Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Forester issues firewood warning
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Forestry officials are warning Oklahomans not to purchase firewood from outside the state to prevent insects and diseases from gaining a foothold.
State Forester John Burwell says firewood has become a major pathway for moving invasive species. When people transport firewood, it often can transport bugs or diseases that may not be native to the area.
Oklahoma City, OK – Tulsa English instructor honored
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Brian Grimm, an English teacher at Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, has been selected as Oklahoma's teacher of the year.
State Superintendent Sandy Garrett announced Grimm as the winner of the award on Tuesday during a ceremony at the State Fair. A committee of eight people from outside education selected Grimm from among 12 finalists for the honor.
By Hear State Trooper explain the cause of the accident
Tulsa, OK – Molasses spills across the westbound lanes of I-244 near the Delaware overpass.
The tanker was loaded with molasses to be mixed with cattle feed when it overturned just after 11 a.m. The accident blocked all three lanes of the expressway. Traffic was diverted onto the shoulder to pass.
The Tulsa Fire Department Hazardous Materials team was called to supervise the clean-up. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol investigated the wreck.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Energy experts say increasing Oklahoma's use of renewable energy could have tremendous benefits for the state, but policymakers say mandates aren't the way to achieve that goal.
At a forum on energy policy Monday at Oklahoma Christian University, House Speaker Chris Benge described renewable portfolio standards as a "non-starter" in the Oklahoma Legislature.
By Hear Dr. Bradley discuss the situation with KWGS' John Durkee
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma bracing for tough flu season
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) With Oklahoma already among the states hardest hit by swine flu, state health officials are bracing for even more problems once the traditional seasonal flu season begins in about a month.
Two deaths in Oklahoma have been blamed on the swine flu, or novel H1N1 virus, and nearly 30 people have been hospitalized so far this month, including 13 children.