Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's attorney general and a handful of lawmakers from the House and Senate will meet during the upcoming session to develop proposals targeting illegal immigration.
House Speaker Kris Steele and Senate Pro Tem Brian Bingman announced the formation of the panel yesterday.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla's new patrol boss warns of trooper furloughs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The new commissioner of Oklahoma's Department of Public Safety is warning lawmakers that furloughing troopers and other personnel is one of the few ways the agency has to respond to looming budget cuts.
Commissioner Michael Thompson outlined his budget proposal yesterday to a Senate budget panel, which grilled him on how the agency is prioritizing its spending.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. officials report another flu death
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma health officials say the number of deaths related to complications from influenza has risen.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health says one death was reported in the past week, and 62 people were hospitalized. Health Department officials say the person who died was in the 65 years and older age group and lived in McClain County.
Three people have died from flu complications since Sept. 1.
Undated – Winter storm moves across Oklahoma to Arkansas
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A winter storm that brought freezing rain and snow to Oklahoma and is blamed for at least one death has begun moving out of the state and into Arkansas.
National Weather Service meteorologist Pete Snyder in Tulsa said the storm was expected to be out of the state by noon Thursday after dropping two to three inches of snow in most places. He said the largest accumulation was four-and-a-half inches in Pawhuska while up to five inches could fall in north Arkansas.