Oklahoma City, OK – Fire destroys much of Oklahoma City strip mall
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fire department spokesman says a early morning fire has destroyed much of a two-story strip mall in north Oklahoma City.
Battalion Chief Brian Stanaland says more than 50 firefighters battled the fire that began about 1:20 a.m. He says part of the structure's roof collapsed while firefighters were inside so they were pulled from the building.
Undated – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) History was made before any votes were cast in 2010, as Oklahoma prepared to elect its first female governor.
On Nov. 2, voters chose Republican U.S. Rep. Mary Fallin as the GOP regained the governorship, strengthened its hold on the state Legislature and captured all statewide elected offices. Fallin's victory and the GOP sweep was voted the No. 1 news story of 2010 by members of The Associated Press and the AP's Oklahoma staff.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say residents of a northeast Tulsa home waited hours to report a fatal shooting at the home. Police say it appears someone shot several rounds from the front yard into the house. They say about five men live at the home and had left the door open because of mild weather.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com
Broken Arrow, OK – Police: 1 dead after shooting in Broken Arrow
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Police say a 20-year-old man has died after a shooting in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow.
Police say the shooting that killed Nicholas Todd Martin of Tulsa happened about 3 a.m. Friday. They say preliminary information indicates that 23-year-old Mario Ledell Phenix of Tulsa waited for his ex-girlfriend to arrive at her Broken Arrow home, then confronted her and the people who had provided her a ride home.
Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma attorney general's office says a multimillion dollar contract was properly awarded by the state to a group tied to a state senator and lobbyist who had an extramarital affair. The contract came under review following reports that Sen. Harry Coates of Seminole and lobbyist Haley Atwood were having an affair while pushing for a group Atwood worked with to get the $10-million-a-year contract for new juvenile centers.