Bokoshe, OK – Authorities look for suspect in double killing
BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) Le Flore County authorities say they're looking for a "person of interest" in what they're calling a double homicide near Bokoshe.
Sheriff Bruce Curnutt says authorities received a call about 9 p.m. Wednesday from a relative of the victims. Deputies aren't releasing the identity of the two people who died but have said one is male and one is female.
Tahlequah, OK – Okla. tribe committee sets meeting about runoff
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) The Cherokee Nation Speaker of the Council says a special Rules Committee meeting has been scheduled to consider a proposal to bring in an independent company to help the election commission conduct an upcoming runoff election.
Speaker Meredith Frailey said in a statement Wednesday that Chief Chad Smith agreed to call the meeting for July 12. The runoff is set for July 23.
Washington, D.C. – Oklahoma was named the seventh most obese state in the country, according to the eighth annual F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2011, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Oklahoma's adult obesity rate is 31.4 percent.
Tulsa, OK – The men and women who battle fires in hot summer weather must take special precautions. In addition to drinking lots of water, Tulsa Fire Department spokesman Tim Smallwood says the use of cooling stations is necessary.
Smallwood says crews are also frequently rotated to give firefighters as much of a break as possible in the extreme heat.
Tulsa, OK – Fire departments throughout Tulsa County are again being surveyed to determine if a burn ban is necessary. Area Emergency Manager Roger Jolife says the moderately dry drought status triggers calls to firefighters to see if conditions warrant a ban on outdoor burning. Any burn ban recommendation would have to go before County Commissioners to get a final okay.