Langley, OK – Blue-green algae toxins in Grand Lake have subsided enough to lift warnings against direct contact with the water. Grand River Dam Authority spokesman Justin Alberty says the latest test results are negative for toxins.
People are urged to continue to avoid places where algae collects in the back of coves and in still water areas.
Turley, OK – The state Fire Marshal's office is being called in to help the Turley Fire Department determine the cause of an overnight blaze.
The fire gutted the abandoned Pentecostal Church near 60th Street and the Osage Trail. The church had been there since the 1940s. It appears the blaze started in the parsonage and the cause looks suspicious.
It is not known if it is related to a string of arson fires in the area in the past few weeks.
Washington, D.C. – Coburn may return to Senate's 'Gang of 6' ANDREW TAYLOR,Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Tom Coburn says he may rejoin the so-called Gang of Six, the bipartisan band of senators seeking to reach agreement on a big deficit-cutting deal that would blend spending cuts with a tax code overhaul.
Tulsa, OK – Former Skiatook Superintendent Gary Johnson enters a guilty plea in Tulsa District Court. He was indicted by a Tulsa County Grand Jury last year for embezzlement and bribery. The grand jury indictments were replaced with local charges filed this morning by Tulsa County District Attorney Tim Harris.
Oklahoma City, OK – Ex-Okla. senator takes bribery case to Sup. Ct.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An attorney for a former state senator charged with bribery says a recent appellate court ruling that allowed the case to continue is wrong.
Defense attorney Robert McCampbell urged a state Supreme Court referee Tuesday to recommend that the high court send the case against former Sen. Debbe Leftwich of Oklahoma City back to the state Court of Criminal Appeals for a hearing.
The appeals court has refused to dismiss the charge against Leftwich.