Norman, OK – Report says Oklahoma girl died 'violent' death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An autopsy says a 7-year-old girl who was found dead with her stepfather in a wooded area of Norman died a "violent death."
The report released Friday says Aja Johnson may have died of a neck injury, but her body was badly decomposed. The report says there were four or five cuts to the left front of her neck that went to the spine, but the remainder of the neck was nearly a skeleton with no remaining tissue.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fire hits Okla. airplane parts manufacturing plant
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A fire has occurred at an Oklahoma City plant where airplane parts are manufactured.
Initial reports indicate the fire at Pro-Fab Manufacturing is chemical in nature and that a bin of titanium shavings is burning. Firefighters donned protective gear as they battled the blaze on the city's west side.
Employees working inside the building were evacuated. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
Oklahoma City, OK – Cleanup of oil leak in Okla. river near completion
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency spokesman says the cleanup of oil that leaked into a river near Lake Arcadia is nearing completion.
Joe Hubbard with the EPA says the cleanup of the Deep Fork River in northeast Oklahoma City could be finished Friday. Hubbard says between 30 and 45 barrels of crude oil are being recovered from the site.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. House interim studies announced
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma House Speaker Chris Benge has approved 68 interim studies to be conducted prior to the start of the 2011 Legislature in February.
The studies announced Thursday include child welfare services, agency consolidation, math education in Oklahoma schools, tax credits and incentives and a review of recent government modernization efforts.