One person is dead in a traffic crash in Creek County. It happened during the morning rush on State Highway 48 at Carson Ridge Road. The location is just southwest of Mannford.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the crash. It appears a Ford flatbed truck crossed the center line of the two-lane highway and slammed head on into an oncoming pick-up. The driver of that pick-up was dead at the scene.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way state Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected for the first time since a bribery scandal rocked the state's highest court 50 years ago.
Legislation in the state House would alter the way some members are chosen for the 15-member Judicial Nominating Commission, which nominates candidates to be selected by the governor to fill judicial vacancies.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A fourth-grade student at an Oklahoma City elementary school has been arrested after teachers found an unloaded handgun in his backpack.
The Oklahoman reports that the 11-year-old Coolidge Elementary School student was arrested Friday on complaints of possession of a firearm on school campus, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and possession of a knife on school campus.
Police say the backpack was searched after another student caught with a knife said he got the knife from the 11-year-old boy.