Hauling people in the back of a pick-up is not illegal in Oklahoma. However, a Muskogee State Senator says it should be.
The Oklahoma Senate today voted down a bill that would have made it illegal for people to ride in the back of a pick-up. The measure was from Muskogee Democrat Earl Garrison.
He says 28,000 people die from falling out of moving trucks in the U.S. Garrison says seat belts are required to ride in the cab of a truck, but, for some reason, it is okay to ride-- unsecured--in the pick-up’s bed.
Authorities in Jenks are investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide. A mother and her three year-old daughter are dead, a five year-old son is hospitalized.
The discovery was made late yesterday afternoon. Undergoing a custody fight, the mother apparently gathered the children into the garage and started the family car. The mother are girl was found dead at the scene. The boy was taken to St-Francis Medical Center.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma group that supports a set of education standards known Common Core is delivering a petition to state legislators signed by more than 7,000 Oklahomans who support the standards.
The Expect More OK! Coalition delivered the online petition to lawmakers Wednesday.
Common Core standards have been adopted in 45 states, including Oklahoma in 2010, and include basic requirements for students in math and English.
Hearings on Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban lawsuit are set for mid-April in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, but several groups are weighing in now.
More than a dozen friend of the court briefs were filed Tuesday before a midnight deadline, most of them supporting same-sex marriage. Filers included Republicans who were former opponents and a coalition of businesses including Google and Starbucks.
Tulsa City Councilors are disappointed with Mayor Bartlett’s veto of a resolution urging that the Department of Transportation NOT sell a state owned rail line. Councilors believe a sale will diminish or eliminate chances for returning passenger train service to Eastern Oklahoma. Council Chair Karen Gilbert says the vote on the resolution was unanimous, and the mayor’s opposing stance is difficult to understand.
She says the veto and what to do about it will be discussed at a committee meeting, and then a veto override attempt could be the next step.
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.9-magnitude earthquake has been recorded in the Lake Arcadia area in Edmond.
Police say there are no reports of damage or injury but that there were several calls from people who felt the quake.
The quake was recorded at 8:17 a.m. Wednesday in the Oklahoma City suburb and comes after a series of smaller quakes ranging from magnitude 2.1 to 2.9 were recorded overnight in the Stillwater area about 50 miles to the north.