In BEIJING – A high-speed passenger train jumped its tracks and slammed into
another train in eastern China on Monday, killing at least 70 people and
injuring more than 400. Authorities were quoted as saying human error was to
A California wildfire near Los Angeles has forced about 1,000 from their
Turning to today’s front page,
abused and neglected children are taken from parents in Oklahoma County at a
rate more than double that of Tulsa County. This is a story by Randy Ellis
that you’ll only find in today’s Oklahoman and on NewsOK. Ellis reports the
monthly average number of foster care children in Oklahoma County was 2,261
last fiscal year, compared with 843 for Tulsa County. You can search through
the DHS Waivers Database on NewsOK.
The 2008 Festival of the Arts has completed its six-day run in downtown
Oklahoma City. It met organizers’ expectations by attracting about 750,000
visitors. The festival featured live performances by local bands, art
galleries featuring artists from across the nation, food booths and a
About 6,000 music fans crowded Norman’s Main Street for the Norman Music
Festival. Headliners included the Polyphonic Spree, British Sea Power and
the Chainsaw Kittens.
In Sports, Oklahoma had four players picked in this weekend’s NFL Draft.
Reggie Smith, Curtis Lofton, Malcolm Kelly and Allen Patrick were the only
Sooners drafted. For the first time since 2001, Oklahoma State did not have
a player drafted.
Your OKC forecast today, expect clear conditions with highs in the 70s.
Looking ahead this week, expect 70s for much of the week.