EDMOND, Okla. (AP) - A fire chief in a central Oklahoma city has submitted his resignation. The Oklahoman reports today the resignation comes during an internal investigation into what firefighters say was a hostile work environment, corruption and coercion within the department. Edmond Fire Chief Jake Rhoades has been the city's fire chief since November 2012. His departure will be effective Monday.
HENNESSEY, Okla. (AP) - At least 300 barrels of hydrochloric acid has spilled in Kingfisher County. The Enid News and Eagle reports between 300 and 500 barrels of the acid spilled Monday. It happened at an oil well site that was being drilled by Blake Production Company.
DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - The trial for a man charged in the fatal shooting of an Australian baseball player has been postponed until April. The Duncan Banner reports Chancey Luna has been charged with first-degree murder in Chris Lane's death. Luna faces a possible death penalty if found guilty. A gag order is in place that prevents lawyers from discussing the case outside of court.
TALIHINA, Okla. (AP) - The National Transportation Board says an Arkansas pilot killed in an Oklahoma plane crash did not obtain a weather briefing before his flight and that he flew into an area of known rain. The crash near Talihina killed 71-year-old pilot Ray Broadbent of Heber Springs, Arkansas, The wreckage was found on October 24th, 2013.
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