Norman, OK – 2 children killed in Norman apartment fire
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two children are dead after a fire at the Brooks Apartments in Norman.
A Norman fire department spokesman says a 1-year-old child and a 4-year-old child died in the Monday morning blaze and that five adults have been taken to a hospital, one with critical burns to his face.
Norman Fire Deputy Chief Jim Bailey says the fire started about 6:40 a.m. and firefighters saw heavy smoke and flames upon arriving at the apartment.
Pineville, Mo – Oklahoma man killed in SW Mo. ATV crash
PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) An Oklahoma man has died in an ATV crash in southwest Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that 52-year-old Ronald Gaskill, of Okemah, Okla., was driving an ATV when he ran off a curve in McDonald County and struck a tree. The patrol said the accident occurred Saturday night.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lawmaker eyes expansion of passenger rail in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An Oklahoma City lawmaker will host a legislative study this week on the expansion of passenger rail service in Oklahoma.
State Rep. Richard Morrissette's study will include testimony from Kansas state Sen. Dick Kelsey and other lawmakers and transportation officials from Texas and Kansas. The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the state Capitol.
Tulsa, OK – 2 killed, woman hurt in Tulsa hotel shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police have identified two people who were killed during a triple shooting inside a hotel room in east-central Tulsa.
Officer Jason Willingham says 23-year-old Joey Deon Mike and 19-year-old Jermiko Thomas were found shot to death Thursday night. Willingham says a woman who also was shot is "clinging to life" at a Tulsa hospital.
Officers were called to the Days Inn hotel about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and found the three victims.
Oklahoma City, OK – OU, OSU demand pro-744 group stop using logos
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state's two largest universities are demanding that a group promoting a ballot measure to increase education spending stop using their logos in an advertisement.
The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University sent Yes on 744 a letter on Friday asking the group to cease and desist from broadcasting "the misleading YES ON 744 advertisement in any form."