Tulsa, OK – BOK Center has raised its national and worldwide ranking by Pollstar Magazine, a leading industry publication, based on ticket sales January 1, 2010 through September 30, 2010. The BOK Center now ranks #5 in the US and #15 in the world of the top arena venues.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Court officials say Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Marian Opala has died at age 89.
An official with the Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts says Opala died about 1:30 a.m. Monday at an Oklahoma City hospital after suffering a stroke over the weekend.
Deputy Administrator Mike Mayberry says Opala was discovered unconscious at his Warr Acres home on Saturday by police after he didn't respond to telephone calls and knocks at his door. He underwent surgery on Sunday.
Norman, OK – 2 children killed in Norman apartment fire
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two children are dead after a fire at the Brooks Apartments in Norman.
A Norman fire department spokesman says a 1-year-old child and a 4-year-old child died in the Monday morning blaze and that five adults have been taken to a hospital, one with critical burns to his face.
Norman Fire Deputy Chief Jim Bailey says the fire started about 6:40 a.m. and firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames upon arriving at the apartment.
Pineville, Mo – Oklahoma man killed in SW Mo. ATV crash
PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) An Oklahoma man has died in an ATV crash in southwest Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 52-year-old Ronald Gaskill, of Okemah, Okla., was driving an ATV when he ran off a curve in McDonald County and struck a tree. The patrol said the accident occurred Saturday night.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker eyes expansion of passenger rail in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City lawmaker will host a legislative study this week on the expansion of passenger rail service in Oklahoma.
State Rep. Richard Morrissette's study will include testimony from Kansas state Sen. Dick Kelsey and other lawmakers and transportation officials from Texas and Kansas. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the state Capitol.