MEAD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a head-on collision in Bryan County.
The highway patrol says the wreck happened Sunday afternoon on U.S. 70 near Mead. According to a preliminary report, a truck driven by 47-year-old Richard Ardrey of Colbert crossed the center line and crashed into a pickup driven by 40-year-old Leonard Wiley Fly II of Yukon.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â With efforts underway to place initiatives involving storm shelters and marijuana sales on this November's ballot, Oklahoma Democrats are wondering if the issues can benefit them this fall.
Supporters of the proposals are gathering signatures in an effort to put the issues before voters in the general election. A cockfighting initiative on the 2002 ballot drew large numbers of rural Democrats to the polls, and that was the year an underdog Democratic state senator from Shawnee named Brad Henry won the governor's race.
JAY, Okla. (AP) â The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two Missouri men were killed when the car they were riding in crashed on State Highway 20 near Jay in northeastern Oklahoma.
An OHP report says 29-year-old Estilmel Perez of Noel, Missouri, and 21-year-old Ludi Ordonez of Carthage, Missouri, died in the crash shortly after 9 p.m. Friday about 10 miles east of Jay in Delaware County.
A crowd, estimated at 100, gathered outside of the Hobby Lobby store on South Harvard in Tulsa to protest last Monday's Supreme Court ruling on religious rights for for-profit companies. While not everyone agreed with the protesters, some motorists did honk and wave in support of the demonstration, just south of the corner of 51st and Harvard.
An estimated 80,000 people crowded along the banks of the Arkansas River to watch the annual fire works display. The display came off without a hitch to the delight to the crowd. The event was mostly peaceful.
One person did have to be rescued from the Arkansas River near the low water dam, south of the fireworks display. He was rescued from the water just before dusk.
Other displays were held in Jenks, Cedar Ridge Country Club and at Grand and Skiatook Lake.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether human remains found near a northwest Oklahoma prison belong to an inmate who escaped from the facility in 2012.
Woodward County Sheriff Gary Stanley says residents using metal detectors found the remains Wednesday in a pasture near the William S. Key Correctional Center in Fort Supply. The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office will identify the remains and determine a cause of death.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — With more workers out on Tulsa's streets during the summer months, city officials are warning motorists to be more alert when they drive through construction zones.
Two contractors were killed in April after a driver hit them in a work zone. Two months later, a worker flagging traffic at night near a trench where workers were repairing a water main was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident.
Last year, 17 people were killed in Oklahoma highway work zones and 857 people were injured in 1,646 collisions in Oklahoma work zones.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality are reminding boaters and swimmers to use caution as they head out to area lakes and streams over the holiday weekend.
The department says certain bacteria, viruses and protozoa can be present in untreated bodies of water. Some of the microorganisms are harmful and can cause mild problems, such as ear infection, swimmer's itch, gastrointestinal upset or relatively rare but serious conditions such as eye infections and some forms of meningitis.