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.
CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) - Residents of central Oklahoma are assessing the damage after a wildfire forced some residents to flee their homes. Grady County emergency management official Amanda Wilkerson says evacuations were ordered Thursday as flames burned pastures and threatened structures near the H.E. Bailey Turnpike south of Bridge Creek. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says smoke prompted authorities to close part of the turnpike for about two hours Thursday afternoon.
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.
SEATTLE (AP) - An audit report by federal officials says that unannounced visits in 2016 to 20 foster-care group homes in Washington revealed that every one of them failed to meet at least one state licensing requirement. The Seattle Times reports the findings released Thursday by the U.S. Office of Inspector General shows that none of the group homes fully complied with medical-safety requirements.
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