Tulsa, OK – Heat warnings issued for parts of Oklahoma
TULSA, Okla. (AP) The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for five eastern Oklahoma counties as temperatures across the state are expected to reach triple digits.
Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Sequoyah and Muskogee counties are covered under the warning, which is in effect until Thursday night. Much of the rest of eastern Oklahoma is under a heat advisory until Tuesday night.
Oklahoma City, OK – Lobbyist spending on Okla legislators increases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Funding for state agencies was down in Oklahoma, but spending by lobbyists on legislators was up during the past legislative session.
According to Oklahoma Ethics Commission records, lobbyists spent $51,133, or 24 percent more, on lawmakers from January to June. Nearly all of that was for meals. During the same period in 2009, lobbyists spent $38,587.
Bartlesville, OK – Bartlesville police think drug dog was poisoned
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Bartlesville police say a preliminary report indicates their agency's drug dog might have been poisoned.
The 3-year-old dog known as "Cooper" was euthanized last Monday after his partner, officer Troy Newell, noticed the animal had been lethargic. The dog had been examined by a local veterinarian and a Tulsa animal clinic and diagnosed with advanced kidney failure.