OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The National Weather Service says Oklahoma will likely see a roller coaster of temperatures over the next few days, with warm weather and a high fire risk Friday followed by the possibility of wintry weather during the weekend.
Forecasters say Oklahoma will see high temperatures Friday in the 60s and 70s with breezy and dry weather creating dangerous wildfire conditions in parts of the state. But on Saturday night, a strong storm system will enter the state, bringing the possibility of freezing rain.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Autism will be the focus of the 14th Annual Sitlington Lecture in Toxicology at Oklahoma State University's Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
The lecture will feature Pamela J. Lein, a molecular biosciences professor from the University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Lein will present a lecture entitled "Environmental Risk Factors for Autism: The Case for PCBs" on March 7. The lecture is open to the public at no charge.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More than a dozen Oklahoma business leaders are joining hundreds more nationwide urging Congress to pass an overhaul of the country's laws on immigration.
The 15 Oklahomans are among 636 business owners and leaders who signed a joint letter on Wednesday to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner calling for immigration reform. The letter was released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The letter urges Congress to act this year on immigration reform standards released by the House Republican Conference last month.
The Port of Catoosa came very close to a record-setting year in 2013.
Last year, 1,494 barges moved 2,700,990 tons in and out of the port, 1,474 fewer tons than in 2012. But at today's State of the Port address, City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority Chair David Page said one barge usually carries 1,500 tons.
"Just one more, and we would have had a record year," Page said. "I think if we'd known that on Dec. 28, we'd have made sure that one more barge got through here."
Page said shipments of crude oil helped set the 2012 record.