OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — November marks the 15th anniversary of the landmark agreement that ended a lawsuit against big tobacco companies by 46 states, including Oklahoma.
The 1998 lawsuit sought to end the tobacco industry's practice of marketing an addictive and deadly product to children. The states sued the tobacco industry to expose deceptive tobacco industry practices and recover costs to the states for smoking-related illnesses.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Muskogee woman was killed on Thanksgiving after she jumped from a moving vehicle.
The highway patrol says the death occurred Thursday night on Country Club Road south of Muskogee. According to a preliminary report, 26-year-old Saunsarae Hall got into an argument with the driver and jumped from the moving vehicle.
Hall was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities say the death remains under investigation.
Authorities say two people are dead after a fire broke out at a mobile home in northwest Tulsa. The blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. The fire was near Apache near 41st West Avenue, in the Osage foot hills.
A 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were found dead in the home.
Two other people escaped the fire, which destroyed the mobile home.
Investigators have not determined what caused the fire, but there were at least five space heaters found in the home with at least one near the source of the fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state legislator from Claremore says he plans to run for a Senate seat being vacated by Democratic state Sen. Sean Burrage.
Rep. Marty Quinn announced Wednesday his plans to run for the seat in Rogers and Mayes counties. Burrage announced earlier this week his plans to leave the Senate after his current term ends to spend more time at his home in Claremore.
Elected to the House in 2010, Quinn runs an insurance company in Rogers County.
Republicans currently hold a 36-12 advantage over Democrats in the Senate.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City Thunder fan who hit a half-court shot for $20,000 may not be able to keep both the money and his eligibility to compete in college sports.
Cameron Rodriguez, a sophomore forward for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders basketball team, sank the promotional shot Nov. 18 during the Thunder's home game against the Denver Nuggets. The 23-year-old is from Elk City, Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Department of Justice has entered into an agreement with an Oklahoma-based child care facility that was found to have discriminated against a child with Down's Syndrome.
Under the agreement, Camelot Development Center will provide annual training on working with children with developmental disabilities and make modifications to try to allow the child to take field trips.
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