Fire officials in Midwest City say a woman injured in a fire that killed her two young sons has now died.
Officials told reporters Monday that the woman died at an Oklahoma City hospital where she was taken following the Sunday fire that killed her 2- and 4-year-old sons. The names of the three were not immediately released.
Maj. David Richardson says the cause of the fire has not been determined -- but said that it began at the edge of a hallway and living room and was reported just before noon Sunday.
FAIRLAND, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a body found in Grand Lake near Fairland has been turned over to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy and identification.
Authorities had been searching the water for 32-year-old Mitchell Ray Cunningham. Witnesses told authorities that Cunningham jumped off a boat dock into floodwaters at Twin Bridges State Park on Grand Lake.
A spokesman for the Grand River Dam Authority says waters were very swift when Cunningham disappeared last Wednesday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The chief executive officer of Emergency Medical Services Authority says the ambulance service will change the statements it sends to patients.
The change comes after EMSA was criticized by patients and city officials in Tulsa for billing patients who paid a monthly fee of $3 to $4 a month with their utility bills as part of a program to provide ambulance service at no additional charge.
EMSA CEO Steve Williamson says that the new statements should be in place by July 1st.
COMMERCE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the suspicious death of an 8-month-old boy.
OSBI officials say the Commerce Police Department requested their assistance in investigating the death of Randy Kirk the Third, whose mother found him and called for help around noon Friday. The baby was dead when emergency crews arrived.
OSBI agents and Commerce officers began searching the child's home for any evidence of what caused the child's death and agents plan to interview those inside the home when the baby died.
BRISTOW, Okla. (AP) — An auto accident on eastbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike shut down traffic just east of Bristow for nearly two hours.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision at mile marker 208 in Creek County caused the shutdown of eastbound traffic on the turnpike — which is also on Interstate 44 — for one hour, 53 minutes late Saturday afternoon.
The crash occurred about 3:50 p.m. and the lanes were reopened about 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
The patrol did not immediately release details about the accident and whether there were any injuries yesterday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Someone has stolen the pageant crown and other items from the reigning Miss Oklahoma.
Police say the items were taken April 22 from the backseat of Betty Thompson's car as she was moving to Stillwater. The vehicle was open and unattended as she and her family carried her belongings up to her apartment.
Her family waited to see if the items were taken as a prank or would be returned before reporting the theft several days later.
Thompson won Miss Oklahoma in June and was first runner-up in the Miss America pageant in January.