Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. AG helps raise domestic violence awareness
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt will help usher in Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a series of events designed to raise awareness of domestic violence and its tragic consequences.
Pruitt says domestic violence is a serious crime that affects thousands of Oklahoma families each year. He says Oklahomans must find new ways to prevent and end the cycle of violence.
Undated – NEW YORK (AP) American Airlines' stock plunged to an eight-year low on fears of a weaker economy which hurt other airline shares and speculation that the carrier would seek bankruptcy protection.
Undated – Inhofe visits Okla. troops in Afghanistan
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma's senior U.S. senator has returned from a visit to Afghanistan, where he personally delivered an Oklahoma-made machine used to detect improvised explosive devices.
Sen. Jim Inhofe visited National Guard troops with Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team who deployed in late July. Since that time, the Oklahoma Guard has lost 12 soldiers. Inhofe visited the troops at the Forward Operating Base Gamberi and Bagram Air Base.
Tulsa, OK – Governor Mary Fallin today announced a new initiative to target and fix all 706 of the Oklahoma state highway system's currently identified structurally deficient bridges by 2019. Oklahoma has frequently and notoriously topped national "bad bridge" lists. Fallin's new "Bridge Improvement and Turnpike Modernization Plan" would, upon completion, bring the number of currently known structurally deficient highway bridges to less than one percent and make Oklahoma a national leader in that area.
Norman, OK – The danger of wildfire is rising once again in western Oklahoma. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag fire warning for Cimarron, Texas, and Beaver counties in the Oklahoma panhandle. Dry conditions and wind gusts of 20 to 30 miles per hour are expected in western Oklahoma which raises the possibility of wildfire in the region, says the weather service. Starting on Wednesday, the forecast for the state calls for highs in the 80s and low 90s with a slight chance for rain in the Panhandle.