Weleetka, OK – Okla environmental officials lift boil advisory
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says a boil advisory for the town of Weleetka has been lifted.
DEQ officials said Friday follow-up water samples submitted by the Okfuskee County town indicate the water is free of bacteria and there is adequate chlorine residual for disinfection throughout the system.
McAlester, OK – Okla inmate charged in death of prisoner
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Pittsburg County prosecutors have charged an Oklahoma State Penitentiary inmate with first-degree murder in last year's death of another prisoner.
The charge was filed Thursday against 24-year-old Jeremy Lyons in the July 20, 2009, death of Blake A. Ford, Lyon's cellmate. Warden's Assistant Terry Crenshaw says Lyons was found standing over Ford with his foot on Ford's head.
Enid, OK – Severe storms knock out power in northern Oklahoma
ENID, Okla. (AP) Severe thunderstorms knocked down tree limbs and electric power lines in northern Oklahoma, but there were no reports of injuries.
The National Weather Service says thunderstorms with winds estimated at 60 mph brought down large tree limbs and electric lines in Kremlin and Enid in Garfield County late Friday. A 60-mph wind gust also was reported in Blaine County near Southard.
Oklahoma City, OK – AG: Trooper won't be charged in missing parts case
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson says a state trooper under investigation regarding missing state-owned helicopter parts will not be charged.
Edmondson said in a letter to Department of Public Safety Commissioner Kevin Ward that Trooper Joe Howard's actions while working in the aircraft division were "highly suspect," but not sufficient for prosecution.