TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say a 5-year-old boy who was found unresponsive at an apartment complex swimming pool has died.
Officers said Thursday the child was swimming with some other children in a pool at the Canyon Creek Apartments Wednesday night when the other children screamed for help after noticing he was under water and not moving.
Police say he was taken to St. John Medical Center in serious condition and died later that night.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have given the director of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation more power to set his top executives' salaries.
The bill that passed in the waning days of the legislative session also would have removed the salary caps for director salaries at the Board of Dentistry, Board of Nursing, Teachers' Retirement System and State Banking Department.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a man who argued that he owned the copyright to the phrases "Go Thunder" and "Let's Go Thunder."
The Oklahoman reports the high court rejected the case this week without comment. Charles Syrus sued the NBA team's ownership group, arguing that the phrases were protected by copyright because he used them in a song about the Thunder.
By declining to hear the appeal, the high court leaves in place a federal appeals decision that sided with the Thunder.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service warns that flash flooding is likely in the Oklahoma City area Wednesday morning, while severe thunderstorms are possible in much of southern and central Oklahoma.
Wednesday's forecast comes after storms dropped enormous hail on the Oklahoma City area Tuesday night. The National Weather Service received preliminary reports of softball-sized hail or larger in the Kingfisher area.
No deaths were reported but authorities say a handful of people were injured by the large hailstones.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two students will win money for higher education as state leaders launch a contest to celebrate National 529 College Savings Day.
State Treasurer Ken Miller and two Oklahoma City Thunder Girls will read to second-graders Tuesday morning at Capitol Hill Library in Oklahoma City. The event is part of the state's Think Big! Save for College! Sweepstakes.