Tahlequah, OK – Jobs issue at center of Cherokee chief campaign
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) How many jobs are being produced by the Cherokee Nation and who holds those positions has become a central issue in the campaign to see who will lead Oklahoma's largest American Indian tribe for the next four years.
The contentious campaign will end Saturday, when voters decide whether to keep 12-year incumbent Chad Smith as the tribe's principal chief or elevate longtime tribal councilman and Tahlequah businessman Bill John Baker to that position.
Cement. OK – Crews battle grass fires in western Oklahoma
CEMENT, Okla. (AP) Officials ordered the evacuation of homes in a southwest Oklahoma town as crews battled a large grass fire.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said late Thursday she didn't know how many homes were affected by the blaze approaching Medicine Park, but said many residents were asked to leave. Cain said there were no immediate reports of injuries.
Boston, MA – Police: Mobster Whitey Bulger arrested in Calif. Associated Press
BOSTON (AP) The FBI hunted for James "Whitey" Bulger for 16 years without success. A switch of focus to his longtime girlfriend yielded results in just days.
Bulger and Catherine Greig were captured in Santa Monica, Calif. late Wednesday night just three days after the FBI launched a new publicity campaign that included a public service announcement aired in 14 American television markets during programs popular with women.