TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a motorcycle crash in east Tulsa early Thursday morning.
Tulsa police say the crash happened at about 2 a.m. in the Regency Park subdivision. Authorities say the motorcycle was likely traveling too fast when the driver failed to negotiate a curve in the road and crashed into two parked cars in a driveway.
Police say the man driving the motorcycle was killed instantly. His female passenger died later Thursday.
Authorities say neither person was wearing a helmet.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — American Airlines and American Eagle say they will cancel 300 flights this week to cope with a high number of pilots reporting sick and an increase in maintenance reports filed by crews.
That's 1.25 percent of the 24,000 flights that were scheduled by the two airlines, which are owned by Fort Worth-based AMR Corporation.
AMR said Wednesday that it canceled the flights in advance to avoid inconveniencing passengers. Earlier this week, American said it would cut its schedule through the end of October by up to 2 percent.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Two candidates vying for the U.S. House of Representatives seat now held by U.S. Rep. John Sullivan will meet Tuesday for a debate.
The debate between Republican Jim Bridenstine and Democrat John Olson is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday in Bartlesville. Oklahoma Wesleyan University will host the event at its Lyon Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
Bridenstine defeated Sullivan, a five-term incumbent, in the June primary. Olson had no primary opponent. Independent Craig Allen is also on the ballot for the 1st District seat.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The wife and daughter of man killed inside a Walmart store when a massive tornado hit Joplin are suing.
The Joplin Globereported that the wrongful death lawsuit names as defendants Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the store's manager. The case was transferred Friday to federal court. It initially was filed in Jasper County Circuit Court.
MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — Emergency officials say a disaster recovery center in Mannford set up for residents affected by the August wildfires will close this week.
The center opened Aug. 27 to serve Creek County homeowners, renters and businesses following the wildfire that burned between Aug. 3 and Aug. 14. The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management say the center will close at 6 p.m. Friday.
The center is staffed by state and federal emergency management officials and the U.S. Small Business Administration.