OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma transportation official says rail used by Amtrak for the Heartland Flyer that runs daily between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, complies with a new speed control system. Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson has said it's possible service will be suspended on tracks that don't have what's known as Positive Train Control. Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Kenna Mitchell told The Journal Record that Amtrak has confirmed the Heartland Flyer line is compliant.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A hearing for the owners of a now closed Oklahoma publishing company on felony charges is being delayed. Spokeswoman Terri Watkins for the Oklahoma attorney general's office says the preliminary hearing scheduled Wednesday for father and son, Richard Tate and Ryan Tate is now scheduled for May 16. An attorney listed for the Tates did not immediately return a phone call on Saturday.
NEW YORK (AP) - A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison. A federal judge in Brooklyn pronounced the sentence Friday for Ibrahim Suleiman Adnan Harun. Prosecutors say Harun confessed that he threw a grenade and shot at an American military unit in a 2003 ambush. The firefight killed Army Pvt. Jerod Dennis, of Antlers, Oklahoma, and Air Force Airman Ray Losano, of Del Rio, Texas.
CLAREMORE, Okla. (AP) - Authorities have arrested an Oklahoma man for allegedly giving his 12-year-old son advice on how to kill himself. Authorities said Friday that the boy suffered minor burns after following his father's suggestion that he light himself on fire. Sheriff's Maj. Coy Jenkins said 36-year-old Michael Joseph Jensen was arrested Wednesday on a child neglect warrant.
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