Henryetta, OK – Seventh person dies in Oklahoma turnpike wreck
HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) A head-on collision that killed six people in eastern Oklahoma earlier this month has claimed another life.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 29-year-old Jorge Salas Jr. died June 11 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.
Salas was riding in a vehicle driven by his father, Jorge Salas Sr., June 4 when the vehicle collided with another vehicle that was pulling a travel trailer on the Indian Nation Turnpike near Henryetta.
Barter Springs, KS – 3 Baxter Springs firefighters fired in looting
BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) Baxter Springs Mayor Jenifer Bingham says three of the city's firefighters have been fired and the chief put on administrative leave over alleged looting in Joplin the night of the May 22 tornado.
Tulsa, OK – A new feud at Tulsa city Hall. The City Council voted seven-to-two to set the wheels in motion for next fall's municipal election. In doing so, the council would not use the new district boundaries and the Tulsa County Election Board would not be involved in the process.
Assistant City Attorney Patrick Boulden advised the council against the measure from Councilman John Eagleton.
The Council approved the resolution just the same. Councilors Chris Trail and G.T. Bynum voted against it.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. DHS workers suspended after girl's death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Human Services has suspended with pay four child welfare workers pending an investigation into the beating death of a 5-year-old girl.
Serenity Anne Deal died of head injuries less than a month after she began living with her father. Child welfare workers recommended the girl live with the father after she was taken away from her mother, who is charged with sexually assaulting a child.