Tulsa, OK – A Tulsa Police cruiser was involved in an early Sunday morning traffic crash at I-44 and Memorial. Officials say the officer was en-route to assist on another police call when he entered the intersection with his lights flashing. A motorcycle rider failed to yield the right of way and was struck by the police car. Two people on the cycle were injured and taken to the hospital. The incident happened shortly after five on Sunday morning.
Oklahoma City, OK – Dem supt candidate won't take stand on SQ 744
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) One of the candidates seeking to become Oklahoma's next state superintendent is declining to take a public stand on State Question 744.
The proposed constitutional amendment would require the state within three years to meet the regional average of per-student spending in the six states bordering Oklahoma. Gov. Brad Henry says it may be the most important state question considered by voters in 20 years.
Tulsa, Ok – NEW YORK (AP) Hertz says its bid for Dollar Thrifty is its best and final offer, even though Avis has sweetened its own bid for the Tulsa-based rental chain. Dollar Thrifty shareholders will have a special meeting next week to vote on the Hertz offer of $50.25 per share.
Sapulpa, OK – Authorities say device at Okla. school not a bomb
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Authorities have determined that a suspicious device found in a Sapulpa junior high school wasn't a bomb.
The discovery of the device about 9:05 a.m. Friday triggered the evacuation of about 2,000 students from the elementary, junior high and high schools in the city just west of Tulsa. The schools are located close together.
Tulsa, OK – Emergency officials are investigating a traffic crash on Highway 169 at 71st Street. It appears a truck ran off the north bound bridge and landed near 71st street. There are reports of injuries from motorist on 71st street. No word at this point on the truck driver's condition. The driver was taken to the hospital.
Sapulpa, OK – SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) Sapulpa school officials say about 2,000 students from elementary, junior and high schools were evacuated after a potential pipe bomb was found inside a room in the junior high school.
Sapulpa police Maj. Mike Haefner says a Tulsa police bomb technician was brought in to evaluate the device, which was found about 9:05 a.m. Friday.
School Superintendent Mary Webb said officials decided to evacuate the schools as a precaution. The buildings are in proximity to each other.