Authorities say two people are dead after a fire broke out at a mobile home in northwest Tulsa. The blaze was reported shortly after 2 a.m. The fire was near Apache near 41st West Avenue, in the Osage foot hills.
A 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman were found dead in the home.
Two other people escaped the fire, which destroyed the mobile home.
Investigators have not determined what caused the fire, but there were at least five space heaters found in the home with at least one near the source of the fire.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican state legislator from Claremore says he plans to run for a Senate seat being vacated by Democratic state Sen. Sean Burrage.
Rep. Marty Quinn announced Wednesday his plans to run for the seat in Rogers and Mayes counties. Burrage announced earlier this week his plans to leave the Senate after his current term ends to spend more time at his home in Claremore.
Elected to the House in 2010, Quinn runs an insurance company in Rogers County.
Republicans currently hold a 36-12 advantage over Democrats in the Senate.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City Thunder fan who hit a half-court shot for $20,000 may not be able to keep both the money and his eligibility to compete in college sports.
Cameron Rodriguez, a sophomore forward for the Southwestern College Moundbuilders basketball team, sank the promotional shot Nov. 18 during the Thunder's home game against the Denver Nuggets. The 23-year-old is from Elk City, Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Department of Justice has entered into an agreement with an Oklahoma-based child care facility that was found to have discriminated against a child with Down's Syndrome.
Under the agreement, Camelot Development Center will provide annual training on working with children with developmental disabilities and make modifications to try to allow the child to take field trips.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma residents for the first time in 70 years will be able to legally enjoy the true meaning of Black Friday and its mega-deals after legislators repealed parts of a law that prohibited retailers from selling items below cost.
Low-price retail events, in which retailers price items at a steep discount to attract shoppers, were technically illegal in Oklahoma. That's because of a 1941 law called the Unfair Sales Act required retailers to sell products for at least 6 percent more than they paid for it.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More earthquakes have rocked Oklahoma.
A preliminary report from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that a 2.5 magnitude earthquake struck 24 miles northwest of Healdton, in south-central Oklahoma, at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
It had a depth of 3.1 miles.
Another earthquake centered near Edmond struck at around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday. The 2.8 magnitude quake had a depth of 3.1 miles and was located 4 miles southeast of Edmond and 11 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Center for Respiratory and Infectious Diseases has awarded grants to four projects for research into respiratory infectious diseases.
A total of $158,459 was awarded to principal investigators Wouter Hoff and Marianna Patrauchan at Oklahoma State University; principal investigator Gilbert John at OSU; principal investigator Kenneth Miller at the OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa; and to principal investigator Valentin Rybenkov at the University of Oklahoma.
As people celebrate Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas shopping season, Tulsa police will be cracking down on unsafe driving. Officer Jill Roberson says special attention will be paid to drinking drivers. She says there will be no tolerance for those arrested on drunk driving offenses.
Also drawing the attention of traffic and motorcycle units will be those not wearing seatbelts, speeders, distracted drivers, and anyone blocking intersections. Roberson says blocking an intersection is a citable offense.