DALLAS (AP) — Officials at a Wichita, Kansas, hospital say five people who fell ill with listeriosis after consuming a Blue Bell ice cream product became sick while patients in their hospital. Three of the people died.
A spokeswoman for Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita says five patients became ill with listeriosis during their hospitalizations for unrelated causes between December 2013 and January 2015.
PAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — A state district attorney and judge are at legal odds over the establishment of a drug court in Pawnee County.
Rex Duncan, the district attorney for Osage and Pawnee counties, has made claims that Associate District Judge Patrick Pickerill used a "sham legal process" to backdate two administrative orders that appointed a secretary bailiff and created a drug court on October 30th.
The Tulsa World reports that another judge denied Duncan's initial claims and ratified the orders on January 14th.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A high-profile attorney hired by alumni of a fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma says the actions of some student members caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but members still have rights that must be protected.
Attorney Stephen Jones said Friday members of the fraternity and their parents also are concerned about the students' safety after some received physical and verbal abuse, even death threats.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Shaquille Harrison scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds as second-seeded Tulsa held off No. 10 seed Houston 59-51 on Friday night to advance to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament.
The Golden Hurricane (22-9) will face the winner of the semifinal between No. 6 Connecticut and No. 3 Cincinnati Saturday.
There are more than 630-thousand Oklahomans without medical insurance coverage. It impacts those that do have insurance, and the issue is a major topic discussed at a health care forum in Tulsa today. President of the Oklahoma Hospital Association, Craig Jones, says in 2013 hospitals in the state gave over $550-million in care to those without insurance. He says that cost has to be shifted, so it’s borne by those with insurance and companies that privately insure their employees.
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Police in Bartlesville say a man wanted by U.S. marshals shot and killed himself in the parking lot of a Bartlesville shopping center.
Capt. Jay Hastings says 36-year-old William David Parks Jr. shot himself once in the head Thursday night while officers were trying to talk him into getting out of the vehicle he was in outside Eastland Shopping Center. Parks died later at a local hospital.
DAVIDSON, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a state highway patrol trooper was injured in a southern Oklahoma accident and was flown to a Texas hospital.
Lt. John Vincent of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol says trooper Gary Sanders had pulled over a vehicle on Thursday night for a traffic stop on the side of U.S. 183 north of Davidson. During the stop, a vehicle struck the back of Sanders' patrol car, causing it to hit the vehicle Sanders pulled over.
It's unclear whether Sanders was inside of his patrol car at the time of the wreck.