Fort Supply, OK – Firefighters contain wildfires in NW Oklahoma
FORT SUPPLY, Okla. (AP) Crews have contained two wildfires that burned about 1,500 acres in northwestern Oklahoma.
Woodward County Emergency Management Director Matt Lehenbauer said Tuesday firefighters were able to control the fires, including one that burned about 1,200 acres near Mooreland, after a cold front blew through the area late Monday. He says that fire and another one near Fort Supply Lake wer under control about 2 a.m.
Oklahoma City, OK – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma emergency managers say potential rain from Tropical Storm Hermine is not expected to cause significant problems but they are watching carefully as it moves across Texas and toward Oklahoma.
They remember just more than three years ago when Tropical Storm Erin moved into the state and stalled over Kingfisher County. Up to 9 inches of rain caused extensive flooding and was blamed for 6 deaths.
Oklahoma City, oK – Okla. attorney wants state questions off ballot
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The state Election Board secretary says a lawsuit filed over two proposals on the Nov. 2 general election ballot could cause problems.
Attorney James Thomas filed the lawsuit in Tulsa County, challenging the constitutionality of State Question 751, which would require state business to be conducted only in English and State Question 746, which would require people to present photo identification before they can vote.
Wilburton, OK – Okla. hunter's death ruled a homicide
WILBURTON, Okla. (AP) A Hartshorne man's deer-hunting death has been ruled a homicide, but his widow says charging the friend who shot him would be another tragedy.
Forty-four-year-old John Morgan was fatally shot last October in the Gowen Mountain area. Investigators say his friend, 70-year-old Jack Zearley, fired a high-powered rifle at a deer that was between him and Morgan.