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.
Tulsa, OK – Acting United States Attorney Thomas Scott Woodward announced that Federal search and arrest warrants were served yesterday in the Tulsa area resulting in the arrests of eight Mexican nationals for participating in a wide ranging drug trafficking conspiracy.
Tulsa, OK – TULSA, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a Eufaula family that wanted to buy land in Latimer County has been missing for nearly two weeks.
A sheriff's deputy found the pickup truck of Bobby and Sherrilynn Jamison and their 6-year-old daughter, Madyson, about 30 miles from their home on Saturday. Officials say a small, hungry dog was inside the vehicle.
Volunteers, police officers, firefighters and Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers searched for the family over the weekend.
Tulsa, OK – Tulsa area hospitals recommend flu vaccinations
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Hospitals in the Tulsa are highly recommending but not requiring staff members get vaccinations for both the seasonal and the swine flu.
Dr. Steve Swyden at St. Francis Hospital says there's not enough swine flu vaccine for everyone yet. He says people who work with high-risk groups and in the Children's Hospital are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated.