Muskogee, OK – 1 dead in shooting at Muskogee, Okla.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) A Muskogee, Okla., police spokesman says one person is dead and five or six have been injured in a shooting inside the downtown Arrowhead Mall, crowded with visitors attending the annual Azalea Festival.
Shoppers who were inside the mall were told by a public-address announcement to leave as quickly as possible, and gathered outside the mall. Several said they heard four or five shots just before the announcement about 4:15 p.m.
Oklahoma City, OK – AG will not challenge health care law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson says he will not challenge new federal health care legislation that requires private citizens to purchase health care coverage.
Edmondson said Friday a lawsuit that would challenge the constitutionality of the law would have little chance of success. He says a legal challenge would be a misuse of his office's funds and an exercise in futility.
Tulsa, OK – One person is dead as Tulsa County Deputies attempt to serve a warrant. The incident happened Friday morning in the 1800 North Kingston Place. Deputies say they were serving a high risk warrant when the suspect grabbed a gun and pointed at the officers. The officers fired, striking the man. He was dead at the scene. While searching the building, officers found what appeared to be a pipe bomb. The Tulsa Police Bomb Squad was called to the scene and determined the device was not explosive.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The head of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority says the new federal health care law would mean 250,000 more Oklahomans would have insurance in 2014.
Mike Fogerty said Thursday that the average cost of the program would be about $63 million a year until 2020. Fogerty says the increase in the number of Oklahomans with health insurance would cut the $1 billion cost of nonpaying patients in half.
Tulsa, OK – On the field, the Inaugural Game at ONEOK Field produced a disappointing 7-0 loss for the Tulsa Drillers, but off the field, the new park was a resounding success. More than 8,600 fans flocked to downtown Tulsa, producing a major league type setting for the first game in the Drillers new home.
The attendance total did not include the numerous fans that watched the game from the nearby rooftops of surrounding buildings.