News Briefs: OK State Fair, Tulsa Shooting, Bombing in Northeast

News Brief

Headlines for the week of Sept. 19 – Sept. 23:

Oklahoma State Fair brings musicians to Metro area

The Oklahoma State Fair opened last Sunday, Sept. 15, and will remain open until Sept. 25th. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tickets cost $10 for people ages 12 and up. Admission for children ages 5-11 costs $5. Children under 5 are admitted for free. Country singer Montgomery Gentry will be playing in the Jim Norick Arena Friday night, Sept. 23rd, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are available online. Eli Young Band will be performing Saturday night, Sept. 24th, in the Jim Norick Arena. Tickets are also available online. This year, the State Fair has an interactive food finder is available online, allowing visitors to locate their favorite booths more easily.

Shooting in Tulsa, OK

Six days ago, Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby shot and killed Terence Crutcher, a 40-year-old Tulsa, OK, resident. According to the Associated Press, Shelby was charged with first-degree manslaughter yesterday afternoon. Crutcher was on the side of the road, waiting for assistance after his car broke down. According to CNN.com, Shelby thought Crutcher was reaching for a weapon and fired her gun as defense. However, according to CNN.com, both sides of the stories are conflicting. Questions are raised over if Crutcher put his hands up, was under the influence and whether he was armed or not. Shelby is in the middle of her fifth year with the Tulsa Police. (CNN)

Bombings in New Jersey and New York

Last Saturday morning, an explosion erupted in a trashcan on the side of the road in Seaside Park, NJ. However, no one reported injuries. Later that day, an explosion occurred in midtown Manhattan, NY. This time, 29 people were injured, but there were no casualties. According to NBCnews.com, both explosions were intentional and police questioned five individuals to determine the cause. Ahmad Khan Rahami is believed responsible for these two explosions and is U.S. custody. According to NBCnews.com, authorities ruled out the indication that ISIS was involved — but this is still being considered as an act of terror. (NBC)

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