Tulsa, OK – The Oklahoma Department of Transportation opens Harvard Avenue 12-hours earlier than had been planned. The roadway was shut down over the weekend, so crews could dismantle the old I-44 bridge over Harvard. Traffic was moved over to the new bridge. The work was part of the overall I-44 widening project from Yale Avenue to Riverside Drive.
Guthrie, OK – Oklahoma firefighters battle grass fires
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) Firefighters have largely contained a grass fire that scorched grass and trees near Guthrie.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Michelann Ooten said late Saturday that crews were putting out hot spots in the fire, which forced the closure of State Highway 105 for hours. Several homes were damaged and area residences were evacuated.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla GOP closing registration gap on Democrats
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Democrats still outnumber Republicans in Oklahoma, but the GOP is quickly closing the gap.
Figures released Friday by the State Election Board show the number of registered Republicans increased by more than 36,000 since January 2010. During the same time, the number of registered Democrats increased by 88. The number of registered independents also increased by more than 15,000 in the past year.
Oklahoma City, Ok – Pregnant official 'shocked' at Rozell's comment
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The new legislative liaison at the Oklahoma Department of Education says she's "shocked" by a comment by a state Board of Education member who said she would be "worthless" in her position if she took immediate maternity leave.