Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Lawmaker gets OK to bring gun to state Capitol
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A retired state trooper who now serves in the statehouse says he occasionally carries his gun to the Capitol after he received threatening phone calls at home.
Oklahoma law prohibits people even those with valid concealed handgun licenses from entering state buildings while armed. However, exceptions are in place for active and retired law enforcement officers, like Rep. Mike Christian, a Republican from Oklahoma City.
Tulsa, OK – Official wrote memo to warn of litter's overuse
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A former Arkansas poultry company executive is testifying about a memo he wrote in 2005 that warned of the environmental dangers of applying too much bird waste on farmland.
Monty Henderson, the former president of George's Inc., testified Thursday that he became aware of the potential problems caused by the over-application of the phosphorous-heavy waste in the late 1990s.
Oklahoma City, OK – 13 deaths now attributed to swine flu in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say 13 Oklahomans have now died of swine flu and the number of serious cases of the illness is rising.
The most recent deaths include an infant in Tulsa who was less than 6-months-old, a child in Carter Count, a Le Flore County man, a Noble County man and a Tulsa woman. State epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley says three of the deaths were a result of secondary infections that occurred after flu symptoms subsided.