OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least one person received a minor injury and homes and vehicles were damaged when severe thunderstorms dropped hail the size of baseballs on parts of southwestern Oklahoma.
Tillman County Emergency Management Director Jeffrey Rector said Friday a couple and their grandchild were trying to escape the storm when hail smashed one of the vehicle's windows, injuring one of the occupants.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma conservation officials say 11 state streams are being removed from the Environmental Protection Agency's impaired waters list.
Officials say state monitoring also has shown that more than 150 other streams and stream segments are clean enough to stay off the list due largely to good conservation practices being implemented on the land.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that a loophole in federal regulations allows Oklahoma power plants to exceed emissions standards.
The environmental group claims that power plants are permitted to exceed emissions standards during certain phases of operations.
An EPA spokesman tells the Journal Record that the agency is still reviewing the lawsuit.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says the state's total revenue collections are resuming their upward trend despite the impact that low natural gas prices are having on state finances.
Miller released figures on Wednesday that show total collections for April were $1.16 billion, an increase of 7.7 percent over the same month last year. He reported that every major source of revenue was up over the same month a year ago, with the exception of taxes on oil and natural gas production, which dropped by more than 20 percent.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Climatological Survey reports that the average daily temperature from January through April is the warmest on record in the state.
The four month stretch includes the warmest March ever recorded in Oklahoma in records that date to 1895.
Associate state Climatologist Gary McManus says the average daily temperature for the four months was 52.3 degrees — 5.5 degrees above normal — to break the previous record of 51.4 degrees set from January through April 1986.