Oklahoma City, OK – Cline to review Medical Examiner's Office
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Brad Henry has asked state Health Commissioner Terry Cline to lead a top-to-bottom review of the embattled Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Henry announced Cline's appointment on Wednesday, less than a week after the state Board of Medicolegal Investigations, which administers the agency, fired the former chief medical examiner, Dr. Collie M. Trant. Trant was fired on Friday after less than a year on the job.
Tulsa, OK – Raising Oklahoma's cigarette tax by $1 per pack would bring in $134.7 million in new annual revenue to help close the state's budget shortfall, while also reducing smoking and saving lives, according to a national report released today by a coalition of public health organizations.
Tulsa, OK – A 46-year-old man is rushed to St-Francis Hospital after his car is hit by a freight train. The accident happened shortly after nine this morning just east of the intersection of Pine and North Harvard.
The man was stopped on the track, waiting for traffic to clear when the crossing arm came down pinning his car on the tracks. The train hit the car about a minute later.
EMSA reports the man was transported to the hospital in fair condition and he is expected to recover.