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Oklahoma news briefs for April 30

Oklahoma news briefs for April 30, 2014
Oklahoman Modified: April 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm •  Published: April 30, 2014
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In brief

McIntosh County

State lifts

boil advisory

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality announced that the boil advisory for McIntosh County RWD No. 6 has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption. The advisory was issued after water samples indicated the presence of E. coli. State and federal regulations require that customers be notified if, at any time, public drinking water is determined to be unsafe. The agency is responsible for regulating more than 1,600 public water supplies in the state, according to a news release. All public water supplies are required to submit samples to the agency’s testing.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Hinton

Ex-lawman

kills himself

A former Hinton police officer died Sunday after a standoff with police in his home. Rodney Cox, 48, was involved in a high-speed chase outside Hinton on Saturday afternoon, then barricaded himself inside his home, leading to a standoff. The standoff lasted overnight until police entered the home and found Cox dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Cox was a member of the Hinton Police Department from 2001 to 2012, police said.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Kingfisher

Museum hosts

history days

Living History Days are scheduled for May 9-10 at the Chisholm Trail Museum, 605 Zellers Ave. in Kingfisher. School groups will visit May 9 and a public celebration will be May 10. Events include encampments of re-enactors, folk music, pioneer skills demonstrations and chuckwagon cooking. For more information, call 375-5157.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

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