Oklahoma City – OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma transportation officials have ordered modifications to bridges in the state that are similar to one that was involved in a deadly collapse in Minnesota in 2007.
Gary Evans, the chief engineer for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, said Tuesday that officials have ordered a design review of 95 truss bridges in the state. Evans says reports on 30 of the bridges have been received so far and that nine of them needed modification.
Tulsa, OK – Feds sue to block Arizona illegal immigrant law
TULSA, OK (AP) The U.S. Justice Department has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's tough new law targeting illegal immigrants.
The government filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix on Tuesday. In Tulsa, Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Arizona is following federal law, something, he says, the federal government is not doing.
Tulsa, OK – Former Skiatook School Superintendent Gary Johnson will be in court tomorrow morning. He is facing charges of embezzlement and bribery in connection with over-spending in the Skiatook district.
Johnson was indicted by a grand jury last month. He will enter a not guilty plea and ask for a preliminary hearing.
Tulsa, OK – Man dies after stabbing while at Tulsa taco stand
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A 33-year-old man has died after an early morning stabbing at a Tulsa mobile taco stand.
Police say witnesses reported that an ongoing feud between the attacker and victim led to the stabbing about 3:10 a.m. Monday. Sgt. Pat Calhoun says an unidentified man jumped out of a vehicle that had pulled up to the taco stand and a fight broke out.
Oklahoma City, Ok – Rain continuing in Oklahoma; flood warnings issued
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Forecasters are issuing flood warnings as sometimes-heavy rain continues to fall in parts of Oklahoma.
According to the Oklahoma Mesonet, about 6.4 inches of rain fell in Hobart in Kiowa County between midnight and 8 a.m. Monday. About 3.6 inches fell during the same period in nearby Fort Cobb in Caddo County.
Parts of seven counties in southwestern Oklahoma are under flash flood warnings.