Supporters of a bond issue that funds shelters in schools will get their time in court tomorrow. Take Shelter Oklahoma hopes the State Supreme Court will reset a petition clock to get its measure on a future ballot.
Tulsa County is the latest county in Oklahoma to institute a burn ban. County Commissioners voted this morning to put the ban in place. It will be effective for seven days and will be reviewed next Monday.
Emergency management officials surveyed area fire departments for the last several days. Today, the results, along with the weather forecast determined that conditions were appropriate for a burn ban according to the guidelines for extreme fire dangers set out in state law.
LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded several more small earthquakes in Oklahoma.
Authorities say no injuries or damage are reported from quakes ranging from magnitude 2.2 to 3.5 that were recorded in Logan, Payne and Grant counties, although police in Stillwater say several residents called to report feeling the temblors.
The U.S.G.S. reports a magnitude 3.5 quake was recorded at 3:15 a.m. Sunday about 7 miles northwest of Langston and a 3.1 magnitude quake occurred at 9:11 p.m. Saturday about 3 miles southwest of Stillwater.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cleveland County authorities say a woman has been found dead in her cell in the Cleveland County jail.
Authorities say the woman had been arrested by Moore police for intoxication and placed in the cell where she was found unresponsive about 4:30 a.m. Sunday. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Her name and a suspected cause of death were not immediately released.
Her body has been sent to the state medical examiner to determine the cause of death.
An overnight fire in downtown Sand Springs leaves a man and a woman injured. They lived in an apartment above a storage facility near First and Main in Sand Springs when the building caught fire.
The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Sunday morning. The couple managed to get out of the apartment by climbing out a window to the roof of a building next door. It is there that they were rescued by fire fighters.
The husband and wife were taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, but are expected to recover. The cause of the fire in unknown at this time.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Governor Mary Fallin has announced appointments to various state boards and commissions.
The governor's office said Fallin has appointed Billy Sims of Mountain View; Loretta Turner of Broken Arrow and Shannon Ferrell of Stillwater to the Environmental Quality Board and Dr. Jenny Alexopulos of Tulsa to the State Board of Health.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Senate has wasted no time in passing big-ticket items that include a $160 million bond proposal to improve the Capitol and a bill to overhaul the retirement system for new state workers.
Plans to cut the income tax and to provide $40 million for an American Indian Cultural Center and Museum are also moving quickly.
But whether any of the bills reach the governor's desk hinges primarily on how they're received in the House — led by newly elected Republican Speaker Jeff Hickman.