Here’s a quick update for your Wednesday morning…
A fire at the Rock Cafe in Stroud last night all but leveled the historic restaurant. No injuries were reported.
Two Oklahomans — one a well-known politician and the other a quiet businessman — were honored for fighting on Iwo Jima in one of World War II’s bloodiest battles. Henry Bellmon, who served two terms as governor of Oklahoma and two terms as a U.S. senator, and Ted Anderson of Tulsa, who was in the electronics business until retiring, each received a large, 10-by-19-foot American flag Tuesday that had been flown over the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Va.
Boone Pickens said Tuesday that his hedge fund has nearly doubled his $165 million gift to Oklahoma State University’s athletic department. And, Pickens will make a historic gift to academics at Oklahoma State University today. The dollar amount was not released, but OSU officials said it will be the largest academic gift in Oklahoma history.
The Big 12 baseball tournament begins today at the Bricktown Ballpark. Oklahoma plays at 12:30 pm, OSU plays at 7:30 pm.
In OKC today, Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-80s. Twenty percent chance of thunderstorms this morning, winds 10 to 20 mph.