U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn had cancelled one of several town hall meetings he had planned in Oklahoma because of a scheduling conflict. Coburn canceled a town hall meeting scheduled for noon on Aug. 12 in Bartlesville after learning of a long-standing community-wide meeting planned for approximately the same time and on the same date in Bartlesville. Coburn still plans meetings during the first two weeks in August in Oklahoma City, Altus, Lawton, Enid and Tulsa.
CEMENT, Okla. (AP) - The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says State Highway 19 has reopened following a fatal collision near Cement in Caddo County. The OHP says the highway - also known as U.S. 277 - was closed for four hours south of Cement before reopening at 11:35 a.m. Sunday. An OHP report says 56-year-old Ollie Dustin Simmons of Cement was killed when the pickup truck he was driving went off the road in a curve and into a ditch where it struck a concrete gas line marker before crashing into a tree and bursting into flames.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Police in Oklahoma City are investigating the death of a man found in his apartment on the city's west side. Police say the unidentified man was found dead Sunday with trauma to his body that included a wound to the neck.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - The first-degree murder trial of a Velma man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl has been delayed until January. The murder trial of 23-year-old Miles Sterling Bench was postponed at the request of defense attorneys. The defense has said it plans to present insanity as a defense. Bench is charged with killing 16-year-old Braylee Rae Henry in June 2012 after Henry stopped to buy gas at a convenience store where Bench worked.
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