OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A group supported by Wal-Mart seeking a public vote on whether to allow optometrists to operate inside retail establishments says they've gathered enough signatures to place the measure on the November ballot. The group Oklahomans for Consumer Freedom announced Thursday they've gathered about 255,000 signatures from registered voters in Oklahoma, more than twice the number needed.
EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a 66-year-old man drowned while swimming after his boat as it was floating away on an eastern Oklahoma lake. An OHP report says James Cosper of McAlester drowned shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The report says Cosper was loading his boat at a boat ramp when the vessel began to drift away. A witness said the man ran to a dock and jumped into the lake, then disappeared under water as he swam toward the boat.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says a man is hospitalized after being shot by police in central Oklahoma. The OSBI says 27-year-old Dakota Price was wounded early Thursday in Shawnee when an officer opened fire after Price pointed a handgun at officers. His condition and the name of the officer have not been released.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Two Tulsa school board members say they regret their earlier vote for an elementary school to keep the Lee surname of its previous Confederate namesake. Board Vice President Cindy Decker and President Suzanne Schreiber voted two weeks ago in favor of changing Robert E. Lee Elementary's name to just Lee School. The 4-3 vote left many in the community saying the change does little to fix the hurt caused by having a school named after a Confederate general and slave-owner.
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