The water in Cromwell is now safe to drink, the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality said Monday. A public advisory to boil water in the Seminole County town was issued after samples indicated E. coli was present. The state’s Environmental Quality Department oversees more than 1,600 public water supplies in Oklahoma.
FROM STAFF REPORTS
Boater is set
to enter plea
A Tulsa man accused of causing a fatal boat crash on Grand Lake is scheduled to enter a plea next month. John DeSelms, 22, appeared in Delaware County District Court on Monday, where he is charged with two counts of first-degree manslaughter. He is to return to court on Aug. 20, when he will enter a blind plea. In a blind plea, the defendant does not enter into a plea agreement with the district attorney’s office, but relies on a judge to determine a sentence. Killed in the May 14, 2013, boat crash were Rachel Nicole Swetnam, 21, of Grove, and William Lewis “Trey” Varner III, 21, of Texarkana, Ark. Swetnam was a graduate of Cascia Hall in Tulsa. DeSelms was operating the boat when it crashed into an unoccupied houseboat. Excessive speed, alcohol use and operator inattention were listed as contributing factors. DeSelms is free on $25,000 bond.
FOR THE OKLAHOMAN
to give shots
The Oklahoma Caring Vans will be at multiple Buy For Less grocery store locations in the Oklahoma City metro offering free immunizations to qualifying children. At select clinics, children’s sports physicals, adult preventive health screenings and infant formula and diapers will be available. Times include: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at 3701 N MacArthur; 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 415 SW 59; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday 7957 NW 23 in Bethany; 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at 2121 W Hefner Road; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at 2701 SW 29; 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 3713 S Western; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 1104 SE 44; 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at 2500 N Pennsylvania Ave.
FROM STAFF REPORTS