Quintin, OK – 4 die when rig hits horse-drawn carriage in Okla.
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people including two children were killed and a fifth person critically injured when the horse-drawn carriage they were riding in was hit by a tractor-trailer rig in southeast Oklahoma.
Tulsa, OK – Temperature records broken in Okla. City, Tulsa
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Temperature records have been broken in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
According to the National Weather Service, the high on Wednesday reached 107 degrees at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City. That's two degrees warmer than the previous record of 105 degrees set in 1986.
The daytime high in Tulsa also reached 107 degrees on Wednesday, breaking the previous record of 106 degrees in 1936.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. leaders plan review of pension investments
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) House Speaker Kris Steele and Attorney General Scott Pruitt are announcing plans to take a close look at how the Oklahoma pension system's $21.4 billion in investment assets are being handled.
The two have scheduled a joint press conference Thursday, along with state Rep. Randy McDaniel, who is conducting an interim study on pension investments.
Pruitt is expected to conduct his own review of the state's investments.
Pryor, OK – Mayes County gets Cherokee Nation Industries jobs
PRYOR, Okla. (AP) The telecommunications division of Cherokee Nation Industries is adding 32 new jobs to Mayes County's MidAmerica Industrial Park.
CNI hosted an open house Wednesday to showcase a 143,000-square foot building where workers complete more than 100 distribution orders a day. Officials say CNI's steady growth over the past several years required a larger building than the 25,000-square foot facility it previously occupied.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma trooper charged with misdemeanor assault
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma County prosecutors have charged an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who is accused of kicking a handcuffed man.
A misdemeanor assault and battery count was filed Wednesday against Mitch Nelson for allegedly kicking Adam Barr in the groin while Barr he was on the ground face down following a Feb. 10, 2010, car chase.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. death toll from heat wave climbs to 9
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An official with the state medical examiner's office says the death toll from the heat wave now stands at nine, with autopsies pending on seven more possible cases of heat death.
Spokeswoman Cherokee Ballard said a 57-year-old man discovered inside his northwest Oklahoma City home Tuesday evening with no electricity or water is the latest confirmed heat-related death. The temperature in Oklahoma City at 7 p.m. Tuesday was nearly 103 degrees.