OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — AAA Oklahoma says the average price of a gallon of gas has fallen 8 cents in the state during the past week.
AAA said Tuesday that the statewide average for a gallon of self-serve regular is $3.59 — down from $3.67 a week ago. The average is 9.5 cents lower than a month ago and is down 11 cents per gallon from a year ago.
The average price in Tulsa is just below $3.47 per gallon while drivers in Oklahoma City are paying an average of $3.55.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An anti-abortion group is urging House leaders to bring a so-called 'personhood' bill to the House floor for a vote and vows to paint any lawmaker who refuses to support the move as what they call "pro-abortion."
A group of ministers and anti-abortion advocates made the comments Tuesday after the House approved a non-binding resolution that grants personhood rights at "all stages of human development."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin says the state has reached an agreement with Public Service Company of Oklahoma and the Environmental Protection Agency on federal air quality rules for PSO's two coal-fired power plants in Oologah.
The Attorney General's Office sued the EPA in May to allow more time for the state to craft a solution. The agreement allows PSO to comply with EPA rules while protecting Oklahoma consumers and ratepayers.
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — Apache Corp. has donated $350,000 to replace the tornado warning system in Woodward, where six people were killed this month by a twister that struck shortly after midnight.
The oil and gas company announced the donation Monday. Woodward officials say lightning knocked out electricity to the town's warning system, and few residents heard the sirens as the storm approached on April 15.
Six people died, 30 were injured and more than 200 homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.
NEW YORK (AP) — American Airlines is arguing "a restructured job is better than no job at all," as it seeks approval of a federal bankruptcy judge for its restructuring plan.
After losing more than $10 billion in the decade leading up to its declaration of bankruptcy last November, the airline says that its union contracts must be changed to make the company financially stable. It wants to eliminate 13,000 union jobs or about one in every four union workers. It's also looking to freeze or terminate pension plans, curb health benefits, reduce time off, and impose many other cuts.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be alert and cautious in road and bridge construction zones.
State highway officials are observing Work Zone Awareness Week by reminding motorists that the men and women who work on the state's highways are mere feet away from high-speed traffic with often only a cone or barrel that mark construction zones separating them.
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A judge has delayed a hearing for an Okmulgee man facing separate murder charges for the death of his girlfriend and the deaths of two young Weleetka girls.
Kevin Sweat was due in court Monday for a preliminary hearing in the death of his girlfriend, Ashley Taylor. Sweat is also charged in the June 2008 shooting deaths of 13-year-old Taylor Placker and 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — The Broken Arrow City Council has voted to fire the city manager, who was criticized by a neighborhood group for how the city handled a proposal to build an American Indian casino in the Tulsa suburb.
Officials say David Wooden will receive six months of severance pay, or about $71,750 plus benefits.
Wooden wasn't present when council members terminated his employment late Friday, but in a statement he said he has enjoyed his career.