Tulsa, OK – 4 more people die of flu complications in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma State Department of Health says four more influenza-associated deaths have been reported to the agency, bringing the number of deaths this flu season to 12.
Officials announced Thursday that two of the deaths were in the 19-64 age group and two occurred in the 65 years or older group. Two of the deaths were in Oklahoma County, one was in Canadian County and the other was in Tulsa County.
Tulsa, OK – USA Volleyball has announced today that Tulsa will host a 2011 FIVB World League match featuring the U.S. Men's National Team and the No. 1 ranked Brazil team on June 24-25 at the Reynolds Center at The University of Tulsa.
Undated – Wildfire potential enhanced over Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) At least 16 Oklahoma counties will have an enhanced risk for wildfires on Thursday.
The National Weather Service says temperatures ranging from the upper 60s to low 80s and southerly winds of 20 to 30 mph will help increase the wildfire potential, particularly across western Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. firefighters oppose state pension changes
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Dozens of Oklahoma firefighters visited the state Capitol to express concern over proposed legislation that could change their pension benefits and guidelines.
A state House committee is scheduled to consider several pension bills Wednesday afternoon. Legislative leaders say modifying Oklahoma's public pension systems is one of their top priorities for the 2011 Legislature because of the systems' $16.5 billion unfunded liability.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. senator seeks AG opinion on education workers
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Senate's top Democrat wants an attorney general's opinion on whether it's legal for state education workers to be paid with private funds.
Senate Democratic Leader Andrew Rice of Oklahoma City said Wednesday that Democrats are concerned that the Department of Education is being directed by senior staff paid by a private foundation instead of with state-appropriated dollars.