Pawhuska Public Schools remain closed today due to concerns about methane leaking from a geothermal well at the school softball field. A 30-day State of Emergency was issued by the governor to allow for state assistance. Last night, tensions ran high at a town hall meeting was held to talk about the plan for dealing with the leaking well.
Some seismologists say Oklahoma could see a 5.0 magnitude earthquake sometime this year. A publication in the journal Science Advances says there is an 80 percent chance of such a quake hitting the state this year. That goes against an earlier study from Stanford this year, which said there was only a 37-percent chance.
The Altus Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Marielle Trey Smith, 24. A warrant for 2nd-degree murder has been issued for Smith’s arrest. Altus police officers believe that Smith is involved in the shooting death of 32-year-old Jared Allen Holmes in the 400 block of North Julian. Investigators found evidence that the shooting took place at an Altus residence on Sunday night around 9:00 p.m.
The USS John S. McCain, a guided missile destroyer, collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore early Monday.
These athletes include hall of famers and gold medalists in sports from football and basketball to lacrosse and track.