Bees escape in Wal-Mart parking lot, sting several people

OKLAHOMA CITY — Three people were taken to a hospital after an estimated 30,000 to 60,000 bees escaped and stung people in a Wal-Mart parking lot in southeast Oklahoma City.

Emergency Medical Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary says two people were transported in serious condition and the third was in good condition after being stung Saturday morning after the bees escaped from three hives.

Each of the three injured are adults, but no other information about them was released.

Oklahoma City Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says the incident began about 10:30 a.m., when a person selling bee hives met a buyer in the parking lot and the bees escaped.

Fulkerson says beekeepers were called and gathered the insects. He said a firefighter was also stung but did not require medical attention.

Man's dueling obituaries name wife in 1, girlfriend in other

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Two versions of a New Jersey man's obituary have appeared together in a newspaper — one saying he's survived by his wife, and the other saying he's survived by his girlfriend.

Both obituaries in the Press of Atlantic City agree that Leroy Bill Black, of Egg Harbor Township, died Tuesday of lung cancer caused by fiberglass exposure.

However, the obituary with top billing says he's survived by his "loving wife" and a son. The second announcement, right beneath the first one with the same photo of Black, says he's survived by his son, a host of siblings and his long-time girlfriend.


A person who answered the phone at Greenidge Funeral Home, which is handling arrangements, wouldn't comment on the two obituaries and would only say the funeral home works at the discretion of the wife.

Associated Press