Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. lawmakers question investigation panel rules
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A special investigative committee formed to look into the activities of a state representative charged with bribery is under fire from lawmakers concerned that its activities will be closed to the public.
The House Special Investigative Committee will investigate Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore.
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department says seven state parks will close for good this year because of budget cuts.
Officials announced Friday that Adair State Park in Stilwell, Beaver Dunes in Beaver, Boggy Depot in Atoka, Brushy Lake in Sallisaw, Heavener Runestone in Heavener, Lake Eucha in Jay, and Wah-Sha-She in Copan will shut down Aug. 15.
Tulsa, OK – Not all in NE Okla. are ready for 10-digit dialing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Not all residents and businesses are ready for mandatory 10-digit dialing to come to northeastern Oklahoma.
The change starts Saturday, and all local calls in the area will require a 10-digit number. It's part of an "overlay" plan to add a new 539 area code to the existing geographic 918 area code. The 918 area code numbers are expected to run out in 2012.
Bartlesville, OK – Autopsy shows Bartlesville baby drowned in washer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The state Medical Examiner's office says a 10-day-old Bartlesville baby found dead in a washing machine drowned.
The agency released the autopsy report on Maggie May Trammel this week. The report indicated Maggie had contusions on her scalp, left ear, neck, chest and buttocks and abrasions on her cheeks and scalp. No internal injuries or fractures were noted during the autopsy.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Senate OKs plan for statewide signatures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Senate has voted to make it tougher for people to get an issue placed on the state ballot.
It voted 28-15 Thursday to send to voters a state question that would require a certain percentage of voter signatures in each of the state's five congressional districts in order to place a question on the ballot.