Northwest Oklahoma was rattled by a sizable earthquake Tuesday evening. A magnitude 3.8 quake was recorded 5:50 p.m. Tuesday 1.4 miles southwest of Wakita and 32.8 miles north of Enid at a depth of about .62 of a mile, according to U.S. Geological Survey. The quake originally was reported as magnitude 4.1 but was downgraded, according to USGS.
City of Enid officials held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss a project to widen North Cleveland from the BNSF Railway tracks to Willow. The city, Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are working on the project, which would widen the roadway on Cleveland to four lanes from the railroad tracks to Willow and connect four-lane arterial streets to the north and south. The project would total about 2,500 feet of road.
An Oklahoma City gynecologist agreed to end his medical practice in exchange for having rape and sexual battery charges against him dropped. John A. Fuller, 65, retired his medical license and promised never to practice medicine again, according to court documents. His charges were dismissed Monday in Oklahoma County District Court. Fuller was charged in separate felony cases in 2014 and 2016 as reported by the Oklahoman.
A bill that would affect the criminal sentences of hundreds of people convicted of nonviolent offenses in Oklahoma easily cleared a House committee Tuesday and headed to the full House. House Bill 1269 would apply sentencing reform changes laid out in State Question 780 to offenders who were convicted before the law took effect. The House Judiciary Committee approved the bill 14-3.