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August 22, 1986 | Associated Press
The two pistols with which mail carrier Patrick Henry Sherrill killed 14 co-workers and himself had been issued by the Oklahoma National Guard for him to use in a target competition, authorities said today. Sherrill "had performed his military service with the Oklahoma Air National Guard well. He had been awarded the Oklahoma good conduct ribbon and the Oklahoma National Guard 100% drill attendance badge," Maj. Gen.
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August 22, 1986 | Associated Press
The two pistols with which mail carrier Patrick Henry Sherrill killed 14 co-workers and himself had been issued by the Oklahoma National Guard for him to use in a target competition, authorities said today. Sherrill "had performed his military service with the Oklahoma Air National Guard well. He had been awarded the Oklahoma good conduct ribbon and the Oklahoma National Guard 100% drill attendance badge," Maj. Gen.
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May 22, 1988 | United Press International
A member of the Oklahoma National Guard was shot and killed in a training accident at Ft. Sill, a guard spokesman said Friday. The guard said Sgt. Kristine M. Hinson, 26, was struck late Thursday by a round fired from an M-60 machine gun being prepared for a night training exercise. She died in surgery.
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April 20, 1995
On Feb. 26, 1993, six people died and 1,000 were injured in a bombing at the World Trade Center in New York. A rented van blew up in a parking garage beneath one of the center's twin towers. Four men have been convicted in the blast. The Oklahoma City bomb was of a similar size, perhaps 1,000 to 1,200 pounds, according to federal officials. Oklahoma City Mayor Ron Norick said the car bomb left a crater eight feet deep. It's not clear what happened to the wreckage of the vehicle.
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August 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Showers and thunderstorms rolled through north Texas on Tuesday, lowering the temperature to 94 degrees and snapping the 29-day streak of triple-digit heat that has plagued the region. "It feels like springtime," said one resident, Jay Eagle. The rash of storms that blew through the region late Monday stuck around another day, ending the area's second-longest heat streak. During the infamous summer of 1980, there were 42 consecutive days of 100-degree heat.
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October 11, 2001 | From Associated Press
Emergency crews and residents began cleaning up Wednesday after a series of tornadoes tore across the Plains, severely damaging more than 100 homes and leaving tons of debris. Five people, including an infant, were treated for injuries from flying glass and debris. Most of the damaged homes were in Cordell, a town of 3,000 in western Oklahoma, where a twister leveled houses, toppled power lines and tossed cars like toys in its three-mile path through town Tuesday evening.
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August 23, 1986 | Associated Press
Postal workers, many in uniform and some wearing black armbands, joined more than a thousand other mourners at funerals Friday for five of their 14 fellow workers who were shot to death in a rampage at the post office here. The services, the first for victims of the Wednesday slaying by a part-time postal worker, are to be followed by more funerals over the weekend and a citywide memorial service Sunday.
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August 25, 1986 | Associated Press
The Oklahoma man who killed 14 postal workers and then himself spent two weeks this summer at a U.S. Air Force facility in England teaching soldiers to fire rifles, a base spokesman said today. A statement issued by the U.S. Air Force public affairs office at RAF Mildenhall in eastern England confirmed a report in the Sunday Times of London that Patrick Henry Sherrill trained soldiers to use the M-16 rifle. "Tech. Sgt. Patrick Sherrill served two weeks at RAF Mildenhall beginning July 19.
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March 10, 1994 | From Associated Press
The latest of this winter's barrage of snowstorms barreled up the Ohio Valley toward the Northeast on Wednesday with the possibility of a foot or more of snow. "I'm ready for it to end. I want to get some golf in. I'm getting antsy," said Mike Verez, an art gallery employee in Edinboro, Pa., where there was a chance of up to 24 inches of snow. In its wake, the storm left a foot of snow in the Texas Panhandle and 18 inches at Branson, Mo., the country music town in the Ozarks.
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October 1, 1986 | From United Press International
Floodwaters swamped the central section of the nation today, forcing more than 2,100 Illinois families out of their homes, pushing a Wisconsin dam near the breaking point and filling an Oklahoma school bus with two feet of water. Illinois was among the worst hit states with four deaths and $30 million in damage blamed on the floods. Three counties were declared disaster areas.
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April 30, 1995 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A church bell summoned the Seminoles, the Creeks and their neighbors to a small brick church Saturday to mourn for a respected native American leader who lost his life in the nation's most recent tragedy. The death of Raymond Lee Johnson, 59, a member of the National Congress of American Indians, has been felt sharply in Wewoka, where sorrow seems to hang in the air like unsettled dust.
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