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Power Outages, Flooding Hit State As Ice Storm Continues

Updated Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. Downed power lines and broken tree limbs continue to be prevalent across the metro. OG&E is working to restore power to more than 75,500 customers currently without electricity across the state. Central and western Oklahoma are currently under a winter weather advisory until noon on Sunday. Caddo, Canadian and Oklahoma counties continue to be under an ice storm warning until noon on Sunday, including the cities of Anadarko, Yukon, El Reno,...
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November 29, 2015

This is from the Manager’s Desk.

The KGOU staff and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with good food, plus friends and family. We also hope your leftovers taste just as good. I’ve always enjoyed Thanksgiving for the food and family, but also as a time for giving thanks for the large and small gifts we have.

And now with the food and celebration fresh in our memory, and the shopping still underway, remember that Tuesday is a global day dedicated for giving back. 

University of Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell leads a fourth-quarter drive against Oklahoma State University during the 2013 Bedlam matchup in Stillwater,
Brian Hardzinski / KGOU

The University of Oklahoma takes on Oklahoma State University Saturday night in Stillwater in a highly-anticipated matchup that has conference and national championship implications. But for two of the three teams still in contention for the Big 12 title, it’s a little bit complicated.

OU is easy. Just win your next game.

illuminated keyboard
Jeroen Bennink / Flickr

For the past quarter century, communications technology has evolved and grown the point where practically every business, service, and family platform is connected to the internet.

But that interconnectivity was approached from a from a commercial development approach, according to cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway. That means the first-to-market, free market approach means security and resilience weren’t concerns as the internet was embedded in critical infrastructure.

Updated 2:30 a.m. ET

A suspect is in custody in shootings at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colo., the city's mayor announced at a press conference Friday, and officers are actively checking the building for any additional suspects or devices.

"The situation has been resolved; there is no continuing peril to the citizens of Colorado Springs," Mayor John Suthers said.

Law enforcement vehicles on the streets of Brussels, November 22, 2015.
Miguel Discart / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The city of Brussels was on lockdown earlier this week after threats of more terrorist attacks in western Europe. Schools, museums, government offices, public transportation, and shops all ground to a halt in order to prevent another attack like the Nov. 13 bombings and shootings in Paris. Most of the restrictions have now been lifted.

A sign advertising Thanksgiving weekend hours hangs in a window at Hancock Fabrics in Edmond.
Brent Fuchs / The Journal Record

It’s officially “Black Friday.”

The day after Thanksgiving is one of the busiest retail shopping days of the year, but retail polling firm CivicScience expects to see 3 percent fewer people out shopping this year, which comes after down sales in 2014 as well.

Norman Forecast Office / National Weather Service

Updated Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Tanker trucks unloading oil at a Phillips 66 terminal in Cushing, Okla., home to the largest commercial crude oil storage in the U.S.
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Phillips 66, a refiner with 700,000 barrels of storage capacity in Cushing, Okla., “has overhauled how it plans for earthquakes, a sign U.S. energy companies are starting to react to rising seismicity around the world’s largest crude hub,” Reuters’ Liz Hampton reports.

The changes include new protocols for inspecting the health of crude tanks, potentially halting operations after temblors, and monitoring quake alerts.

Move over, turkey. Step aside, stuffing.

Green Bean Casserole, an iconic Thanksgiving dish, turns 60 years old this year, and it's as popular as ever.

Love it or loathe it, the classic Midwestern casserole has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food sitting next to the mashed potatoes.

Turkey says that after issuing 10 warnings in five minutes, two of its F-16s shot down a Russian warplane that Turkey claims violated its airspace.