OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma man has been arrested after Oklahoma City police said they found bomb-making materials and a copy of "The Anarchist Cookbook" in his hotel room. Oklahoma County jail records show Richard Paul Holt of Marlow was booked Tuesday on complaints of making a bomb threat and drug possession. He's being held on $8,000 bail. It's unclear if he has an attorney. "The Anarchist Cookbook" contains directions on how to make explosives and illegal drugs. It has been banned in some countries.
OWASSO, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the fatal shooting of two men by police in separate northeast Oklahoma cities. The OSBI says 39-year-old Duane Preciado died after being shot Wednesday night by police in the Tulsa suburb of Owasso. Wednesday afternoon in Mannford, about 20 miles west of Tulsa, 47-year-old Mark Allen Lunn was fatally shot by two officers investigating a report of a suspicious man in a neighborhood.
CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) - A wildfire fueled by dry vegetation and gusty winds burned fields and pastures in central Oklahoma Thursday, forcing some residents to flee their homes and closing part of a nearby freeway. Grady County deputy emergency management director Amanda Wilkerson said flames threatened structures near the H.E. Bailey Turnpike south of Bridge Creek. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said smoke from the flames prompted closure of part of the freeway shortly after noon. It reopened at about 2 p.m.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Health officials say 242 Oklahomans have died from influenza so far this season, deepening the severity of an already record flu season in the state. The state Department of Health said Thursday more than 4,500 people have been hospitalized with flu-like symptoms since Sept. 1. Most influenza-related fatalities, 169, have occurred among people 65 years old or older. Health officials say one child aged 4 or younger and one aged 5-17 have also died from the illness.
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