SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Police in Sand Springs say a man killed by an officer during the weekend caused the deadly shooting.
Deputy Police Chief Mike Carter told reporters Monday that 66-year-old Donald Allen was shot by Officer Brian Barnett on Saturday when Allen strode toward the officer with a loaded pistol pointed at Barnett.
Carter said Barnett was investigating reports of a man shooting a weapon in his backyard when he encountered Allen. Carter says Allen cursed and threatened the officer before retreating into his home.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â The Oklahoma House is advertising a legal notice of plans to either complete the unfinished American Indian Cultural Center and Museum or transfer ownership to the city of Oklahoma City.
Republican House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Monday that no legislation has been filed to address the museum. He says the House is required to advertise the notice for four weeks to move forward with any option for the museum before the Legislature must adjourn on May 29.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Police in Tulsa say an 11-month-old girl has died from injuries sustained in a fire at a north Tulsa apartment complex.
The Tulsa World reports that the girl died following a fire around 1:45 a.m. Corporal Kevin Warne says the girl had been hospitalized in critical condition at a nearby hospital, and that a 3-year-old was also briefly hospitalized for observation.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa County's Women in Recovery program is hosting an open house this week to showcase its new 20,000 square-foot location.
The event is Thursday and officials say the new building is nearly double the size of the previous location and has enough office and work space to serve more than 100 women, 200 children and program graduates.
Women in Recovery is a program that offers an alternative to prison for women who are nonviolent offenders with alcohol and drug addictions in Tulsa County.
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma chapter of Council on American-Islamic relations wants state and federal law enforcement to investigate after bacon strips were found wrapped on the door handles of an Edmond mosque.
Edmond police received a report Sunday morning about bacon being left in the parking lot and entrance of the Islamic Society of Edmond. Muslims are prohibited from consuming pork products.
Police say more information about the incident will be released Monday.
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) — Police in Sand Springs say an officer shot and killed an armed man who rushed police with a gun pointed at the officer.
The names of the dead man and offices involved in the Saturday morning shooting were not immediately released.
Police say in a news release that officers were called shortly after 8 a.m. about a man firing a weapon in the backyard of his home. Police say the man refused orders to drop the weapon and instead said the gun was loaded and threatened officers as he went inside the home.