TULSA (AP) — The sister of a Tulsa shooting victim says her brother was buying a birthday gift for his wife while holding his 10-year-old daughter's hand when he was shot Saturday.
Police say 58-year-old Graydon Brown died at a hospital following Saturday's shooting outside a Best Buy store that also killed 34-year-old Scott Norman of Tulsa. Police told reporters that Norman was the target of the shooting and that a stray bullet that shattered the store's glass window hit Brown in the chest.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An FBI special agent has pleaded guilty to one count of embezzlement of public money for allegedly taking more than $43,000 in public funds.
Timothy Klotz entered the plea Friday before U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, who ordered a pre-sentence investigation report. A formal sentencing date will be scheduled once the report is completed.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Woody Guthrie's hometown will celebrate the folk singer's 100th birthday this weekend, even though a local state lawmaker said Guthrie was "probably not one of the favorite sons" while he was alive.
Saturday marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, which will be feted as part of the 15th annual Woody Guthrie Festival in the eastern Oklahoma town of Okemah.
Democratic State Senator Roger Ballenger notes that while Guthrie wasn't popular while alive, fondness for his music grew in the years following his death in 1967.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of Oklahoma's U.S. House delegation, including the lone Democrat, have voted for a resolution to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Congressman Dan Boren joined fellow U.S. Representatives Tom Cole, James Lankford, Frank Lucas and John Sullivan, all Republicans, in passing HR 6079, which would repeal the law in its entirety. Boren was among five U.S. House Democrats who voted for the resolution on Wednesday.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — As extreme drought and scorching heat creep back into the Southern Plains, ranchers and state foresters fear a repeat of last summer's tinderbox conditions that turned pastures into wasteland, sparked hundreds of wildfires and ravaged countless acres of crops.
The region is emerging from a blistering June where temperatures reached 112 degrees in the Oklahoma towns of Buffalo and Freedom and 106 degrees in Harrison and Russellville in Arkansas.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) — The two Republicans vying for the 2nd Congressional District nomination will meet next week for a debate.
Markwayne Mullin and George Faught are scheduled to debate Monday at Rogers State University in Claremore. The event is sponsored by RSU-TV, the Claremore Daily Progress, the Claremore Chamber of Commerce and the RSU Department of Communications.