BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials are offering a $3,500 reward for information about a robbery at the Woolaroc gift shop in northeastern Oklahoma.
Officials say a man robbed the gift shop shortly before closing Sunday night. Authorities say the robber fled with $4,500 in cash.
Woolaroc is a ranch, museum and wildlife preserve in the Osage Hills of northeastern Oklahoma. Its name is derived from three words — woods, lakes and rocks. The site is known for its Wonderland of Lights display each December.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials say the Lake Hefner flyover bridge will reopen Saturday on the Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City.
The bridge has been closed since October as crews rebuilt a support structure. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority says the project finished up 36 days ahead of schedule. Officials had initially planned for a 90-day closure.
The bridge carries an estimated 8,500 motorists per day from westbound Kilpatrick Turnpike onto southbound Lake Hefner Parkway.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City firefighters say a woman and four children are dead after a blaze at a house on the city's northwest side.
City Fire Department Maj. Tammy McKinney says the children killed in the Wednesday morning fire range in age from 2 to 8 years old. McKinney says a man also is in critical condition at a local hospital.
Oklahoma corrections officials are supervising fewer people on probation and parole after a change in the law that lets district attorneys keep track of more former prisoners.
Since 2006, the number of people supervised by the Corrections Department has fallen from 30,000 to 20,000. The state's 27 district attorneys supervise 10,000 inmates who had been charged with felonies and 27,000 with misdemeanors, according to The Oklahoman newspaper (http://bit.ly/VhdXYy).
A winter storm packing a messy mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow knocked out power for tens of thousands of customers across Arkansas and is being blamed on at least one road death in Oklahoma.
Forecasters posted blizzard warnings for northeastern Arkansas, expecting up to 10 inches of snow and 40 mph wind gusts in a band from near Little Rock to the Missouri Bootheel. A blizzard warning for southwestern Oklahoma was dropped — but was replaced by a wind-chill advisory that warned of readings of minus-11.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A Christmas Day winter storm warning for Oklahoma and Arkansas stretches from far western Oklahoma to northeastern Arkansas and the National Weather Service says up to 10 inches of snow is possible in some areas.
The weather service says 4 to 8 inches is possible in most of the region with the heavier amounts in the Ozark Mountains of northwest Arkansas and in northeast Arkansas.