Oklahoma City, OK – Listeria outbreak claims Oklahoman, 5 others sick
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The deadly listeria outbreak connected to cantaloupes from Colorado has claimed the life of an Oklahoma man and sickened five others.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health confirmed Friday the person who died was a Canadian County man. Health Department officials said in a statement all of those who are sick are over the age of 60 and all were hospitalized.
Officials are investigating several other possible cases.
Oklahoma City, OK – Another Oklahoma soldier dies in Afghanistan
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Another Oklahoma National Guard soldier has been killed in Afghanistan.
The Department of Defense announced Friday that 28-year-old Sgt. Mycal Prince of Minco was on dismounted patrol Thursday when insurgents attacked using rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire in the Saygal Valley of Lagham Province.
The Edmond-based unit is part of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) and deployed to Afghanistan earlier this summer.
Tulsa, OK – In a steady rain, a charter jet lands at Tulsa International bearing the body of Private First Class Tony Potter Jr. The 20-year-old from Okmulgee died in a firefight in Afghanistan, and is the youngest Oklahoman killed in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders took part in a ceremony today at the Air Guard base in Tulsa. David Priest is one of those riders. He says they want to show respect for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.