A student armed with a shotgun apparently killed himself after opening fire at a Colorado high school, wounding two fellow students, police said Friday.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the armed student entered the school and said he was looking for a specific teacher, calling him by name through the hallways. Robinson said another student confronted the gunman and then was shot.
"The teacher began to understand that he was being looked at [and] exited the school," Robinson said.
The Oklahoma Tax Commission says Oklahoma public schools stand to lose about $40 million this year because of new tax exemptions that have primarily benefited telecommunications companies, utilities and railroads.
Passed by Oklahoma voters in 2012, State Question 766 extended the intangible property tax exemption that locally assessed companies enjoyed previously to centrally assessed corporations.
Ten years ago Friday, hundreds of interrogations and months of intelligence work paid off for Eric Maddox when his fellow U.S. Army soldiers pulled deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein from the now-infamous underground “spider hole” near his hometown of Tikrit.
More than a decade after the start of the conflict, and nearly two years after the final withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq, Maddox says once Hussein was apprehended, the U.S. had no idea how to rebuild the country.
This week we re-visit an interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer, songwriter, and a member of the Cree Nation.
In the 1960’s she, all alone, toured North America’s colleges, reservations and concert halls. She came after the beatniks and before the hippies. She was met with enthusiasm by audiences and record executives who were expecting an Indian princess in fringes but were instead entertained and educated by a dose of Native American reality in the flesh.
It's been just over a week since former South African President Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95. A memorial service Tuesday drew leaders from across the globe, and the inspirational statesman will be buried Sunday in a private ceremony in his beloved boyhood village of Qunu.
Joshua Landis, the Director of the University of Oklahoma's Center for Middle East Studies, says within two weeks of Mandela's release from a 27-year prison term in 1990, he traveled to the Middle East to embrace Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
Kerr-McGee, former Oklahoma-based oil and gas company, was sold to Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum in 2006. But not before Kerr-McGee transferred polluted sites in more than 20 states to a spin-off company, Tronox Ltd.
The Oklahoma Dept. of Transportation plans to open a new exit and entrance on the I-40 Crosstown through Oklahoma City in time for Friday’s rush hour. The new connection provides improved access to downtown Oklahoma City.
The new exit will open access to Virginia Ave. and Klein Ave. for eastbound traffic on I-40, eventually extending to the new Oklahoma City Blvd.
The project also gives drivers on westbound I-40 access to an on-ramp from the Oklahoma City Blvd. at Klein Ave. and Virginia Ave.
AAA Oklahoma is offering a free ride home and tow service for people who may consume too much alcohol to safely drive over the holiday season.
The service is available from 6 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. on Jan 2. The service is available in Shawnee, Bartlesville, Enid, Muskogee, Ardmore, Tahlequah, Lawton and the metro areas of Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
AAA Oklahoma spokesman Chuck Mai says the company received nearly 200 calls for the service during the holidays last year and hope the number goes up this year.