WAGONER, Okla. (AP) — A Wagoner woman was killed when the sport utility vehicle she was driving collided with a state of Oklahoma construction vehicle.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol reports that 38-year-old Deborah Crider died in the crash on Oklahoma 51 west of Wagoner.
An OHP report says Crider was eastbound when her SUV crashed into the rear of the construction vehicle that was also eastbound while working on the center line of the highway. The driver and a passenger in the state vehicle were not injured.
Tulsa County applies for a grant to help reduce the jail population by developing more community based alternatives. Sheriff’s Governmental Affairs Director Terry Simonson says the MacArthur Foundation will choose 20 semifinalists to come up with a plan.
Applications are due the end of this month. In December, 10 finalists will be chosen to receive at least two million dollars a year for two years to implement the plan.
The chance of severe weather is elevated to high across northeast Oklahoma later today. The National Storm Prediction Center at Norman has place the region in its second (out of 5) highest probability area. Below you will find the text from the SPC. Remember, at KWGS and KWTU we bring you weather bulletins at once from the National Weather Service.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says authorities have dismantled a criminal operation involving three metro stores for allegedly selling and distributing synthetic marijuana, known as K2 or Spice.
Pruitt's office announced the bust-up Tuesday, saying 18 arrest and search warrants had been executed across four Oklahoma counties that netted six arrests.
Authorities say the investigation of the three Mr. Coolz stores followed complaints from citizens about the danger of the narcotics allegedly sold at the stores.
Leaders of cities in Tulsa County announce a plan for a Vision 2025 tax extension that could finally get water in the river. There is a new approach this time that would allow each community to determine its’ projects and vote on them independently. Tulsa City Councilor G.T. Bynum says it gives hope for low water dams and other river projects that have failed in the past. Other cities may have other priorities, and that would work in this approach to a tax renewal.
Specific projects are yet to be determined, but the vote should be scheduled sometime this fall.