🌱 Tank Battery Explodes, Injuring 1 + MPS Resumes COVID Testing

Hello, people of Oklahoma City! It's me again, Helen Eckhard, your host of the Oklahoma City Daily.

First, today's weather:

Increasing amounts of sun. High: 48 Low: 30.

Here are the top 3 stories today in Oklahoma City:

  1. Police have released new surveillance footage related to an incident in which a man was shot and killed after confronting car burglars in southwest Oklahoma City earlier this month. The surveillance video captured one person wearing a ski mask trying to break into cars, while another person jumped a fence and ran through a backyard. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at (405) 297-1200. (KFOR Oklahoma City)

  2. Authorities took a person to a hospital in Oklahoma City after a tank battery exploded Thursday afternoon in Custer County. Weatherford fire crews were called to help when flames at the tank battery in Thomas spread to other equipment, cars, and nearby grass.Crews have since contained the fire, but authorities have not released the condition of the person who was hurt. (KOCO Oklahoma City)

  3. Mustang Public Schools resumed its free COVID-19 testing clinics on Friday. The free testing clinics are held 8 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while supplies last.The drive-thru testing is held at the Mustang High School baseball and soccer complex. (KOCO Oklahoma City)

Today in Oklahoma City:

  • Workshop: Papercrete Planters At Myriad Botanical Gardens (10:00 AM)

  • Lap Loom Weaving Class At Oklahoma Historical Society (1:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is urging Oklahoma City drivers to prepare ahead for slowdowns in work zones on major corridors like I-35, I-40, I-44, and US-69. (Facebook)

  • Firefighters with the Oklahoma City Fire Department responded to a house fire Friday morning in South Oklahoma City. Thankfully nobody was home at the time of the fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire and fire investigators are now determining the cause. (Facebook)

  • The Oklahoma City Police Department announced that missing middle school student Keionne Jackson was located safely on Friday. (Facebook)

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Helen Eckhard

About me: Helen Eckhard is a marketing assistant at Lightning Media Partners. She is a self-professed logophile who is currently pursuing her master’s degree in library science. Outside of work, you can find Helen constructing crossword puzzles, knitting, or devising increasingly crafty ways to kill off characters in her mystery novels.

This article originally appeared on the Oklahoma City Patch