OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It wasn't Santa and his reindeer landing on roofs that shook some central Oklahoma homes on Christmas.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports that two earthquakes have struck the area. The first, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake, struck near Spencer at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday. A USGS preliminary report says the earthquake's epicenter was 5 miles north of Spencer and 11 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The earthquake had a depth of about 3 miles.
The revival of Route 66 has led to a fascination with the exterior of the many motels that line the historic highway, but one Tulsa artist hopes a new exhibit will remind people that not everything that goes on inside the rooms should be romanticized.
Western Doughty's Route 66: Room #116 is a collection of about 75 images depicting everyday experiences that take place at a motel along Route 66 that tends to attract an assortment of travelers: transients, cross-country drivers, families and Route 66 enthusiasts.
Alvin Watts (left) and Jake England changed their not guilty pleas Monday to guilty and were sentenced to life without parole. Prosecutors offered to drop the possibility of pursuing the death penalty in exchange for the men's guilty pleas.
Opponents of Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law are asking the State Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional.
Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the law violates the state Constitution and should be struck down.
Two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization filed the lawsuit in September. The lawsuit says provisions of the new law would deny treatment and compensation to injured workers under certain circumstances.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved several road construction contracts, including a nearly $38 million plan to improve parts of U.S. 60 near Pawhuska.
During its monthly meeting Monday, the commission awarded a contract to Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. to improve a nearly six-mile stretch of U.S. 60. The project is expected to take about 590 days to complete.
But Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Mike Patterson says future work and even existing contracts may be jeopardized because of an uncertainty in federal funding.