OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A person in Oklahoma with measles traveled through Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City and may have exposed others to the virus.
The state Health Department said Friday the infected person lives in Stillwater and has the first confirmed case of measles in Oklahoma since 1997.
The airport said in a news release that the person was a passenger on a United Airlines Flight from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport that arrived at 9:30 p.m. on March 12th. The person went to the United baggage claim area.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a man and a woman have been found drowned after a pickup truck was pulled from a creek in southern Muskogee County.
The OHP says 56-year-old Wade Kellogg of Fort Gibson and 63-year-old Emma Reece of Webbers Falls drowned in the apparent accident.
The patrol says the truck was discovered Friday and that one victim was found inside the pickup and the second was found downstream. Troopers did not reveal which victim was in the truck and which was in the water.
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's mining and logging sector, which includes the oil and gas industry, lost an estimated 2,400 jobs in February as the state's overall jobless rate remained steady.
The Tulsa World reports that the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the job losses Friday. According to the OESC's chief economist, Lynn Gray, the job decline matches that of the worst month for the industry since 1990.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma's president says members of a recently disbanded fraternity apparently learned a racist chant during a cruise four years ago sponsored by the fraternity's national leadership.
OU President David Boren said Friday that the school interviewed more than 160 people during its investigation into the racist chant by members of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter. The chant was captured on video and posted online.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister is warning school districts that teachers will not be able to receive professional development credit for attending an education rally Monday at the Capitol.
In a letter to Hofmeister on Friday, Attorney General Scott Pruitt wrote that districts are prohibited from using any professional development funds from the Legislature on programs that aren't approved by the Board of Education.
The University of Tulsa's KWGS radio was honored Friday evening with two "Outstanding Achievement in Broadcasting" Awards from the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. The awards were presented at the end of the Association's annual convention in Oklahoma City.
KWGS reporter Matt Trotter was cited for his coverage of the botched execution of Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett at the state prison at McAlester, while KWGS news director and Morning Edition local host John Durkee was honored for a feature on the works of the Tulsa Salvation Army.