Tulsa, OK – Two female giraffes have arrived at the Tulsa Zoo and are settling into their new home in the zoo's African Savannah.
The first to reach Tulsa was the 4-year-old female from the Dickerson Park Zoo, "Lexi", and the second female, "Pili", age 2, arrived from the Sedgwick County Zoo. Both females were born on the same day and recently had their birthdays on June 17.
Tulsa, OK – 12-Oklahoma counties have been approved for public assistance by FEMA after severe storms, tornadoes and flooding hit their communities last month. The counties are Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Delaware, Grady, Jefferson, Kingfisher, LeFlore, Logan, Major, McClain and Osage. State officials estimate damage and other costs for the counties to be around $15 million.
Oklahoma City, OK – State defends legal challenge to Okla. budget SEAN MURPHY,The Associated Press
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An attorney for the state says the transfer of just more than $100 million from a state transportation fund that was used to help balance Oklahoma's state budget this year is "perfectly constitutional" and that he expects the state Supreme Court will agree.
Antlers, OK – Woman charged with murder in deadly Okla. shootout
ANTLERS, Okla. (AP) A Texas woman has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder after two suspected bank robbers she was with were shot to death by law officers near Antlers in southeast Oklahoma.
Online court records show Rachael Marie Spear of the Dallas area is charged in last Thursday's deaths of Jeremy Dysart of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Justin Whisenhunt of White Settlement, Texas.
Tulsa, OK – Talk about your mobile meth labs! A Tulsa man is arrested for having a working meth lab in his pants. 28-year-old David Buyckes was arrested near I-44 and Yale. Tulsa Officer Leland Ashley says the arresting officer spotted Buyckes and thought he was acting strangely and began questioning him. That is when the shake-and-bake meth lab was discovered in a one liter plastic bottle.