Broken Arrow: Police in Oklahoma say they have turned to social media posts for clues about the motive of a teenager accused in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings during a late-night attack that left bodies strewn through the family's home.
The recent spike of earthquakes in parts of Oklahoma in the US coincides with dramatic increase in the disposal of salty wastewater into the Arbuckle formation - a 7,000-foot-deep, sedimentary formation under Oklahoma - a study says.
Tropical Depression Bill pelted the central United States with heavy rain on Thursday after causing at least three deaths in the region, including a toddler in Oklahoma who was swept out of his father`s arms by raging waters, officials said.
Texas prepared for more flooding on Thursday while still reeling from torrential rains that killed at least 16 people, inundated major cities and set a record for the wettest month in the state`s history.
Rescue teams working in areas most affected by storms and floods in the southern US states of Texas and Oklahoma are continuing to recover bodies, bringing the toll to 23, Efe news agency reported on Thursday.
Torrential rains have killed at least eight people in Texas and Oklahoma, including two in Houston where flooding turned streets into rivers and led to about 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous U.S. city, officials said on Tuesday.
Up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain fell over 24 hours in parts of Texas, prompting numerous evacuations and rescues overnight and into Sunday, while a firefighter in northeast Oklahoma died after being swept away in floodwaters.
Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency said on Tuesday.