Fox at Five: Hazmat called to investigate powder at Hobby Lobby HQ
By Jay Dillon
The Oklahoma City Police Department is investigating an envelope of white powder sent to Hobby Lobby corporate headquarters.Police were called to the Hobby Lobby headquarters near SW 44th and Council in SW Oklahoma City around 2:00 Thursday afternoon.According to police, an employee opened a letter with white powder inside of it. The employee opened an envelope that contained a second envelope. Police say the white powder was inside the second envelope.The envelope was received at Building 1, which houses loss prevention.Just before 4:15 Thursday, Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight said the team has given the 'all clear' and called the substance benign.-------It's election season in Oklahoma and the primaries are just days away. Now, the state attorney general is putting campaigns and candidate on notice.The AG's office is reminding politicians the rules about robocalls. A spokesperson says they've received several complaints about possible violations. Campaigns must identify the person behind the call and include a phone number or address where they can be reached.Tonight on the Primetime News at Nine, the penalties campaigns and candidates face and the lawsuit being filed challenging robocalls.--------A former Oklahoma County Jail employee is charged for his role in the death of an inmate. Investigators say Andres Sanchez used excessive force while handling Emmett Martin.According to an affidavit, Martin suffered a dislocated shoulder and wrist and those injuries caused internal hemorrhaging, leading to his death in December.-------The wet weather has been a welcome relief for much of Oklahoma, but the drought isn't busted yet.New data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 17 percent of Oklahoma is in exceptional drought -- the most severe classification of drought. That's down from 21 percent a week ago.The Drought Monitor says 53 percent of the state is in extreme or exceptional drought, primarily in the northern, central and western parts of the state. That's down from 61 percent last week.About 8 percent of Oklahoma, all in the southeast, is experiencing no drought conditions.Oklahoma currently has no burn bans in place.-------May 2013 is a month Oklahomans will never forget and that includes the Red Corss.The orginazation said the devastating and dealy tornadoes in that month were a wakeup call for how it deals with Spanish-speakers in the metro. Of the 21 victims killed in the May 31 storm, nine were Hispanic and many died from miscommunication and bad safety information.Tonight on the Primetime News at Nine, the new way they're reaching members of the growing Spanish population and how you can access safety info on any smartphone or tablet.-------Five months of waiting and detours is about to come to an end for traffic in two Oklahoma cities.The James Nance Bridge will reopen Friday, reconnecting Lexington and Purcell. It was shut down in January when inspectors found several cracks.Crews spent the last few months working around the clock to get it reopened.The bridge will reopen Friday at 3:00 PM.
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