Archive: 08/15/18: Wednesday
OCPD Investigating SW OKC ShootingOklahoma City police officers are investigating a shooting in southwest Oklahoma City Wednesday. Authorities say one person was shot in the leg at Southwest 22nd Street and South Portland Avenue. The victim was taken to a local hospital. Police say the suspect fled the scene in a grey Charger. He is described to be a black male. This is a developing story. News 9 and News9.com will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Downtown OKC Intersection To Be Closed For 2 Weeks
An intersection in downtown Oklahoma City will be closed for two weeks starting Monday, the city announced Wednesday. Northwest 5th Street and Hudson Avenue will be closed for two weeks while crews make repairs to a storm sewer in the center of the intersection. Drivers should plan to find alternate routes. City officials did not specify exactly when the intersection would re-open.
3 Drivers Say Man Charged In 'Stand Your Ground' Shooting Death Threatened Them
Officials, in court documents, have cited three other drivers who said Michael Drejka threatened them during confrontations that preceded his parking lot run-in with Markeis McGlockton -- a case that revived debate over Florida's "stand-your-ground" law.
Bernie Sanders Slams Republican Party As Being "Bankrupt Intellectually"
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said the Democratic Party needs to focus on "exciting people" and getting young people to the polls ahead of the 2018 midterm elections — and added that the Republican Party continues its campaign tactics of "demonizing" Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.