SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says it's looking into an officer-involved shooting in which a 37-year-old man was mortally wounded during a confrontation with officers in Sallisaw. Investigators say the shooting occurred about 10:45 p.m. Sunday after an officer pulled over a car driven by Duane Atchley. Officers say Atchley physically assaulted the officer as well as a second officer who arrived to assist. At some point the first officer fatally shot Atchley.
QUINTON, Okla. (AP) - An emergency official says five people are missing after an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The emergency management director in Pittsburg County tells KOTV that at least three medical helicopters landed at the site following the Monday explosion. He says five people are missing. The explosion occurred west of the town of Quinton, about 100 miles southeast of Tulsa. The state Office of Emergency Management says state and regulatory officials are heading to the scene.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma man facing first-degree murder and hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor is set for trial this week. Stanley Vernon Majors is accused in the killing of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara in August 2016. Prosecutors say Majors, who is now 63, killed Jabara after bombarding him with racial insults in a feud that lasted for years. Jury selection is set to begin Monday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Forecasters say hot, dry and breezy conditions have created a high risk of wildfires in parts of Oklahoma. The National Weather Service says unseasonable weather will cause an extreme wildfire risk through Monday. Forecasters say winds gusting up to 45 mph, temperatures in the 60s and 70s and humidity as low as 18 percent will combine with dry vegetation to create ideal conditions for wildfires in western and southwestern Oklahoma.
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