DEATHS

Homer Milton Hanson, 81

Born Saturday, February 29, 1936

Died Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Willard Dale Judkins, 85

Born Sunday, October 9, 1932

Died Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Dennis Wayne Goad, Sr., 59

Born Wednesday, July 23, 1958

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Raymond Joe Hill, 65

Born Monday, March 10, 1952

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Eldon "Don" Harp, 74

Born Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Roy Eldon "Don" Harp, 74

Born Tuesday, November 23, 1943

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

Willie Lee Griffin, 85

Born Saturday, December 12, 1931

Died Monday, December 11, 2017

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EVENTS

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Castle Christmas
Mike Herndon Band at Music Hall of Fame

Friday, December 15, 2017

Castle Christmas
Swon Brothers play Salvation Army fundraiser

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Castle Christmas
Wreaths Across America

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 11:54 PM

The Papa John's limo appears to be overturned in the Dick's parking lot.

There are power lines and poles down on Shawnee Bypass after a violent storm slashed through Muskogee just now.

A building at whispering pines had its roof torn off, according to emergency workers, as well as Thayer Upholstery, which had roof damage.

The Red Cross and Salvation Army are en route to help victims at Whispering Pines.

In addition, there are unconfirmed reports that Chili’s had its roof partially torn off and apartments near Walmart missing roofs.

Part of a motel’s roof is in the Wendy’s parking lot on 32nd Street.

There is no word yet whether the damage was caused by a tornado or just by extremely powerful winds.

Police are asking people to not drive out to see the damage, as you could interfere with emergency workers. Please do not go around town. Some reports are that enough power lines are down that it actually is impeding traffic.

This photo reportedly shows the tint shop on 11th Street after an apparent tornado tore through that area of town.

Muskogee resident Amber South reported circulation above Church’s Chicken on Okmulgee during the worst of the storm. Krista Horton reported a funnel cloud on Smith Ferry Road lifted her truck and slammed it back down.

Thayer Upholstery was also hit by the storm

So far, there are no reports of injuries. We will update as information becomes available.

UPDATE 12:40 a.m.: Police say there is nothing so far to indicate tornado, just really strong straight winds. Radar showed a maximum speed of 74 miles per hour. It will be tomorrow before they can confirm that, though.

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