ELGIN, Okla. (AP) Fire crews have contained a blaze that forced the evacuation of about 30 homes and the closure of Interstate 44 for a time.
Comanche County spokesman Chris Killmer said there were no reports of injuries with the fire, which officials estimate charred about 400 acres Wednesday afternoon. He says residents were told to leave about 3 p.m. and were allowed to return home an hour later.
Killmer says there were no reports of injuries or structures burned.
Tulsa, OK – In 2010, 102 tornadoes struck Oklahoma. And this month marks the 20- and 30-year anniversaries of two of the most devastating tornadoes to strike eastern Oklahoma. On April 19, 1981 - Easter Sunday - a deadly tornado struck Bixby. Ten years later, on April 26, 1991, Oologah fell victim to a massive tornado outbreak. Another April tornado claimed lives when it struck Catoosa on April 24, 1993.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's Bell Elementary School is NOT on any of the school district's closing proposals. However, it could be reconfigured as an alternative school or a first-thru-eighth grade school. That is something that parent "Victor" does not want to see happen.
He was just one of several parents getting signatures on a petition. Parent "Crystal" is pleased with Bell "as-is".
Oklahoma City, OK – Senate removes Okla. lawmakers from gun law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Senate has removed an amendment to a bill that would have allowed state lawmakers to carry a firearm anywhere in the state of Oklahoma, including on the floor of the House and Senate.