HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in Oklahoma has dropped by ten this week. That's according to Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes weekly rig count released on Friday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whole Foods Market Inc. is recalling a brand of chocolate chip cookies it sells in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas because it discovered the product has nuts even though its labeling indicates it doesn't.
The Austin, Texas-based company announced the recall Thursday after an employee discovered the brand "Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies" has walnuts.
The product is packaged in a small brown paper bag, with a clear window and a chocolate chip cookie label on the front.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of United Methodists in Oklahoma have signed a statement in support of gay marriage ahead of an April global policy conference of the church, which prohibits gay marriages.
Retired Oklahoma City minister Jim Gragg is collecting signatures and says 62 clergy and 203 members have signed the statement. The Oklahoma United Methodist Conference says there about 300,000 Methodists in the state.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — The FBI says a Muskogee man has been arrested for the robbery of a Muskogee bank at knife-point.
Special Agent Clay Simmonds says 66-year-old Jerry Lee Taylor was arrested shortly after the Wednesday morning robbery.
It was not known if Taylor had an attorney.
Simmonds says there were no injuries during the robbery that occurred when a man walked into the Banc First bank with a knife and demanded money. Simmonds says the man then jumped over a teller's counter and took an undisclosed amount of cash from drawers before leaving.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police have released the name of the officer who shot and killed a man who allegedly broke into a woman's home and attacked her.
Police said Wednesday that Officer James Comstock shot and killed 25-year-old Phillip Steven Doll on Tuesday when Doll lunged at officers investigating a 911 call that someone had broken into the woman's home. Police have said Doll was on top of the woman when officers entered the home and lunged at them before Comstock opened fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Office of State Finance Director Preston Doerflinger is stepping down temporarily to serve as the interim director of the Department of Human Services.
The commission that governs DHS named Doerflinger to the post Thursday. Doerflinger described the move as temporary and said he'll resign when a permanent director is found. The Governor's Office said Doerflinger will be reinstated as finance director at that time.