OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Department of Health says a virus causing respiratory illness in children has been confirmed in Oklahoma.
The department says enterovirus D68 is a relatively rare virus. It had been confirmed in 11 other states, including Missouri, Kansas and Colorado.
The Centers for Disease Control says seven of 24 specimens submitted from Oklahoma hospitals and laboratories tested positive for the virus. The virus has been associated with an increase in pediatric admissions at hospitals in central Oklahoma.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Tulsa have arrested a man on an arson complaint in connection with a house fire that injured three children, including a 5-year-old boy who is critical condition.
The fire was reported early Tuesday in midtown Tulsa. Fire Department Capt. Stan May says firefighters found an 11-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy outside the burning home. May says firefighters also found a 5-year-old boy in a back bedroom, and pulled him to safety through a window.
A five-year-old Tulsa boy is rushed to the hospital following an overnight fire in mid-town Tulsa. The blaze was reported about 1 a.m. in a home near 29th and South Pittsburg Avenue. That is near the Broken Arrow Expressway at 31st Street.
The other residents of the home did manage to get out of the house on their own. Several of them were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
The Tulsa Fire Department is looking into the cause of the fire.
Green Country can look forward to the crisp and cooler air bringing lower gas prices with it. AAA spokesman Chuck Mai explains that after Labor Day and towards the end of summer driving season, the prices of gas steadily but surely begin to lower. The reason for this is the start of the oil refineries "yearly transition to producing cheaper winter blends of gasoline," Mai explains. This drop in prices is welcomed at the start of the school year as families prepare their annual carpooling and after school program routines.