CHOCTAW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a person was found dead in a fire at an apartment complex in Choctaw.
Oklahoma City television station KWTV reports that the fire broke out Thursday night at Mill Creek Apartments in Choctaw. Flames were shooting from the structure when firefighters arrived, and it took crews about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.
Authorities say firefighters discovered a person's body when crews entered the apartment.
NEW YORK (AP)---Hostess Brands Inc. plans to ask for a judge's approval Thursday to give its top executives bonuses totaling up to $1.8 million as part of its wind-down plans.
The maker of Twinkies, Ding Dongs and Ho Hos says the incentive pay is needed to retain the 19 managers during the liquidation process, which could take about a year. Two of those executives would be eligible for additional rewards depending on how efficiently they carry out the liquidation.
Hostess is also seeking final approval for its wind-down, which was approved on an interim basis last week.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge says a former Tulsa megachurch employee should be bound over for trial on a charge of making a lewd proposal to an underage girl.
But the judge on Thursday dismissed a second charge against Israel Castillo that accused him of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime, finding that both charges against Castillo relied on the same evidence.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two ticket holders will share the highest Powerball jackpot ever, and the second-largest top prize in U.S. lottery history. The question is: Who are the winners waking up to new lives as multimillionaires?
Lottery officials said early Thursday that tickets sold in Arizona and Missouri matched all six numbers to win the record $587.5 million jackpot.
The numbers drawn Wednesday night are: 5, 16, 22, 23, 29. The Powerball is 6.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The first cracks are developing among Republicans over whether to accept a quick deal with President Barack Obama on allowing the top two income tax rates to expire.
Conservative Oklahoma GOP Rep. Tom Cole has told GOP colleagues that it's better to make sure that tax cuts for the 98 percent of taxpayers who make less than $200,000 or $250,000 a year are extended than to battle it out with Obama and risk increasing taxes on everyone.