Those words were scrawled in marker on a roadside memorial cross in rural Okfuskee County, one month after 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker, were gunned down at the same county roadside, just a few hundred yards from Taylor’s house. The Oklahoman’s Johnny Johnson reports nearly six weeks later, there are still no arrests, no suspects and no motive. And a sketch of a suspicious mystery man with a long ponytail who is listed as a “person of interest” has produced hundreds of leads but no notable results.
The ex-husband of Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller has ended up in bankruptcy court in Seattle, months after abruptly shutting down his laser eye surgery business. Nolan Clay reports Dr. Christopher Phillips was the subject of critical news accounts in Seattle earlier this year because some patients complained they had no notice of the closure and did not know what to do next.
Gov Brad Henry visited the Panhandle yesterday. That part of the state is suffering from an ongoing drought that has been compared to the devastating Dust Bowl drought of the 1930s. The Oklahoman’s John Sutter reports Gov. Henry also collected a $50 bounty for his appearance, to be donated to a local charity. Read more at NewsOK or the front page ot today’s Oklahoman.
Today in OKC expect highs in the lower 90s, with winds around 10 mph.
Damon Fontenot and Tim Money from NewsOK.tv have been on the scene in Okfuskee County since Monday covering the murders of two teen girls.
Today, Damon and Tim provide analysis from Weleetka in a very disturbing story that continues to unfold.
The Oklahoman’s Johnny Johnson reviews the situation in Okfuskee County, four days after two girls were shot on an isolated dirt road.
Also check out the Day 4 video.
The OSBI and OHP return to the scene of the crime, searching for additional evidence in the shooting deaths of two young girls.
Press conference was held today at 2 pm. Another is scheduled for 2 pm tomorrow. We’ll be there.
This story is so tragic. Tim Money did a nice job of capturing the sorrow of Okfuskee county on a rainy Monday afternoon. The nat sound only adds to the grief in the voice of the sheriff and family.
As Monday rolls along, there are two storylines unfolding today. One, a gruesome situation in Weleetka, where two girls were found dead last night. Latest word is they were shot.
The Oklahoman has reporters, photographers and I have newly hired Tim Money at the scene to provide coverage.
The other storyline is the expected announcement of a new iPhone by Steve Jobs at the WWDC 2008 keynote.
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