DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say two people are dead after a fire truck crashed into a minivan that turned in front of it.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision happened Sunday afternoon on Oklahoma Highway 16 in Creek County. Authorities say the Olive Fire Department was responding to a fire with its emergency lights engaged at the time of the crash.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An electronic system to connect Oklahoma with other states to track sales of drugs containing a key ingredient in methamphetamine is expected to be running by October 1st.
A state law approved earlier this year established the system went into effect July 1st — and state Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward said work to integrate the state's current system into the system is under way.
Woodward said Oklahoma is the only state that already has a real-time tracking system in place while other states were simply "plugged into" the larger system.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reports filed with the state Ethics Commission show lobbyists provided 37 Oklahoma lawmakers with tickets to Oklahoma Thunder NBA games during the past season.
The reports filed Friday show corporate lobbyists spent about $4,000 for the tickets and to host the lawmakers at the games throughout the year.
The most tickets — 29 — were handed out by The State Chamber. Chamber lobbyist Gwendolyn Caldwell says that helps her build better relationships with lawmakers and to connect lawmakers with business leaders.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a man has drowned in Okemah Lake in eastern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 41-year-old Okemah resident Paul Lombard was swimming in a designated area near the west shore when he attempted to swim across the cove around 6:30 p.m. Friday. About halfway there, he turned back but wasn't able to make it shore.
Troopers say Lombard called out for help but couldn't stay afloat.
A dive team using side scan radar recovered his body about 25 yards from the south shore in 18 feet of water.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing part of a controversial rule that sets the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants.
The rule was issued in December. It's aimed at curbing mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.
The Obama administration calls the rule a sensible step to reduce pollution, but Republicans have denounced it as a part of a "war on coal." The rule could force hundreds of the nation's oldest and dirtiest power plants to clean up or shut down.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a Muskogee mall more than two years ago.
The panel deliberated more than four hours Friday before finding Dondray Fowler guilty of murder and of assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Jurors recommended a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Fowler was accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Jarrod Reed and wounding four others on April 10th, 2010, at Arrowhead Mall.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe's flap with the Federal Aviation Administration two years ago over his landing on a closed runway in Texas has led to an aviation bill now pending in Congress.
Oklahoma's senior senator says the incident helped open his eyes to the power the FAA has over pilots. His so-called Pilots' Bill of Rights has already unanimously cleared the Senate and House author, U.S. Representative Sam Graves, says he expects it will pass in the House next week.