Labor leader Tim O'Connor will speak from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, to the Canadian County Democrats. The meeting will be at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S Ranchwood Blvd. O'Connor is president of the AFL-CIO's Central Oklahoma Labor Federation. He also is a member of the Office and Professional Employees International Union and the American Federation of Musicians Local 375-703. He is employed as a public relations representative with the American Income Life Insurance Co. For more information, visit www.canadiancodems.org or call 354-3189.
From Staff Reports
The Creek County sheriff's office said no one was hurt when a natural gas pipeline exploded Monday and burned near Milfay. Sgt. Les Vaughan said a 26-inch transmission line operated by Tulsa-based ONEOK exploded about 11:30 a.m. Vaughan said gas flow was quickly turned off by crews and the fire was out within an hour. Vaughan said the explosion occurred in the middle of a field, and no structures were damaged. He said the cause of the explosion was not known. ONEOK officials were waiting for the pipeline to cool before investigating the explosion's cause and starting repairs. Milfay is about six miles northeast of Stroud, south of the Turner Turnpike.
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An Oklahoma man who stole more than $2.8 million in textbooks from his former employer in New Jersey and resold them is headed to federal prison. Christopher Brock, 46, was sentenced Monday in Newark, N.J. to a year and a day in prison. He also will serve two years of community service and pay restitution. The Yukon resident pleaded guilty last year to wire fraud. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey said Brock engaged in a scheme when he was a salesman at John Wiley & Sons. He diverted more than 16,000 textbooks and other items from the Hoboken publisher and resold them for about $450,000. Authorities said the money was spent on personal items such as scuba equipment and high-end furnishings.