Tulsa, OK – Beginning Sat., all calls in 918 need 10 digits
TULSA, Okla. (AP) All telephone calls placed in the 918 area code region of northeast Oklahoma will require punching in three more digits beginning next Saturday.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission set Saturday as the day to begin requiring callers to specify the area code, even if the call is a local call, so the telephone system can deal with addition of a new area code that will cover the same geographic area.
Vinita, OK – Oklahoma boy killed after being struck by car
VINITA, Okla. (AP) Authorities are investigating the death of a two-year-old boy who was struck by a car after wandering into a Vinita street.
Police say the accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday along Tahlequah Avenue.
Vinita Assistant Police Chief Barry Armstrong told KTUL-TV the child walked up out of a steep ditch near his home and into the street. A passing driver saw the child and attempted to swerve, but it was too late.
Oklahoma City, OK – 3 more flu deaths reported in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Influenza-related illnesses are still making a mark in Oklahoma, as health authorities report three more deaths, bringing the total number this season to 15.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Thursday that one of the deaths came in the 0 to 18 age group and occurred in Jefferson County. The other deaths came in the 19-64 group in Marshall County and in the 65 and older group in Tulsa County.