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:
Oklahoma businessman Grant Humphreys won the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel in bidding on eBay. He paid $132,400 and hopes to install the attraction in Oklahoma.
State legislators have been asked to require recyclers to track copper sellers in case the material has been stolen. Oklahoma City police report thefts of air-conditioning coils have soared as copper prices reach $3 to $4 a pound.
The trial of Harrell Johnson of Muskogee in the death of his stepdaughter has been delayed so defense attorneys can question a new state medical expert. Johnson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Erica Green, known as “Precious Doe” in the Kansas case.
Gov. Brad Henry signed Senate Bill 1186, doubling the physical education requirement for elementary-age students to 120 minutes.
Democrats, with the help of one Republican, effectively junked an English-only bill in the state Senate by sending it back to a conference committee.
Children removed from the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Texas, are settling into their new homes, asking to bake bread, pray twice a day and sing when the spirit moves them.
The death toll in Myanmar’s devastating cyclone topped 22,000 in early reports, most from the Irrawaddy Delta. International aid was trickling in, hindered by the devastation and the wait for visas from the Myanmar regime.
Democratic front-runner Sen. Barack Obama handily won North Carolina and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton scraped a win in Indiana. Obama holds the lead in pledge delegates and is closing the gap with Clinton on superdelegates. West Virginia, Oregon, Kentucky, Puerto Rico, Montana and South Dakota are the remaining contests.
About 3,500 troops are scheduled to leave Iraq in the coming weeks, the U.S. military reports.
Former state Sen. Gene Stipe has won a delay in the date he is to report to a prison hospital as part of his probation revocation.
The state’s economy continues to be robust, but low- and middle-income households aren’t faring as well because of stagnant wages and rising food, fuel and health care costs, a study released by the Oklahoma Policy Institute said.
Storms rushing through central Oklahoma Wednesday caused widespread wind damage. The National Weather Service confirmed at least four tornadoes touched down, two in Oklahoma City and one each in Broken Arrow and Paoli.
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