Oklahoma City, OK – Officials: Flu deaths in Oklahoma climbs to 19
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma State Health Department officials say another person has died of influenza complications, bringing the total this season to 19.
The Health Department reported yesterday that the latest flu death was an Oklahoma County resident in the 65 and older age group. Officials say 47 percent of flu deaths have occurred in the 65 and older age group.
Undated – Fire destroys mobile home, house in central Okla.
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say a grass fire has destroyed a house and a mobile home near Shawnee, but no injuries were reported.
Pottawatomie County Emergency Management Director Don Lynch says firefighters were called about 3 p.m. yesterday to a wooded area in Bethel Acres. Lynch says an Oklahoma National Guard helicopter with a 600-gallon bucket dropped water on the flames, helping to bring the fire under control by last night.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. hunting guide accused of deceptive practices
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A hunting guide from Broken Arrow is charged with deceptive trade practices for allegedly cheating hunters out of more than $75,000.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt says James Adam Jenkins was arrested on Tuesday after being charged in Tulsa County with three counts of unfair or deceptive trade practice in violation of the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla Senate approves anti-illegal immigration bill
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A sweeping anti-illegal immigration bill that allows police to arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally and seize property used to commit immigration-related crimes has passed the Oklahoma Senate.
The Senate voted 29-15 on Wednesday for the bill over the objections of some members who say the plan is unconstitutional and would be detrimental to Oklahoma's economy.
Oklahoma City, OK – Fire weather watch issued for Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) It could be another busy day for firefighters across Oklahoma.
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch for 17 counties in western Oklahoma through Thursday night.
Southwest winds of 20 to 25 mph with higher gusts are forecast, and temperatures are expected to range from 85 to 94 degrees in that region of the state. The relative humidity will be between 10 and 20 percent.