OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A storm system moving across the central Plains left a father and son dead in Kansas, damaged roads in Oklahoma and led to several rescues of people from high waters in both states. Montgomery County, Kansas, Sheriff Bobby Dierks said Wednesday that 72-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Sr. and 39-year-old Dennis Clark Catron Jr., both of rural Elk City, drowned Tuesday night when their vehicle was swept off a county road. Rains also damaged the shoulder of Interstate 44 in southwestern Oklahoma City.
ACHILLE, Okla. (AP) - Officials have reopened a rural Oklahoma school system after an investigation into comments authorities deemed threatening to a transgender student. Achille Public Schools, near the Texas border, reopened Wednesday after being closed for two days amid an investigation. The local sheriff says adults made threatening comments on Facebook over the weekend about a 12-year-old transgender girl using a girls' bathroom during her first week at middle school.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma City is observing the 60th anniversary of a youth sit-in that local historians say deserves more recognition in the collective memory of the national civil rights moment. Oklahoma History Center staffer Bruce Fisher said the Oklahoma City NAACP Youth Council's peaceful protest at a Katz Drug Store counter on Aug. 19, 1958, preceded a 1960 sit-in at a Woolworth department store in Greensboro, North Carolina, which many highlight as the start of the movement.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma City Council has given an electric scooter company one week to obtain permits for an electric scooter service that has led to lawsuits and cease-and-desist orders in other cities. Council members had ordered "dockless" scooters for rent on public right of way to be impounded but on Tuesday gave a California company that operates them time to obtain city permits.
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