Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma Governor-elect Mary Fallin today named retired Major General Rita Aragon as her next secretary of veterans affairs.
"No one is more experienced or more effective when it comes to Oklahoma's military and veterans needs than Rita Aragon," said Fallin. "As an accomplished military woman and a dedicated public servant, I know Rita will make an invaluable member of my cabinet."
Oklahoma City, OK – Pilot killed in small plane crash in Oklahoma
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities say a small plane crash in the Oklahoma City area has killed one person.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the pilot of a single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza was killed when the plane crashed Wednesday night near Yukon, about two miles south of Wiley Post Airport. Lunsford says the plane was flying from Lawton to Oklahoma City.
Stillwater, OK – 2 Stillwater police officers to be laid off
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Stillwater's council has accepted a plan to lay off two police officers in the Payne County town.
The council unanimously approved the measure Monday, saying the layoffs are needed to help close a budget gap the city says was created when an arbitration panel ruled in the police union's favor in a contract dispute.