Sometimes it’s easy to miss an event, so here’s a look back at the past week or so to help bring you up to date.
The town trustees of Jones considered disbanding the town’s police department after finding out the police force had joined a union. They were considering contracting with the sheriff’s department instead.
An apartment building in Mustang was bulldozed because it became unstable from fire damage. The damage was estimated at about $1.5 million in the accidental fire. No one was hurt in the blaze.
The state Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement Commission voted to keep a rule that permits strong beer manufacturers to tell distributors how to take care of their products.
An Arkansas proposal to create a state lottery could reduce Oklahoma’s education proceeds by $3.5 million a year. And that’s a best-case scenario, according to Oklahoma lottery officials.
Many city nightclubs scarred by violence are doing their best to keep trouble at bay. All are manned by stalwart doormen. Law enforcement officers blame the violence that happens inside clubs and in their parking lots on youthful immaturity and alcohol, the city’s growing gang problem or the number of guns on the street. But solutions to the growing problem remain elusive.
A plan to keep the state-owned golf course open at Foutainhead State Park may lie in the hands of a tribe that already owns land in the park. The Muscogee (Creek) Nation expressed an interest in taking over the lease from the state.
A gunfight erupted at Cilix, an all-night pool hall at 3900 S High Ave., injuring two people including a security guard. An armed security guard working inside the club returned fire. Investigators believe the motive was robbery.
An explosion at a meat packing plant caused an ammonia gas leak that forced 180 people from their homes in Booneville, Ark. The explosion occurred in the freezer section of the Cargill Meat Solutions plant, authorities said. No injuries were reported.
The Supreme Court turned down an appeal from an Arizona county sheriff who objects to transporting jail inmates for elective abortions.
Oklahoma is predicted to have about 100,000 people with Alzheimer’s disease by 2030, according to data released by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Protesters disrupted the Beijing Olympics flame-lighting ceremony in Ancient Olympia, Greece, and a Tibetan woman covered in fake blood briefly blocked the path of the torchbearer.
NBA Commissioner David Stern, impressed by a tour and presentation by city leaders, said he expects the relocation subcommittee to approve the Seattle SuperSonics’ request to move to Oklahoma City.
A parachute discovered in Amboy, Wash., may help solve the mystery of what happened to hijacker D.B. Cooper. The parachute was discovered earlier this month by children after their father had been grading a road. It was stamped with “307551 … Feb. 21, 1946,” and is similar to one that Cooper jumped from a hijacked plane with in November 1971.
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