An Oklahoma County jury is considering whether an alleged defect in a Toyota Camry's electronics system caused the vehicle to accelerate unexpectedly, leading to an accident that killed one woman and seriously injured another.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs and Toyota Motor Corp. delivered closing arguments in the case Thursday.
Central Oklahoma is still experiencing a “significant rise” in magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes, and federal and state seismologists are collaborating to study possible links to disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry, the U.S. Geological Survey says.
Supporters let out a big cheer Wednesday after the Oklahoma Water Resources Board voted to cap the amount of water that can be taken from the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer, the source of drinking water for communities across a large area of south-central Oklahoma.
The decision was 10 years in the making, and came about — in part — because some landowners were concerned that limestone and sand mining was draining the aquifer too quickly.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has notified the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia of his intent to file a brief in support of the planned merger between American Airlines and US Airways.
The U.S. Department of Justice is challenging the merger on antitrust concerns. American Airlines, which has more than 6,000 workers at its maintenance facility in Tulsa, is seeking to exit bankruptcy protection through the proposed merger.
Pruitt says the merger does not violate Oklahoma antitrust laws and that his filing will be made in November.
Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has testified in a former state legislator's felony bribery trial and told jurors he considers the defendant a friend.
Henry testified for about an hour Wednesday during the trial of former Republican state Rep. Randy Terrill. Terrill is charged with offering former state Sen. Debbe Leftwich an $80,000-a-year state job in exchange for Leftwich's promise not to run for re-election in 2010.