DRUMRIGHT, Okla. (AP) — A mobile disaster recovery center is slated to open near Drumright this week to help residents apply for aid after a devastating wildfire burned more than 90 square miles last month in Oklahoma's Creek County.
Officials say the center is slated to open at a church near Drumright on Tuesday.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management deputy director Michelann Ooten says the center will make it easier for people in the Drumright area to get face-to-face information about assistance.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With Republicans enjoying large and growing majorities in the Oklahoma House and Senate, GOP legislative leaders are being forced to wrangle with how to balance a broader spectrum of ideas and ideology among members.
Last week, four new Republicans secured posts in the Oklahoma Legislature with victories in primary runoffs in races that drew no Democrats.
Two of those new Republican members defeated better-funded, Chamber of Commerce-backed opponents in the Republican primary.
ASHER, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been arrested on drug charges after undercover officers reportedly bought synthetic marijuana at a Pottawatomie County convenience store.
Sheriff Mike Booth says authorities received a tip that the drug — also known as K2, spice or potpourri — was begin sold at a convenience store in Asher. He says two store employees and one customer were arrested on drug charges. All three had been released on bond by Friday.
Booth tells the Shawnee News-Star that deputies seized more than 50 bags of the synthetic drug.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Summer-long drought conditions that have plagued Oklahoma and Arkansas have left in limbo the usual explosion of fall foliage colors that attract tourists to both states.
The Ozark and the Ouachita national forests that spread into both states are normally destinations for those who want to see the reds, greens and yellows of the tree leaves. But U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Tracy Farley says many leaves have already turned brown and are about to fall to the ground.
But foresters say it isn't too late for the colorful seasonal change to be saved.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Steele Jantz threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score as Iowa State beat Tulsa 38-23 Saturday to win its ninth opener in 10 years. Shontrelle Johnson added a career-high 120 yards rushing for the Cyclones, who scored 24 straight points and held off a late rally by the Golden Hurricane. Jantz threw and ran for second-quarter touchdowns to help Iowa State move ahead 24-16 at halftime. Cody Green's 3-yard touchdown pass to Keyarris Garrett brought Tulsa within 31-23 in the fourth quarter.