Oklahoma City, OK – First doses of swine flu vaccine arrive in Okla.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The first doses of the much-anticipated swine flu vaccine are arriving in Oklahoma and county health departments are developing distribution plans.
The Oklahoma and Cleveland County health departments are reporting that their allotment of the vaccine arrived Monday and state Health Department spokeswoman Leslea Bennett-Webb says it's anticipated most county health departments will have their vaccine by Tuesday.
Tulsa, OK – Poultry attorney questions official over sampling
TULSA, Okla. (AP) An attorney for the Arkansas poultry industry has repeatedly questioned an Oklahoma state official about why he didn't want to know more about the results of two water samples taken from his property.
On Monday, Ed Fite, the director of Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers Commission, said he didn't participate in the sampling, and only gave the team directions to his property.
Oklahoma City, OK – Crime's impact on every aspect of our society is clear to Attorney General Drew Edmondson, and that's why he is concerned that Oklahoma is included on a very short list of states that does not prohibit insurers from viewing domestic violence injuries as pre-existing conditions.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Attorney General Drew Edmondson said now is the perfect time to focus not only on the crime but also how it radiates outside its traditional parameters.
Tulsa, OK – Dr. Robert Spoo, associate professor of law at The University of Tulsa College of Law, will recount some of his experiences clerking for the U.S. Supreme Court's newest justice, Sonia Sotomayor, and provide his analysis of the upcoming 2009-10 court session during a free CLE hosted by the TU College of Law.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. trooper again accused of excessive force
HOLDENVILLE, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma trooper previously suspended for fighting with an ambulance driver is on paid administrative leave after being accused of using excessive force.
Trooper Daniel Martin is accused of beating Khristopher Douglas of Holdenville. Douglas says he was at a friend's home helping with renovations Saturday when troopers pulled up to handle an apparent traffic stop.
Oklahoma City, OK – Budget cuts to mean fewer hot meals for needy srs.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Officials who provide services to the elderly say recent budget cuts will mean fewer hot meals for frail and isolated senior citizens.
The Commission for Human Services has cut $14.6 million from its budget because of a drop in state revenue. The cuts include $7.4 million to the Aging Services Division that includes the senior nutrition program.