Here’s a quick update from The Oklahoman for this afternoon…
A security breach at Will Rogers World Airport caused authorities to evacuate part of the airport this afternoon. The order to evacuate was given about 3:45 p.m. because of a security breach in the concourse. Everyone inside the airport had to exit the concourse and go through security again.
Bobbi Parker, accused of helping convicted murderer Randolph Dial escape the Oklahoma prison where her husband was assistant warden, faced a Greer County judge today. The 45 year old was booked, fingerprinted and released on a $10,000 bond. If convicted, she could spend up to 10 years in jail.
In OKC tonight there is a twenty percent chance of thunderstorms, some turning severe, late in the afternoon. Tomorrow, Partly cloudy. Highs about 80.
And finally, a time lapse video of a man trapped in an elevator for 41 hours has become something of an Internet sensation after surveillance camera footage emerged of the event, which occurred nearly a decade ago. Video of Nicholas White’s Oct. 15, 1999, ordeal in an elevator in New York’s McGraw-Hill building was posted online to accompany an article in the April 21 edition of The New Yorker. It can be seen on the magazine’s Web site and had been viewed more than 280,000 times on YouTube.
The Oklahoman’s Darnell Mayberry reports Oklahoma City’s NBA team will
remain in the Northwest Division. Darnell says according to league sources,
the NBA will not realign any divisions or teams to accommodate the
relocation of the Sonics to Oklahoma City. Whenever the team lands in
Oklahoma, either next season or in 2010, it will continue in its current
division, which includes Utah, Portland, Minnesota and Denver.
Elsewhere, crude oil prices surged above $117, setting a new record high
A strong aftershock shook Southern Illinois today, three days after a
magnitude 5.2 quake rattled the region.
The Festival of the Arts begins tomorrow in downtown Oklahoma City. You can
find a complete schedule at NewsOK, including the menu for the food court.
And speaking of the Festival of the Arts, let’s talk weather:
Today in OKC: Highs in the lower 80s. Southerly winds 10 to 15 mph. Tonight,
Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms, some become severe.