Tulsa, OK – Groups say coal-ash site in Okla. tainting water
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Three environmental groups say a coal ash disposal site in Oologah is contaminating groundwater in the area.
A report released Thursday by the Environmental Integrity Project, Earthjustice and the Sierra Club say the water has arsenic and heavy metals in it. The groundwater is under American Electric Power-Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's Northeastern Station.
Broken Arrow, OK – A leaked draft audit report indicates wrong doing in the Broken Arrow Public Schools. The report, not due out for another week, accuses former Broken Arrow school board members of by-passing the Oklahoma competitive bidding laws. The audit says almost $3.2 million dollars worth of business was given to a Broken Arrow Air Conditioning and Cooling Company with following the proper guidelines.
Former School Superintendent Jim Sisney was terminated after began an eternal probe into the alleged sweetheart deals.
Tulsa, Okla. – Students get their first holiday next week, and many more Americans than last year will be taking advantage. AAA reports that the number of Americans expected to travel over the Labor Day weekend is up almost 10 percent from last year.
AAA Oklahoma spokesman Danial Karnes says the number of Oklahomans traveling is expected to be up by about nine percent.
Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Following nearly a month-and-a-half of searing temperatures across Oklahoma, about half of the state is now in a mild drought.
The Oklahoma Climatological Survey in Norman said Thursday that the U.S. Drought Monitor shows the southeastern half of Oklahoma in a "flash drought." The OCS says a flash drought occurs when abnormally dry weather combines with very hot temperatures in a short period of time.