TODAYS TOP STORIES
Envelopes with White Powder Investigated in Downtown Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK-- Three federal offices in Oklahoma City receive suspicious letters with a mysterious white powder, FBI officials say the sender indicated the white powder was anthrax.
The first letter was reported at the US Attorney's Office in Downtown Oklahoma City.
"It's kind of scary," said Debbie Aceves, who works near the US Attorney's Office.
Bob Troester, a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office says after an employee opened the letter, officials quickly contained the substance and notified the FBI.
"We want to try and make sure to contain it in as small of an area as possible, and expose as few people to it as possible, until we can determine if it is or isn't dangerous," Troester explained.
The FBI and several other agencies responded to the call, including Oklahoma City Police and Hazmat.
"Field tests here on site by the Hazmat unit inidcate that the susbstance was not dangerous," said Troester.
The Federal Courthouse and FBI Headquarters also received suspicious letters that posed the same threat.
An FBI spokesman told Fox-25 all three suspicious letters have been traced to an inmate serving time for larceny in McAlester.
The FBI spokesman also said there could be a fourth letter linked to the same inmate. The FBI found a suspicious letter at a federal building in Muskogee Wednesday. The letter contained the same mysterious white powder, but FBI officials say the substance tested negative for anthrax.
FBI officials have not released the inmate's name.
Posted: Thursday, March 14 2013, 09:56 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Judge orders Okla. pastor to trial on murder count
May 25, 2013 19:32 GMT
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A judge says the pastor of an Oklahoma City church must stand trial in the shooting death of his son-in-law.
Fifty-three-year old Michael Elder is charged in the death of 27-year-old Gary Davidson last February. Davidson was married to Elder's daughter.
The Oklahoman reports (http://bit.ly/16Wg62Z ) that Judge Ray C. Elliott on Friday ordered Elder to stand trial after Davidson's wife and girlfriend each told different stories. April Davidson said she feared for her life while fighting with Davidson in the front seat of a pickup truck. Judith Chism said Davidson was trying to exit the truck from a rear seat when he was shot.
Defense lawyers have argued Davidson fired the gun in self-defense.
Elder is senior pastor at The Cross Baptist Church. He was being held without bail.
Sometimes the stories with the most impact come directly from the viewers. If you have a story that needs to be told, we want to hear it. Fill out the form below and let us know what stories need to be told.
From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..I hope you've had a relaxing Memorial Day weekend so far! Besides, isolated t'storms for central Oklahoma, most of the state had warm and sunny weather. ...
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
BC-US--Dow Record-Three Personal Stories, 1st Ld-Writethru,1173
Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
AP Photo FX102, FX103
Eds: With BC-US--Dow Record. Adds photos.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: RESTAURANT FLAP LEADS TO INTERNET MELTDOWN
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- It isn't exactly to curry favor with your restaurant customers -- even if your specialty isn't curry.