MAN WOUNDED IN SHOOT-OUTA man was in critical condition Monday after a shoot-out with law enforcement officers Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Robert Lee Thompson, 37, of Rose, armed with two rifles, took a resident hostage near Locust Grove about 2 p.m., Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown said. Thompson released the hostage and fled on an all-terrain vehicle into a wooded area, Brown said. While being pursued by troopers and Mayes County sheriff’s deputies, Thompson began firing at officers, Brown said. He was shot in the lower torso and hip before being taken into custody, Brown said. Thompson was flown to a Tulsa hospital in critical condition. No officers were reported wounded.
Matt Dinger, Staff Writer OKLAHOMA CITY
STATE OFFICIAL GETS LAW HONOROklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has been named the recipient of the 2008 National Aging and Law Award, co-sponsored by the AARP Foundation. The award honors people who have made significant contributions to justice for older people. Robin Talbert, president of the AARP Foundation, said Edmondson was honored for his commitment to end-of-life issues for older people and for his work as the chief consumer advocate in Oklahoma.
MAPS FOR KIDS MEETING SETMAPS for Kids community meetings have been scheduled at Classen School of Advanced Studies and Green Pastures Elementary School next week. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 16 at both schools. During the meetings, parents, teachers, students, neighbors, community members and school administrators can provide input on improvements scheduled at the schools.
SNOW ROUTES POSTED ON SITEMotorists planning travel on icy weather days can find the best routes on the Oklahoma City Web site, www.okc.gov. During snow and ice storms crews primarily concentrate on salting and plowing streets along the snow routes and keeping them drivable. Regional snow routes stretch from Norman to Edmond and Harrah to Mustang. The regional snow route map as well as maps for all four quadrants of the metro area are available. Residents can also call the city Action Center at 297-2535 to request a map by mail.
CHEERLEADING CLINIC PLANNEDOklahoma City cheerleading coach Brandy Corcoran has scheduled a cheerleading clinic for Jan. 3. The cost is $30 and pre-registration is required. Deadline to register is 5 p.m. Dec. 19. For more information or registration forms, call 208-5395. From Staff Reports ARKANSAS
State TO KEEP six Sect KIDSLITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas child welfare official says the state is retaining custody of six children associated with the Tony Alamo Christian Ministries.
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