NOBLE, Okla. (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is joining state and federal officials to begin the task of assessing damage to homes and businesses during the state's wildfire outbreak.
Fallin will tour scorched parts of the state on Thursday with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma Gov. and U.S. Sen. David Boren is endorsing Democrat Rob Wallace in his race for the 2nd Congressional District seat currently held by Boren's son, U.S. Rep. Dan Boren.
Now the president of the University of Oklahoma, David Boren said in a statement that Wallace has a "strong and proven background in prosecution and law enforcement."
Wallace is a longtime state and federal prosecutor and says the elder Boren's endorsement "is another testament to the coalition of support my campaign is building."
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Creek County investigators say two people burning trash likely sparked a massive wildfire last week near Bristow that destroyed dozens of homes and torched more than 90 square miles.
Creek County Sheriff's Lt. Charles Redfern said Tuesday his office confirmed two people were burning trash in a rural area northwest of Bristow on Thursday. He says a joint investigation with the Bureau of Indian Affairs is ongoing, because there is some dispute about whether the blaze started on tribal land.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has been selected as a headline speaker at the Republican National Convention in Florida later this month.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) announced Tuesday that Fallin will deliver an address at the convention in Tampa, which will be held from Aug. 27-30. Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz (wentz) says the date and time of Fallin's speech hasn't been determined.