Kelly Roliard, KFOR

Kelly Roliard


Oklahoma City, OK, United States

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Past articles by Kelly:

Development of destruction: New technology showing aftermath of tornadoes like never before

OKLAHOMA CITY - New cutting-edge technology is showing the aftermath of tornadoes like we’ve never seen it before. A local company is helping first responders and researchers by using a drone to take pictures, rendering them with new software to create a 3D fly-through of a tornado's path. → Read More

Deer Creek football player still in hospital, but out of ICU after heat stroke

DEER CREEK, Okla. - A young football player is winning a fight for his life. It’s been nearly two weeks since Sam Tignor suffered a heat stroke and collapsed during a summer workout camp. But, Sam’s family says he’s making progress at Integris Baptist Medical Center. → Read More

Game wardens hunting for alligator thief

HOCHATOWN, Okla. - Game wardens are hunting for answers in a bizarre theft. An alligator was abducted from a rescue in far southeast Oklahoma. Authorities in Hochatown are trying to find the animal and those responsible. → Read More

Police looking for ways to make Turner Falls safer after tragic weekend

DAVIS, Okla. - There is trouble at Turner Falls. There were two drownings over the weekend. Now, questions about why aren't lifeguards on duty there. The city of Davis runs the part and said they tried to hire lifeguards but nobody applied, leaving visitors with no choice but to swim at their own risk. → Read More

Oklahoma City soccer fans cheer on US Women’s National Team in World Cup Finals

OKLAHOMA CITY - The US Women’s National Soccer team is the 2019 FIFA World Cup Champs. They defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in Sunday’s game. Hundreds showed up at Together Square in downtown Oklahoma City to cheer on Team USA. “USA,” said Gonzalo Malagon, a fan. → Read More

Over 250 dams on ‘High Alert’ due to expiration date

OKLAHOMA CITY - You may not know, but dams actually have an expiration date. And, we’ve learned a number of dams across Oklahoma could be at risk. In the wake of all the recent flooding, the Oklahoma Conservation Commission is now working to renovate some of the more higher risk dams across our state. → Read More

Deer Creek football player in ICU following heat-related injury

EDMOND, Okla. - A Deer Creek football player is facing a new opponent; one that is threatening his life. It all started last Friday when Sam Tignor suffered a heat-related injury during a workout camp. → Read More

Jury reaches verdict over land dispute at the new turnpike

OKLAHOMA COUNTY - A verdict has been reached in a battle over land. In this case, it was landowners versus the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority. It’s one of 28 cases that wrapped up Wednesday. It involved a piece of land along the route for the new Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike. → Read More

Young local car salesman helps man after car vandalized with racist graffiti

NORMAN, Okla. - A sports car owner found his car vandalized after returning from work at an oil field. Racist graffiti carved into the side of a Corvette and leather seats ripped to shreds. That’s what a sports car owner found after returning from work at an oil field. → Read More

Local businesses help make over wheelchair-accessible bus for family

MOORE, Okla. - Decked out and ready to roll. A wheelchair-accessible bus donated to a deserving family by Bethany Public Schools and The Bethany Children's Rehabilitation Hospital got a facelift. The Merideth family adopts and fosters children that are terminally ill or have special needs. → Read More

Coffee Creek neighborhood fed up with senior living facility after broken pipe repeatedly floods streets

EDMOND, Okla. - Wasted water and unanswered phone calls. An Edmond neighborhood is fed up as a busted pipe from a nearby senior living facility is causing some problems. The water, some fear is not only being wasted but also ruining the street. → Read More

Suspect dead after shootout with police on I-35

OKLAHOMA CITY - It was a terrifying morning for drivers on I-35 in Oklahoma City. Police said an armed man took aim at cars and trucks on the busy highway. At least four vehicles were hit with gunfire The gunman was shot and killed by officers. Amazingly, no one else was hurt. → Read More

Oklahoma City Fire Department responds to 17 water rescues during Sunday’s storms

OKLAHOMA CITY - It was a rude awakening for many across the Oklahoma City metro as severe storms hit hard in the area. We saw everything from flooding to hail, even a house fire that was possibly caused by lightning. → Read More

Logan County residents left out in the cold; no help from FEMA yet

LOGAN CO., Okla. - Last month's rain brought flooding to a lot of folks in Oklahoma. The Governor even declaring a State of Emergency. But, for the people who lived in homes along the Cimarron River, help may be hard to come by. Homes were swallowed up by the raging river. → Read More

ODOT officials working to reopen damaged, flooded roads

CASHION, Okla. - Much of Oklahoma is now drying out from weeks of torrential rain. Flooding has wreaked havoc on roads. In some areas, entire sections of highways have been washed away. That's the case in Logan County where rushing water split a highway in two just north of Cashion. → Read More

Mother recovering, daughter still fighting for her life after deadly El Reno tornado

OKLAHOMA - One week ago, our state was shaken by a deadly EF-3 tornado that touched down in El Reno. Two people were killed; many others were injured. A week later, the community is still recovering. One woman who survived the twister shared her story with News 4 even as her daughter who was hurt by the storm continues to fight for her life. → Read More

At least 10 homes washed away in Cimarron river, more in danger

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. - Families and homes are still on edge in Twin Lakes. A total of 10 homes have been washed away by the rushing Cimarron River. All of this, as the erosion along the riverbank worsens. And, at least four more homes are in danger. The community is just praying for the rain and erosion to stop. → Read More

Fisherman nearly loses finger from rare bacteria after being cut by fish fin

BRYAN COUNTY, Okla. - A fisherman at Lake Texoma was pricked by a fish’s fin and it led to a rare and terrifying infection. Colby Milward was terrified when he says doctors at Integris Baptist Medical Center told him he had a rare bacteria in his hand after fishing. → Read More

Flood waters from Cimarron River take out homes in Twin Lakes

TWIN LAKES, Okla. - Homes are teetering on the edge of Twin Lakes, at risk of falling into the Cimarron River. Air Comfort Solutions Chopper 4 was there as the rushing river ate away at the ground underneath two homes. → Read More

El Reno responds to dozens of water rescues

EL RENO, Okla. - Dozens of people are safe in El Reno, but many had to be rescued from their homes and cars Tuesday morning. And, the El Reno Fire Department said they’re not out of the clear yet. “There’s water everywhere,” said a woman being rescued. → Read More