Five people are dead and a teenager is in critical condition following a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 169 in Nowata County. The accident, Saturday afternoon, blocked the highway for a couple of hours as crews cleared the carnage.
According to OHP, Micah Walker, 35, of Nowata, was northbound on U.S. 169 and crossed the center line. He slammed head-on into an oncoming SUV. Walker was pinned for an hour and 30 minutes. He and a passenger were both dead on the scene.
The report cited two possible reasons. An increase in Class III gaming machines across the state may have saturated the market for such machines. Also, tribes are increasing their use of bingo-style Class II gaming, which, unlike Class III, doesn’t kick off "exclusivity fees" to the state.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Democratic leader in the Oklahoma House says this year's state-appropriated budget needs to be rewritten in light of recent opinions from the attorney general that the Legislature's decision to tap certain state accounts violated of the Oklahoma Constitution.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A jury in Tulsa County has recommended that a Tulsa man convicted of first-degree murder in the death of his 78-year-old grandmother serve a life prison sentence with the possibility of parole.
The Tulsa World reports that Antione Jermaine Jackson was found guilty on Friday of killing Arlevia Jackson in her house on January 29th, 2013. District Judge William Musseman scheduled formal sentencing for December 22nd.
This week on BuisnessWorld, the word is out that Black Friday is dead this year...will we need Sherlock Holmes to figure out who killed it? Or can the guys come up with the answer on their own? The oil industry has been caught in higher supply and lower demand leading to lower prices for crude...could another barrel-based industry offer some pricing lessons?
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Thousands of immigrants living illegally in Oklahoma could benefit from President Barack Obama's executive action aimed at sparing nearly 5 million people in the U.S. from being deported.
The action was hailed by Oklahoma human rights groups and criticized by Republican lawmakers, who called it an overreach of powers.
The Tulsa-based Dream Act Oklahoma estimated Friday that at least 6,000 residents could benefit from the president's order.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Administrators and faculty at an Oklahoma high school are preparing for a protest by students upset with the handling of rape allegations.
Scott Beck, principal of Norman High School, said in a letter to parents that sexual assault victims' advocates were organizing the Monday protest after an alleged rape involving two students that occurred off campus two months ago.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The second leader of a computer hacking group has been sentenced to two years in a federal prison.
Federal officials say 27-year-old Nicholas Paul Knight of Chantilly, Virginia was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Tulsa. A co-defendant, 20-year-old Daniel Krueger of Dix, Illinois was sentenced to two years in prison last month.