(AP) - Heavy, in some cases record-breaking rains have unleashed flash floods across parts of central and southern Oklahoma and northern Texas. The 12.44 inches of rain registered between 6 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Friday in Fittstown, Oklahoma, about 75 miles southeast of Oklahoma City, was the most recorded in the 25 years since Oklahoma Climatological Survey's Mesonet was established. The total also ranked second in Oklahoma weather records dating to 1890.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against two former Oklahoma County jailers accused in the death of an inmate whom they shot with pepper balls. Brian Harrison and Colton Ray shot Charlton Chrisman with more than a dozen pepper balls in April 2017. An autopsy concluded the 40-year-old inmate died of "agitated delirium due to acute methamphetamine intoxication." Pepper ball injuries were a contributing factor. A judge dismissed the charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon on Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former U.S. attorney from Oklahoma has kept his lobbying contract with a health care nonprofit that's under federal investigation for alleged corruption linked to several Arkansas lawmakers. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that federal prosecutors have alleged in court filings that nonprofit Preferred Family Healthcare concealed its lobbying expenses and spent more money than permitted. Steve Lewis of Tulsa lobbied on behalf of the nonprofit for years while also serving on its board.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history. Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in "The Outsiders." Danny O'Connor is leading an effort to turn the house into a museum about the coming-of-age drama and book of the same name. O'Connor tells reporters White helped meet a $75,000 fundraising goal.
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