OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has removed language that was critical of the state attorney general's office in an Open Records Act case involving communications between then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt and major energy companies as well as the Republican Attorney General's Association. The court ruled Monday that the trial judge's characterization of the office as an "abject failure" in complying with the law was "surplus and unnecessary." Pruitt now heads the EPA.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City police say no arrests have been made in the deaths of two men found inside a sport utility vehicle that had been reported stolen. Police said Monday they are still trying to identify suspects in the deaths of 39-year-old Shaun Ruddle and 23-year-old Cody Dwayne Early, Jr. The two were found inside a stolen SUV that had crashed into a mailbox Friday morning and police consider the deaths to be homicides.
LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) - A 3.0-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of central Oklahoma. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake was recorded at 1:50 p.m. Sunday about 9 miles north-northwest of Langston. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about 3 miles. No injuries or damage were reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in earthquakes below magnitude 4.0.
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) - Authorities say arson is suspected in a series of grass fires that burned acreage and forced evacuations in northeastern Oklahoma. Sand Springs police are searching for two individuals who might have ignited a blaze that slowed traffic for several hours due to thick smoke that reduced visibilities on Friday afternoon. Police Capt. Todd Enzbrenner says authorities are investigating reports that two men were spotted leaving the area on motorcycles.
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