OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Sun gazers in Oklahoma joined millions of other Americans who caught a glimpse of the first total solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. in nearly a century. Downtown Oklahoma City's Myriad Botanical Gardens hosted hundreds Monday who munched on Moon Pies and snow cones while waiting for the celestial event. Only a partial eclipse was visible in Oklahoma City.
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Police in Moore say they are investigating after a 29-year-old man was killed while jogging there. Authorities said Robert Andrew Griffioen was hit by a vehicle Sunday evening. Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis says Griffioen was jogging north when a truck heading east struck him. Police say he was taken to an area hospital and later was pronounced dead from his injuries.
WEBBERS FALLS, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a woman has drowned while swimming in an eastern Oklahoma pond. The OHP says 31-year-old Chelsee Cato of Gore drowned Sunday. A police report says Cato was swimming in a pond about four miles south of Webbers Falls when she disappeared under water about 1:30 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The pace of new charter schools opening in Oklahoma has slowed after a spurt of growth over several years. Santa Fe South Schools Superintendent Chris Brewster says charter schools posted a nearly 4 percent growth rate in 2016 after enrollment increased by nearly 10 percent in 2014 and by more than 17 percent in 2015. The Oklahoman reports that 27 traditional charter schools opened in the state from 2011 to 2015 compared to just one opening in 2016. Two more are scheduled to open this year.
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