Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. Gov. Mary Fallin to undergo hip surgery
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin plans to have arthroscopic surgery on her left hip to relieve pain she has experienced in recent months.
Communications director Alex Weintz (WENTS) says the governor will have the outpatient surgery Tuesday morning at an Oklahoma City hospital. Weintz says she will return to the Governor's Mansion later in the morning and work from there for the remainder of the week while she recovers.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The excessive heat that has enveloped Oklahoma has caused six deaths and is suspected in seven other cases.
The Oklahoman reports that the state medical examiner's office cited heat as having caused the death of a 91-year-old woman in Tulsa on Sunday.
The National Weather Service says an excessive heat warning remains in effect for 24 counties in the eastern part of the state until late Saturday. Tulsa, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Wagoner and Washington counties are included in the warning.
Tulsa, OK – Congressional Budget cuts force the Tulsa Social Security Office to close a half hour early.
Agency workers will continue to work regular hours, but public availability will only be from 9am to 3:30pm effective August 15. This is a result of a 1 billion dollar cut Congress made to Social Security this fiscal year.
Chouteau, OK – Okla. storm flips buggy, Amish woman injured
CHOUTEAU, Okla. (AP) A storm that moved through Chouteau flipped a horse and buggy and injured an Amish woman.
Mayes County emergency officials say the Sunday storm struck an Amish community southwest of Choteau.
Mayes County emergency manager Johnny Janzen says downbursts destroyed one barn and damaged several others near Chouteau. Also, six homes sustained roof damage near Pryor and four barns were destroyed.
Tulsa, OK – On your commute today, keep this stat in mind. For every 10-cars you see; at least one of the drivers is being distracted. Tulsa Police traffic coordinator Craig Murray the afternoons are worse than mornings.
He says everything is competing for our attention while driving from kids in the back seat to the beeping of incoming text messages.
Tulsa, OK – Fines for immigration violations rare in Oklahoma
(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Since, 2005, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have cited two Oklahoma businesses for violating immigration laws, a number an immigration attorney calls "extraordinarily low."
Tulsa, OK – 24 Oklahoma counties under excessive heat warning
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Twenty-four counties in eastern Oklahoma are under an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service.
The warning will remain in effect until 10 p.m. Saturday for Cherokee, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Wagoner, Tulsa, Rogers, Mayes, Delaware, Pawnee, Ottawa, Pushmataha, Choctaw, Washington, Osage, Craig, Nowata, Pittsburg, Sequoyah, McIntosh, Muskogee, Le Flore, Latimer and Haskell counties.