Fort Smith, ARK – Body found near Oklahoma dam on Arkansas River
FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Authorities say a man's body has been found downstream of the Robert S. Kerr Dam in the Arkansas River.
Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart says the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's lake patrol found the man on the river just south of Sallisaw around 3 p.m. Friday. The body has been sent to the state medical examiner's office for identification.
Oklahoma City, OK – Man seeking loan robs Oklahoma City bank
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The FBI says a man who initially sought a loan at an Oklahoma City bank robbed it after his request was denied.
Agents say a white male walked into the Bank of Oklahoma about 12:10 p.m. and spoke to a loan officer. Officials say after he was told the bank couldn't help him, the man obtained a bank slip from one of the teller stands and wrote a demand note on it.
The man presented the note to the teller, who complied. The robber left the bank on foot.
Oklahoma City, OK – College agrees to operate SE Oklahoma state park
SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) A southeastern Oklahoma college has agreed to operate a state park slated for closure by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department.
Carl Albert State College president Brandon Webb said in a prepared statement that running Heavener Runestone State Park will allow the school to offer an education opportunity to students, as well as keeping recreational opportunities open to residents in the area.
Tulsa, OK – A lone bandit enters a south Tulsa bank at lunch time and demands cash. Police say the bandit passed the teller a threatening note, warning she would be killed if she did not hand over money. While a weapon was implied, none was displayed.
The robbery happened at the 71st and Memorial branch of the IBC Bank. The robber made good his escape.