Washinton, D.C> – U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new report "Back in Black" that outlines how the federal government can reduce the deficit by $9 trillion over the next ten years and balance the federal budget. The 614-page plan was the result of a thorough and exhaustive review of thousands of federal programs.
Tulsa, Ok – 16 Oklahoma counties under excessive heat warning
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Sixteen Oklahoma counties are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.
The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday.
Forecasters say high pressure will remain anchored over the central plains into next week, bringing an extended period of excessive heat. They say afternoon heat indexes will be in the 105-to-110-degree range and overnight lows will remain warm, providing little to no relief from the heat.
McAlester, OK – Oklahoma death-row inmate dies in cell
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Officials say a death-row inmate found dead in his cell at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester likely died from natural causes.
Prison security personnel found 51-year-old Elwood Jackson Jr. unresponsive in his cell Sunday. Warden's assistant Terry Crenshaw tells the McAlester News-Capital a prison doctor later pronounced Jackson dead.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma multicounty grand jury to meet Monday
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is scheduled to meet for the first time since September.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Office says the grand jury will convene on Monday and take testimony on issues it is investigating until Wednesday. Testimony before the grand jury is secret and its meetings are closed to the public.