LAWTON, Okla. (AP) — Officials at Fort Sill have dedicated the post's new Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense training facility.
The Lawton Constitution reports that U.S. Army dignitaries cut the ribbon on the new facility on Friday.
The THAAD air defense system intercepts ballistic missiles. The Patriot missile system is designed for short-range missiles, while THAAD is designed to defeat longer-range ballistic missiles from various threats around the globe.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger has been arrested by Oklahoma City police on an alcohol-related complaint.
The Oklahoman reports that Doerflinger was arrested late Thursday on a complaint of actual physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Records show Doerflinger was booked into Oklahoma County jail about 1:30 a.m. Friday and released.
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) — One man has died and a firefighter sustained minor injuries in a fire that destroyed several rooms and displaced dozens of guests at a motel on Interstate 44 in Sapulpa.
Firefighters were called to the Interstate Inn Express around 8:35 a.m. Saturday after receiving reports of second-story units being on fire. Sapulpa Battalion Chief D.J. Keizor says nearly all of the units in the motel's easternmost section were engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — James Woodard scored 17 points and added five rebounds to lead Tulsa to a 66-64 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.
After East Carolina's Michel-Ofik Nzege dunk tied the game at 61 with 2:09 to play, the Golden Hurricanes scored five straight points down the stretch, all of which came at the free throw line, to put the game away. The Pirates had two opportunities to tie or take the lead, but B.J. Tyson had a turnover and Terry Whisnant missed from 3-point range.
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says his office will defend the constitutionality of the state's method for executing death row inmates as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a challenge by three death row inmates.
The nation's high court announced Friday it will hear arguments by inmates who are challenging the state's method for conducting executions.
Pruitt says Oklahoma's method has been deemed constitutional by two federal courts and has been successfully implemented in the state as well as in Florida.