Oklahoma City, OK – Dem supt candidate won't take stand on SQ 744
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) One of the candidates seeking to become Oklahoma's next state superintendent is declining to take a public stand on State Question 744.
The proposed constitutional amendment would require the state within three years to meet the regional average of per-student spending in the six states bordering Oklahoma. Gov. Brad Henry says it may be the most important state question considered by voters in 20 years.
Tulsa, Ok – NEW YORK (AP) Hertz says its bid for Dollar Thrifty is its best and final offer, even though Avis has sweetened its own bid for the Tulsa-based rental chain. Dollar Thrifty shareholders will have a special meeting next week to vote on the Hertz offer of $50.25 per share.
Sapulpa, OK – Authorities say device at Okla. school not a bomb
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have determined that a suspicious device found in a Sapulpa junior high school wasn't a bomb.
The discovery of the device about 9:05 a.m. Friday triggered the evacuation of about 2,000 students from the elementary, junior high and high schools in the city just west of Tulsa. The schools are located close together.
Tulsa, OK – Emergency officials are investigating a traffic crash on Highway 169 at 71st Street. It appears a truck ran off the north bound bridge and landed near 71st street. There are reports of injuries from motorist on 71st street. No word at this point on the truck driver's condition. The driver was taken to the hospital.
Sapulpa, OK – SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Sapulpa school officials say about 2,000 students from elementary, junior and high schools were evacuated after a potential pipe bomb was found inside a room in the junior high school.
Sapulpa police Maj. Mike Haefner says a Tulsa police bomb technician was brought in to evaluate the device, which was found about 9:05 a.m. Friday.
School Superintendent Mary Webb said officials decided to evacuate the schools as a precaution. The buildings are in proximity to each other.
Stillwater, OK – STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater Mayor Nathan Bates has learned that he's been indicted after a multicounty grand jury investigation into the circumstances surrounding a $5,000 economic development grant he received last year. The grand jury issued two sealed indictments that are to be unsealed Monday in the Payne County courthouse. Bates told The Oklahoman his attorney informed him of the indictment yesterday after speaking with prosecutors.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lottery officials looking for winners
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State lottery officials are looking for Oklahoma's newest millionaire.
Oklahoma Lottery officials said Thursday that a Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million was purchased at Stripes convenience store in Lawton. The winning numbers from Tuesday's drawing were 3, 20, 43, 47 and 52, with a Mega Ball of 26.
Officials say by choosing the multiplier, which was 4, the owner's winnings increased from $250,000 to $1 million.