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Oklahoma news briefs, July 22

Oklahoma news briefs for July 22, 2014
Oklahoman Published: July 22, 2014
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Cushing

Officials set blood drive

The Cushing fire and police departments will team with the Oklahoma Blood Institute on Tuesday for a mobile blood drive at the Cushing Public Safety Center, 211 W Main Street. Remaining time slots are at 3:40 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 4:20 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. If you can fill one of the time slots, call Tully Folden at (918) 225-1212. Those donating blood will receive a limited edition Guns & Hoses T-shirt and two Tulsa Zoo admissions.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Oklahoma City

Utility work closes roads

The intersection of Sheridan and Walker is temporarily reduced for private utility construction, according to an Oklahoma City news release. Drivers are encouraged to avoid the area for the next few weeks. Northbound traffic will remain open. East and westbound traffic is detoured to Main Street. Southbound Walker between Main Street and Reno is closed. Local access for the Sheridan Walker garage from Walker will remain open.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Man, 43, faces teen sex case

A 43-year-old Oklahoma City man is charged in Oklahoma City federal court with traveling to Colorado to pick up a 13-year-old girl for sex. Mark Sumpter is accused of using websites to exchange messages and photographs with the girl. He is accused of picking her up from Colorado and bringing her to his Oklahoma City apartment for a week, U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Bob Troester said. Sumpter reportedly engaged in sex acts with the girl, Troester said. If convicted, Sumpter faces up to life in prison.

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