Washington, D.C. – Boren, Jones lead US House military depot caucus
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Congressmen from Oklahoma and North Carolina will be the leaders of a military depot caucus in the U.S. House.
Reps. Dan Boren, D-Okla., and Walter Jones, R-N.C., will serve as co-chairmen of the House Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus. Boren says the group of House members focuses on policy issues affecting military facilities including aviation depots, shipyards, arsenals, ammunition plants and energetic material production facilities.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. judge to handle cases of slain Arizona judge
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge in Oklahoma City will take over some of the criminal cases assigned to a federal judge in Arizona who was killed in a shooting at a congresswoman's event in Tucson, Ariz.
U.S. District Judge Tim Leonard told The Oklahoman that he volunteered to take cases assigned to Judge John Roll. Leonard said he's been approved by federal court officials to regularly travel to Tucson for the remainder of the year to handle the cases.
Undated – Oklahoma schools debate how to make up snow days
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Back-to-back winter storms have meant some Oklahoma students have not attended school in February and others have been in class for only a couple of days.
Most districts build a handful of snow days into their schedules but those have been exhausted and leave school administrators across Oklahoma with decisions to make on how to meet the state requirements for classroom instruction of either 175 days or 1,050 hours a year.
Tulsa, Ok – Mayor Dewey Bartlett has announced that the Tulsa Fire Department has been awarded a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response, or SAFER, grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The $4,238,856 grant will be used to hire 46 new firefighters to replace those lost through attrition in the past few years.
The City of Tulsa received confirmation of the award today from both Senator Jim Inhofe's office and from Congressman John Sullivan's office.
A temperature of minus 31 degrees in Nowata has broken the record for the lowest temperature in recorded history in Oklahoma.
Associate state climatologist Gary McManus at the Oklahoma Climatological Survey says the Thursday morning reading broke the record of minus 27 degrees set Feb. 13, 1905 in Vinita and matched Jan. 18, 1930 in Watts. Temperatures of minus 28 at Bartlesville and Pryor also broke the record.