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House Explosion Investigation
Investigators are trying to figure out who's to blame for an explosion that flattened one home and severely damaged three others. Thursday afternoon, a home on the 9200 block of South Villa exploded after a contractor hit a natural gas line.
Oklahoma Natural Gas says workers arrived in the neighborhood around 3:30 in the afternoon to start repairing the gas leak. Fire crews say the house exploded just before 5:00PM.
Deputy Chief Marc Woodard says the Oklahoma City Fire Department did not find out about the gas leak until after the explosion. According to 911 call recordings, before the explosion neighbors contacted their gas company about the smell of gas.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission just launched an investigation into the incident, which is common procedure. The agency oversees pipeline safety and regulates natural gas. A spokesperson for the agency won't comment on the investigation's details until it's complete.
Tonight during the Fox 25 News after the game, find out what you should do if there's a natural gas leak in your neighborhood.
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Posted: Friday, January 4 2013, 06:09 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. grand jury returns new charges on ex-judge
May 23, 2013 23:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury has returned new indictments against a former Lincoln County judge who already faces embezzlement and cattle theft charges.
The grand jury handed up the indictments Thursday against 47-year-old Craig S. Key of Chandler.
Key turned himself in last month to Lincoln County authorities who set bond at $10,000.
One indictment accuses Key of harboring a fugitive by allegedly encouraging a client facing criminal charges in Lincoln and Jefferson counties to flee the state to avoid prosecution.
Another charges Key with five counts of delivery of a forged note and accuses him of forging the name of a woman whose signature was required on escrow account checks that Key was also required to sign.
Key's attorney, Cheryl Ramsey of Stillwater, says the additional indictments are no surprise.
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