Jay, OK – Okla inmate killed himself after escaping jail
JAY, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says one of two Delaware County inmates who escaped custody after beating two jailers fatally shot himself as sheriff's deputies closed in on him.
The OSBI said Thursday officers encountered Devin Martin and Kyle Sutton at a roadblock on U.S. 59 late Wednesday. They were driving a vehicle stolen from one of the jailers that had a firearm inside.
Officers exchanged gunfire with pair and Martin was grazed.
Collinsville, OK – Engine power loss probable cause of Okla crash
COLLINSVILLE, Okla. (AP) A National Transportation Safety Board reports says a loss of engine power is the probable cause of an accident that killed a Broken Arrow man and his mother, but the man's decision to make a 180-degree turn at a low level contributed to the accident last year.
Forty-nine-year-old Kevin Covell and 83-year-old Charlotte Covell died in the May 29 crash near Collinsville.
Oklahoma City, OK – Wheat harvest begins in Okla., small crop forecast
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The wheat harvest has begun in Oklahoma with the first load being gathered near Grandfield in southwestern Oklahoma.
The crop is expected to be small because of the ongoing drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting a harvest of just less than 75 million bushels. That's down from nearly 121 million bushels last year and is lower than the 77 million bushels harvested in 2009 when a severe freeze damaged the crop.
Oklahoma City, OK – Immigration bill targets criminals
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The House author of an illegal immigration bill says the measure will target human smugglers and attorneys who prey on illegal immigrants, but will do nothing to penalize employers who hire illegal workers.
Details of the bill obtained by The Associated Press show the measure also authorizes state and local law enforcement to recommend immigrants for certain types of visas if the immigrants report and aid in the investigation of illegal criminal activity.