Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. governor's race changes political landscape
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The top candidates for Oklahoma's open governor's post each gave up political offices they likely could have successfully defended. They'll discover Tuesday whether their gambles paid off.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson and Lt. Gov. Jari Askins each gave up a statewide seat in hopes of keeping the governorship in Democrats' hands.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa County deputies catch a copper thief and are on the lookout for more suspects. Sheriff Stanley Glanz says the man arrested is apparently part of a gang responsible for most of the thefts of copper from school and county-owned air-conditioning units
By stealing the copper, vandalized large air-conditioners must be replaced at a cost of several thousand dollars each.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Three Oklahoma universities are atop a list that measures the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to students of American Indian descent.
The report by Diverse Issues in Higher Education, a national publication, has Northeastern State University in Tahlequah and Oklahoma State University in Stillwater as co-leaders on the list, followed by the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A memorial service has been scheduled for a medical helicopter pilot and a nurse killed when the helicopter crashed near Kingfisher.
Pilot Al Harrison and nurse Ryan Duke died Thursday night when the EagleMed helicopter crashed into a field near Kingfisher. Nurse and paramedic Michael Eccard was critically injured and remained hospitalized Sunday in Oklahoma City.