Tahlequah, OK – Oklahoma AG wants federal ruling on tribal casino
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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) Attorney General Scott Pruitt is asking the National Indian Gaming Commission why it's taken so long to rule on an issue regarding a casino operated by the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
Joplin, MO – Number unaccounted for drops to 40 in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) There are now 40 people who remain unaccounted for a week after a massive tornado hit Joplin.
Mike O'Connell, spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, told The Associated Press on Sunday that the number of unaccounted "just dropped" to 40 because of the latest deceased whose next-of-kin have been notified. The number had stood at about 100.
More than 130 people have been reported killed in the storm that hit Joplin a week ago.
Joplin, MO – Names released of 31 dead from Joplin tornado
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) Missouri authorities have released the names of 31 people confirmed dead from the tornado that ripped through Joplin earlier this week.
The Missouri Department of Public Safety made the list of names public Friday night after next of kin were notified. Gov. Jay Nixon has directed state troopers to help notify the kin of others killed in the storm. The Department of Public Safety plans to release daily updates on its website, www.dps.mo.gov .
Oklahoma City, OK – Fallin announces appointments to Okla boards
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Gov. Mary Fallin has announced appointments to two state boards and the University Hospitals Authority.
Fallin said Friday that Mike Samis was reappointed to the University Hospitals Authority; Dr. Terry Gerard was appointed to the state Board of Health and Greg Adams and Stephen Dudley were appointed to the state Board of Pharmacy.