LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State University/A and M Board of Regents have approved a ban on electronic cigarettes and other smoking devices on the Stillwater campus.
The board voted Friday during a meeting in Langston to immediately ban e-cigarettes, hookahs, vapor devices and clove cigarettes until more research on their safety is completed. The OSU Student Government Association and other groups support the ban.
State health officials have favored a ban on e-cigarettes — saying they aren't regulated and are increasingly used by teenagers.
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust will open a recycling center at 11th Street and Cincinnati Avenue in downtown Tulsa. It will replace a center at Admiral Place and Louisville Avenue closed this year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An art show featuring photographs of people staying in motels along Route 66 will be unveiled next month in Tulsa.
Livings Arts will show Western Doughty's Route 66: Room #116 project starting Jan. 3 and running through Jan. 23. The show depicts everyday people and their experiences in Route 66 motels since the historic highway opened in the 1920s.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — At least two deaths have been blamed on a winter storm sweeping through Oklahoma that has brought snow and ice and bone-chilling temperatures.
Oklahoma City police say an unidentified man was discovered dead under an overpass in an area where transients are known to congregate. On Thursday, a 5-year-old boy from Fort Gibson was killed when a van he was riding in overturned on an icy road.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials say roads in much of the state are reported to be slick and hazardous following winter storms across Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says travel is discouraged in the eastern two-thirds of the state because of slick and hazardous roads caused by snow and sleet. Troop G in southern Oklahoma reports that the H.E. Bailey Turnpike was "extremely slick and hazardous" at about 5 a.m. Friday.
Emergency responders spend the afternoon rushing to the scene of car wrecks brought on, in part, by the slick streets.
A steady sleet snarled afternoon traffic as the Winter Storm Warning continued for the Tulsa metro. Between 12:30 p.m., when the sleet started, until 4 p.m. EMSA responded to 22 motor vehicle accidents. Seven people had to be transported to the hospital. More crashes took place as the afternoon rush hour got underway. The Tulsa Police Department was on "Operation Slick Streets" and only responded to injury crashes.