DURANT, Okla. (AP) — A suspected killer who escaped a state prison is now back in custody.
Oklahoma Department of Corrections spokesman Jerry Massie told the Lawton Constitution that 28-year-old Robert Long was recaptured Thursday night after being found on a train in Durant.
Long had disappeared from the Jackie Brannon Correctional Center in McAlester before a 10 p.m. head count on Tuesday. Massie says Long pushed a window screen out and walked away from the minimum-security facility where he was serving time for drug and weapons convictions.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The first phase of Oklahoma State University's Mobile App Competition is complete, and the winning ideas are "Drive to win!" and "Fitness Telematics."
The contest is sponsored by the OSU Mobile App Center along with AAA Oklahoma and CSAA Insurance Group. And the winners emphasize various mobile technologies that apply to insurance or "Insurance Telematics," the theme of this year's contest.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — House Speaker Jeff Hickman has restructured the House committees and appropriation subcommittees and announced the various chairs and vice chairs.
Hickman named longtime ally Earl Sears of Bartlesville to replace Norman Rep. Scott Martin as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. Martin takes over as chairman of a new appropriations subcommittee that oversees funding for education.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for an Oklahoma inmate scheduled to die for stabbing a prison worker to death in 1998 are asking a state board to recommend sparing his life.
A clemency hearing is scheduled Friday for 53-year-old John Marion Grant, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for killing corrections worker Gay Carter, who was stabbed 16 times at Dick Connor Correctional Center in Hominy.
CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa-area firefighters say one person has died in a house fire.
Firefighters say a neighbor pulled one person to safety before responders arrived Friday morning. They say one adult and two children were in the home when the fire broke out. Fire crews rescued the third person.
The identity of the victim hasn't been released. No other injuries were reported.
Firefighters say the home is a total loss. They say battling the blaze was difficult because there aren't hydrants in the rural neighborhood.