OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Senate-backed plan to tap $40 million from the state's unclaimed property fund to help complete a Native American museum in Oklahoma City is getting a frosty reception from GOP leaders in the Oklahoma House.
Newly elected House Speaker Jeff Hickman said Thursday that the House Republicans' initial reaction to the proposal "was not overwhelming."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma Senate panel has approved legislation that bans cellphone use in school zones across the state.
The Senate Public Safety Committee passed the measure on Thursday and sent it to the full Senate for a vote.
The measure makes it illegal for anyone operating a motor vehicle to use a wireless communications device in a school zone. The bill does not apply to vehicles that are stopped, drivers who are using hands free devices or specifically-listed emergency calls. The bill is similar to existing laws in Arkansas and Texas.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A red flag warning is in effect for much of Oklahoma because of a very high risk of wildfires Friday.
The National Weather Service says the warning is in effect from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday for most of Oklahoma, except the Panhandle and southeast section of the state. The weather service says mild, dry and breezy conditions will create a very high to extreme risk for wildfires.
Forecasters say winds of 15 mph to 30 mph are expected Friday with gusts up to 40 mph. Temperatures could reach the 70s Friday.
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Tulsa’s amnesty period for parking tickets is over, but speeding tickets could get the same treatment eventually.
City Manager Jim Twombly told the city council budget committee current enforcement efforts are bringing in more than they cost. Councilors asked if bad weather kept people from coming to pay their tickets. Twombly said a three-week amnesty period was enough time and residents got plenty of advanced notice.
Theatre Tulsa's New Stage initiative will soon offer its first-ever production with a widely hailed play from 2010 that has never before graced an Oklahoma stage: "Clybourne Park," by Bruce Norris, is a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning comedy/drama that was written in response to Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play, "A Raisin in the Sun" (1959). "Clybourne Park" will be staged in the Liddy Doenges Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center from tomorrow night (Friday the 21st) through March 2nd.