WYANDOTTE, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say four people are dead after a head-on collision in northeastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. 60 near Wyandotte in Ottawa County. Authorities say a Ford Mustang driven by 39-year-old George Willis of Webb City, Mo., crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup truck traveling west.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The recusal of an Oklahoma County judge from a lawsuit filed by two state lawmakers challenging a $2 million state appropriation to a private, nonprofit livestock show has thrown a new wrinkle into the complicated case.
Republican Representatives Mike Reynolds of Oklahoma City and Mike Ritze of Broken Arrow claim the state appropriation to the Oklahoma Youth Expo livestock show is an inappropriate use of taxpayer money and is unconstitutional.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Cattle ranchers in Kansas and Oklahoma are looking for alternative ways to feed their animals this winter after one of the worst droughts in the nation's history cut hay production. Hay supplies are tight and prices are high.
At Debbie and Duane Blythes ranch in the parched Flint Hills of Kansas cattle are grazing on the leafy tops of turnips the couple planted for them after cutting their winter wheat.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Landry Jones threw for 500 yards and three touchdowns, and Brennan Clay scored on an 18-yard run in overtime to lift Number 14 Oklahoma to a 51-48 win against Number 22 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam rivalry yesterday. The Sooners never led during regulation in Norman, overcoming double-digit deficits in both halves. Backup quarterback Blake Bell tied it with 4 seconds left on a 4-yard keeper on fourth-and-1.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Stillwater man was killed when the car he was riding in crashed after the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the road.
The OHP report says 77-year-old Weldon Drew died in the Thanksgiving Day crash on a Payne County road about seven miles west of Stillwater.
Troopers say Drew was a passenger in the car that was eastbound on Oklahoma 51 when the driver swerved to avoid the deer and lost control of the vehicle. The report says the car went off the roadway and into a ditch where it rolled twice.
Savanna Police Chief David Spears started getting odd text messages shortly after he bought a new cell phone for the police department. An affidavit says the police chief contacted a drug task force after he received a text message Nov. 15 asking if he knew anyone "who wanted some tabs."
Authorities believe the phone number had previously been assigned to someone illegally selling prescription drugs.