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  • Quick Facts: April 24, 1993 was the last F-4 tornado to move through Tulsa County 100 people were injured and 7 people were killed The 7 people killed were the most killed in a single tornado during 1993 It had been nearly two years to the day since Rogers County had witnessed an F-4 tornado, but this one was different. April 24, 1993 the storm that would develop an F-4 tornado started just west of Tulsa as a cold front caught up to a dryline. The storm quickly picked up, becoming stronger in size and strength. The start of the tornado touched down in East Tulsa (near 6th Street and 135th East Avenue) just before 7pm. The tornado moved to the northeast entering Rogers County at 653 pm. Near I-44 and 161st East Avenue, there was Bruce's Truck Stop. That truck stop took a direct hit from the tornado, destroying numerous tractor-trailers and cars in the vicinity of the truck stop. Six people were killed at or near the truck stop. Reports describe this tornado as being rain-wrapped, not allowing people to see it and take proper shelter along I-44. The tornado continued into Catoosa, where several residential neighborhoods and the Colonial Port Mobile Home Park received heavy damage. The seventh death associated with this tornado occurred at the mobile home park. The tornado dissipated at 703 pm CST 1 mile west of State Highway 66 north of Catoosa. The total tornado path was 6 miles long with a max width of 250 yards Total damage was estimated at $500, 000. Changes Since 1993 Many things have changed since 1993 in the weather world. Information is dispersed at a quicker speed, many people have cell phones with radar apps and alerts with them at all times, tornado understanding is continued to be improved and warnings are issued in a quicker manner most of the time. The FOX23 Severe Weather Team believes in keeping you safe at all times, whether you are here in Oklahoma or traveling to see family. Keeping you safe includes the FOX23 Weather App that can have location tracking turned on as your travel, making safety plans for home and traveling and many other things. Preparing for Severe Weather Season Download the FOX23 Weather App:  http://bit.ly/2oMXS2V Making a Severe Weather Safety Plan:  http://bit.ly/2qjzoOo Register your Storm Shelter Ahead of Storms:  http://bit.ly/2osXIMb Storm Anxiety isn't Always Bad:  http://bit.ly/2Hq1VZ4
  • A man with warrants for his arrest is captured near 11th and Lewis. A University of Tulsa Campus Security officer at 2:41 a.m. Tuesday had seen two subjects rummaging through trash cans at the Clear Water Car Wash at 2515 East 11 Street. One of the subjects fled, but the other man remained behind. The security officer called for Tulsa police. The police officer determined that the remaining subject had an outstanding warrant and arrested him. We're told no crime was committed against the car wash.
  • A neighborhood near East Pine Street and North Harvard Avenue has a lot of law enforcement activity while a driver without headlights tries to elude officers. We're told a white male wearing dark clothing was noticed to be driving in the area around 4 a.m. Tuesday when he stopped and got out of the vehicle. A Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy followed the driver on foot. The driver eventually got back into the car, which was not a stolen vehicle, and proceeded to drive before stopping again near East Latimer Street and North Vandalia Avenue. The driver bailed again and deputies could not locate him. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Tulsa police officers assisted in the search, but the violation did not involve a felony, which is required before a canine officer can be used in a search.
  • A Tulsa woman is accused of robbery by force or fear. The victim was near East Pine Street and North Delaware Avenue at 11:42 last night. “The victim informed officers he was driving when the suspect entered the street on foot and he stopped,” TPD Sgt. August Terbrock said. I'm told she had no gun, but demanded money. The victim felt threatened, so he gave her his cash and she fled. The victim called police from a convenience store. A canine found her and the victim identified 34-year old Amanda Banks as the robber. Documents tell me she had a previous felony conviction.
  • The owner of an auto repair shop is present during a break-in. We're told at least two suspects used a rock to smash a window around 5 a.m. Tuesday near 1100 South Sheridan Road. The robbers waited before entering the business where they tried to steal wheel rims. The owner told investigators that he startled the suspects as they were removing the rims through a window. The suspects dropped the loot and escaped in a dark colored sedan with a broken window. No one has been arrested.
  • A mother and father are said to be okay after getting shot at Monday night in Tulsa. The incident happened around 7 p.m. while they turned eastbound on 46th Street North from Johnstown. A police supervisor reports two vehicles traveling westbound fired shots at the couple, but nobody was hit. “They described the suspect vehicles as a bright red car,” supervisor said. “The second vehicle was a dark blue and purple car.” A description of the suspects hasn't been released. Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 918-596-COPS.  
  • Some good may still come out of two different fires that caused almost an entire block in downtown Wagoner to burn. The historic Pioneer Building that used to house Owl Drug, now sits empty with the other damaged properties on the block. That may not be the case for too much longer. Mayor Albert Jones says they are looking to turn the location into a brewery. “It would be a watershed moment because the quality of life could be greatly improved as an entertainment district down here,” Jones  said.   It wouldn't be the first time alcohol is sold their. The building was the first establishment in Native American territory that could legally sell alcohol. Any interested brewers are encouraged to contact the city of Wagoner.
  • A fisherman using sonar found more than fish at Waxhoma Lake recently. Oklahoma Highway Patrol dive teams and tow trucks were out near Barnsdall on Monday fishing two pickup trucks out of the water. A trooper at the scene says they have proof the vehicles had been there for a while. “It was registered in 93, it’s a 93 and that’s probably around the time it was dumped,” trooper said.   The trooper added he's surprised more people don't try and dump stolen vehicles in lakes.  For reference, it’s illegal to dump anything in Oklahoma lakes.   KRMG’s told they quickly retrieved the vehicles from the lake because they can be dangerous to boats, fishermen and swimmers.