Oklahoma City, OK – For the first time since September, Oklahoma recorded no H-1-N-1 flu deaths last week. State Epidemiologist Doctor Kristi Bradley says this wave seems to be winding down. She says it reached a peak in mid-October and has declined since that time.
She says, however, not to get complacent because pandemics usually come in waves. She expects another wave in late winter and early spring.
Tulsa, OK – An Osage County Sheriff's Deputy was killed over night in a traffic accident. The deputy was responding to an emergency call near Prue when his car ran-off the roadway and overturned several times.
The deputy was thrown from the car and may not have been wearing a seat belt. He was dead at the scene.
The deputy has been identified as 26-year-old Adam Michael Mehagan of Skiatook .
Tulsa, OK – The Tulsa Fire Department says an elderly woman was killed in an early morning Tulsa house fire. The blaze was reported in the 2200-block of South Gary. Authorities say the fire broke out about five this morning.
Investigators say the home was cluttered and that made the fire more difficult to extinguish.
It appears the fire was started by faulty electrical wiring.
Tulsa, OK – (Tulsa, OK) Tulsa Health Department officials have now opened their three regional health centers to all children 6 months of age - 18 including children who need a booster vaccination and persons over age 64 who would like to receive a H1N1 vaccine. Other groups served in these weekday H1N1 clinics include pregnant women and individuals with limited mobility.
Tulsa, OK – Cold Canadian air is flowing into Oklahoma. We are expecting the coldest temperatures of this season. Tulsa National Weather Service Director Steve Peltz says we can expect hard freezes tonight, tomorrow night and Friday night. He says wind chills could be down in the teens by Saturday morning.
Tulsa, OK – University of Tulsa President Steadman Upham and University of Oklahoma President David Boren today announced their intention to establish a joint four-year community medical education program in Tulsa. The state's flagship private and public universities are creating the program to help address Oklahoma's low health status, low health systems performance and physician shortage.