Tulsa, Ok – Okla. soldiers return home in time for holiday
TULSA, Okla. (AP) More than two dozen Oklahoma Air National Guard members got to spend Thanksgiving at home in the Tulsa area.
Thirty-one members of the Tulsa-based 219th Engineering Squadron were greeted by family members and friends when they arrived at Tulsa International Airport on Wednesday. The soldiers had been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fort Supply, OK – Northwest Okla. prison says inmate escapes
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) The state Department of Corrections says a man has escaped from a minimum-security prison in northwest Oklahoma.
Officials at William S. Key Correctional Facility say they realized an inmate was missing when they conducted a head count around 8 p.m. Tuesday. A second count confirmed that 31-year-old Terry Storey had escaped.
Luther, OK – Earthquakes reported in central Oklahoma
LUTHER, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two earthquakes have shaken parts of central Oklahoma.
The U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological Survey reported an earthquake about 4:48 p.m. Wednesday in eastern Oklahoma County, between Jones and Luther. The Oklahoma Geological Survey reports that the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 4.0, while the U.S. Geological Survey estimated the quake's magnitude at 3.9.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG sues over children's home closure
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Attorney General Drew Edmondson has asked a Kay County judge to block the planned closure of a children's home in Ponca City that would displace 44 children just days after Christmas.
Edmondson on Tuesday sought a temporary restraining order and injunction to stop the Dec. 31 closure of the American Legion Children's Home and the January 2011 auction of the home's assets.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. juvenile affairs agency to build new centers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs has announced a contract to build new centers in Ada and Tecumseh.
The agency said Tuesday it will sign a contract Dec. 6 with Ada Youth Academy Authority to build and operate a 144-bed youth academy. The Tulsa World reports the academy is expected to begin operating in mid-2012.