Undated – 1 person hurt as storms leave damage in Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Severe thunderstorms pounded parts of central Oklahoma, leaving some people trapped in their cars by power lines brought down by strong winds.
Norman Deputy Fire Chief Jim Bailey says one person was cut on the head after a severe storm knocked a power line onto a car. Bailey also said several people were trapped in their vehicles by power lines at an apartment complex.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. officer suspended for not attending event
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Tulsa police captain who wouldn't make his officers attend a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at a local mosque because it violated his religious beliefs has been suspended without pay for two weeks.
According to a personnel order, Capt. Paul Fields was suspended for violating the department's rules on being obedient and on conduct unbecoming of an officer.
Pawhuska, OK – Tribe opposing proposed NE Oklahoma wind farms
PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) The Osage Nation is citing economic and environmental concerns in saying it opposes planned wind farms near the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in northeastern Oklahoma.
Osage Chief John Red Eagle says in a statement posted on the tribe's website that the tribe isn't opposed to alternative energy development. But he says the development of the wind farms could hurt future minerals development in the area.
Tulsa, OK – Okla. Supreme Ct. upholds illegal immigration law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court says most of Oklahoma's anti-illegal immigration law is constitutional, but the court has struck down one section regarding the flight risk of illegal immigrants who are in custody.
The state's highest court handed down a 25-page decision Tuesday that says most of House Bill 1804 is constitutional. The measure was passed by the Legislature in 2007.
Meers,OK – Firefighters contain large blaze in SW Oklahoma
MEERS, Okla. (AP) A firefighter suffered heat exhaustion while helping crews battle a blaze that charred hundreds of acres in southwestern Oklahoma.
Comanche County spokesman Chris Killmer said Monday the firefighter was treated at the scene and released. There were no other reports of injuries or of property damage with the blaze, which Killmer says officials estimate burned 300 to 400 acres near Meers.