OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 66-year-old woman was killed when the ambulance in which she was riding crashed in southwest Oklahoma City. The highway patrol says the wreck happened early Wednesday on Interstate 44. According to a preliminary report, the ambulance drove off the road then overturned and landed on its top, killing Carolyn D. Koch of Blanchard. The cause of crash is under investigation.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Officials in Oklahoma City and Tulsa will reconsider whether their schools should bear the names of confederate generals after a white nationalist rally decrying the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. An online petition in Tulsa urges the district to rethink a 99-year-old decision to name a school after Lee. Oklahoma City officials say changing schools names can cost as much as $75,000 per school.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The home-sharing company Airbnb says it's reached a deal to begin collecting and remitting hotel taxes to Oklahoma City. The company says it will start collecting the 5.5 percent city hotel tax on all eligible bookings starting Sept. 1. Airbnb says the move comes after the company reached a separate agreement with Oklahoma to begin collecting the state's 4.5 percent state sales tax.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The FBI says a 24-year-old man accused of robbing a Louisiana bank has been caught at a university in Oklahoma. Jeffrey Sallet, special agent in charge in New Orleans, said in a news release Tuesday that Langston University police and FBI agents arrested Dillon Arnez Davis on Thursday in Langston, Oklahoma. He says Davis is wanted in an August 2 holdup at a Chase Bank branch in the New Orleans suburb of Kenner.
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