stabbed, as well as four more sheep slaughtered to death on a stretch of pasture.

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Jodi Arias Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder

A jury in Arizona found Jodi Arias guilty of the first-degree murder of Travis Alexander, meaning she may face the death penalty.

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George W. Bush Library Dedication Attended By President Obama And Former Presidents
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All Five Presidents Gather to Dedicate George W. Bush’s Library

On Thursday afternoon at Southern Methodist University outside Dallas, President Obama and former Presidents Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter gathered at the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

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5 Dead in Washington Shooting

Five people are dead after a shooting in Washington state. When officers arrived at an apartment complex in Federal Way there were still shots being fired.

Police say that when they arrived at the scene they found two injured men on the ground in a parking lot

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Police Celebrate Capturing Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect
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Manhunt Over: Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Captured

A massive manhunt that spanned several Boston communities has come to an end with Boston police announcing that 19-year-old Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, has been captured.

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Three Connected to Bombing Suspect Questioned in New Bedford

The investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing seeped into New Bedford, Mass. on Friday evening with the questioning of several people who knew suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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Major Police Operation Underway in Boston Suburb [UPDATED]

6:55 AM ET:  The AP is reporting that the suspects are from Chechnya, and have lived in the US for at least one year. The surviving Boston bomb suspect has been identified as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, of Cambridge, Ma. NBC News is reporting that both suspects are brothers. Sources say that the men may have military experience, according to law enforcement officials.

6:30 AM ET: CNN is reporting that officials are worried that the suspect who remains at large could have explosives on his body. An official tells the network that the suspect killed overnight had explosives on his body.  As a result, city officials have suspended all public transportation for the time being. Those in Watertown and the surrounding neighborhoods are being urged to shelter in place until further notice. Many colleges have cancelled classes for the day.  Businesses are being told not to open. 

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Texas Fertilizer Plant Explodes; Several Dead – Over 100 Injuries Reported

Police are reporting that between 5 and 15 people are dead and 160 were injured after an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, TX, just outside of Waco.

Firefighters were putting out a blaze at the plant when the explosion occurred at around 8PM

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How Do the Evansville Police Keep Us Safe at Big Events?

We had the opportunity to talk to Evansville Police spokesman Jason Cullum this morning about the topic on everyone's mind. How safe are we when big crowds congregate for an event?

 

EPD on the scene of the Armory bomb scare investigation (Photo/Dave Westrich)Jason said that the police have a written public safety plan for all large events. Eve

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