A Saturday evening fire in Tulsa caused damage to several apartment units at the Tulsa Retirement Center. The home is located near Highway 169 and 31st Street.
A news release from the Tulsa Fire Department indicated the blaze may have been a result of smoking in a room where oxygen was in use. An estimated 60 residents, some in wheelchairs, had to be evacuated from the building. A man and a woman suffer burns in the fire and had to be transported to the Hillcrest Hospital Burn Unit. There is no word on their condition.
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Fort Smith-based poultry company plans to hire 182 people as part of a $7 million expansion of its processing facilities.
OK Industries officials said Friday the company wants to hire 110 employees in Fort Smith and another 72 in Heavener, Okla. Company spokeswoman Donna Miller says priority in hiring will be given to those who were laid off last year.
Officials say the majority of added jobs will be in deboning plant positions, which use both mechanized and hand-cutting methods.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A longtime state legislator has lost her long battle with ovarian cancer.
Homer Tibbs said Saturday his wife, Representative Sue Tibbs of Tulsa, died about 9:30 p.m. Friday. She was 77.
Homer Tibbs says his wife of 57 years had surgery in 2008 and underwent chemotherapy treatment but the treatment stopped working. At that point, Homer Tibbs said his wife told him she was through fighting.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police say two male suspects have been arrested near Tulsa and will be charged with murder in the wake of the Oklahoma shootings on Friday.
Tulsa police spokesman Jason Willingham says the two men were taken into custody early Sunday just north of Tulsa and they will face three counts of first-degree murder and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma teachers say the elimination of a stipend program for completing a rigorous national certification process could have long-term consequences inside classrooms.
Legislation that would authorize $5,000 annual stipends for teachers who are certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is pending in the House Appropriations and Budget Committee after it was resurrected by a budget subcommittee that defeated it a week earlier.
Tulsa, OK (AP) — An election official says provisional ballots did not change the unofficial outcome in a House of Representatives race where a Democrat won by three votes.
Democrat Dan Arthrell had a three-vote lead over Republican Katie Henke after Tuesday's special election. Tulsa County Election Commission Secretary Patty Bryant tells The Associated Press that four provisional ballots were determined to be from qualified voters.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorney General Scott Pruitt's office says a woman who allegedly coerced money from her developmentally disabled patients has been charged with three counts of financial exploitation.
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit says an arrest warrant has been issued for 49-year-old Barbara Mangum of Okmulgee. The charges were filed on Thursday in Okmulgee County District Court.