Idabel, OK – Plane with parachute lands safely after power loss
IDABEL, Okla. (AP) Two Ohio men escaped injury when the parachute-equipped airplane they were flying lost power and crash-landed in southeastern Oklahoma.
Idabel Police Capt. John Martin says pilot Charles Reynolds and passenger Charles Miller walked away unharmed after the plane landed in a field about 4:30 p.m. Monday. Martin says the two attorneys from Cincinnati were returning home from Texas when the plane lost power at about 11,000 feet.
Tulsa, OK – Missing Okla mother, 5 children found safe
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa police say a woman and her children who hadn't been seen since Aug. 6 have been found safe in South Dakota.
Investigators were concerned about Monya Battiest and her five children, who range in age from 10 months old to 7 years old. Officer Leland Ashley said Wednesday tribal police located the family in Interior, S.D.
Weleetka,OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funeral services are this morning in Okmulgee for four of six people who died in a house fire earlier this week in Weleetka. Services for 45-year-old Renee Buck, 32-year-old LaToya Renee Bush, 9-year-old Kurstyn Pelegrin and 10-year-old Triston Pelegrin begin at 10:30. Services for 3-year-old James Southern and 2-year-old Barbara Southern are pending.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
Tulsa, Okla. – Relief organizations are active in Tulsa these days, even with reports that the recession is lifting. Hunger-relief organization Feed the Children recognizes the need some families face after months of holding on.
Three semi trucks in its Americans Feeding Americans caravan stopped in Tulsa today to deliver food, amenities and Avon products to needy families.
Denver, Co – Judge dismisses Oklahoma City bomber's suit
DENVER (AP) A federal judge in Denver has dismissed claims by Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols that prison officials violated his constitutional rights by depriving him of a diet he requested for health and religious reasons.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State education officials say the average scores of Oklahoma high school seniors on the ACT exam remained steady at 20.7. The average score in math didn't change while the average science score increased as English and reading scores decreased slightly.