Washington_The FBI says at least a dozen more suspicious letters turned up today at financial institutions nationwide but all appear to be harmless. The suspicious letters first began arriving Monday including at banks in the Oklahoma City metro area.
Authorities say nearly 50 letters in all with some containing a white powder have been sent to Chase Bank branches and federal regulatory offices in 11 cities. So far the letters have tested negative for poisonous or otherwise dangerous toxins and an FBI spokesman in Oklahoma City says preliminary assessments show the powder is harmless calcium. No injuries have been reported.
JP Morgan Chase spokesman Greg Hassell says Chase branches around the country are on alert. Authorities say the letters appear to be from the same source and they're focusing on possible suspects near Amarillo, Texas, where the envelopes were postmarked.
The incident is being investigated as a first, if extreme, public backlash over the nation's financial crisis.
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Charges were filed this week in the shooting that happened last weekend. The teenager is charged with the use of a vehicle while discharging a weapon and committing a felony with a firearm with a defaced ID number. The shooting happened last Saturday on Northwest 22nd Street. The victim was walking down the street when shot in the arm. Police say that the group inside the car where the shots came from were following the victim.
Authorities say three Oklahoma teenagers who were shot dead during a suspected home invasion broke into a detached garage on the property earlier the same day and stole liquor from a game room.
Former Oklahoma Governor George Nigh was treated to an early 90th birthday celebration from the Greater Lawton Rotary Club today. Nigh was the special speaker at the club's weekly luncheon. He spoke about public service, his life in politics and how he convinced legislators to make "Oklahoma" the state song. Nigh holds the record for serving the most terms as Oklahoma Governor and he served 32 total years in public office.